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INSEAD Forum 2017 - Hong Kong Cultural Experience

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Come and EXPERIENCE Hong Kong!

Build a modern city on an ancient civilisation, put it at an intersection of cultures, and you get a place that is truly worth exploring. When you plan your trip to Hong Kong, take advantage of the cultural experience that we meticulously selected for you and your partners. Limited seats. So, get your tickets today!

SATURDAY, 18TH NOV - PARTNER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Option 1: Hong Kong Cultural Kaleidoscope & Victoria Peak

Begin your day the traditional Chinese way. Learn the ancient Chinese exercise of Tai Chi (Shadow Boxing) under the tutelage of a bona fide Tai Chi master. This martial art, Tai Chi, with its slow, graceful movements, is suitable for all ages and promotes improved balance, muscle tone, breathing and digestion.

It remains one of the favourite methods of keeping fit in Hong Kong.

Next, learn about the Chinese tea-dinking etiquette – Hong Kong style! The best way is to visit the Museum of Tea Ware followed by a specialty teashop for an introduction of tea drinking culture, different varieties of tea and its proper preparation where the techniques of tea brewing are taught. Get a taste for the perfect cup of tea with exquisite dim sum (literal meaning “touch the heart”).

A journey to Hong Kong is not complete without experiencing the panoramic bird’s eye view from Victoria Peak. We offer you a chance to ride on a century old Peak Tram to get to the Peak, it is the 1st cable funicular in Asia providing a direct route to the Peak which is one of Hong Kong's top tourist attractions. Stroll around Victoria Peak on this leisurely 3.5 km circuit road to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, towering skyscrapers, and gain a sense of Hong Kong's rich colonial heritage. Enjoy our local delicacies before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Tour cost: HK$700.00 per person (maximum 45 participants)
Duration : 5 hours (09:30 till 14:30)
Includes: All necessary transportations, Tai Chi Class, Tea Demonstration with snacks, one way cable car to the Victoria Peak, local delicacies and English speaking guide.
Remarks: Easy, walk on a good footpath.

Option 2: Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class

Since the days of the Silk Road, Dim Sum has been an integral part of Chinese culture. For Hong Kong people, Dim Sum goes hand in hand with Yum Cha (drinking tea). Today, it is popular for Chinese families to gather on weekend mornings to indulge in Dim Sum, sip tea and chat with each other.

Dim Sum is a collection of delightful, mouth-watering Chinese dishes served in steaming bamboo baskets and eaten with multiple pots of Chinese tea. Dishes range from steamed pork buns, shrimp dumplings, beef balls and spring rolls, to the local favourite of pan-fried squid with spicy salt.

Attend a cooking class conducted by a Dim Sum master chef. This is a golden opportunity for you to learn types of dim sum, technique and its hidden secrets and recipes.

Tour cost: HK$700 per person (maximum 30 participants)
Duration : 4.5 hours (09:30 till 15:00)
Includes: Roundtrip transfer to and from hotel, cooking class, ingredients, recipes, apron, refreshment and English speaking guide service.


SUNDAY, 19TH NOV - ALUMNI & PARTNERS SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Option 1: Po Lin Monastery & Tai O Village

The experience starts with a 25-minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping 360, a culturally themed village high atop a mountain plateau on Lantau Island. It's here at the Ngong Ping Village, that you can see the breathtaking Giant Buddha – the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze statue.

Move onto Tai O village, which is famed for its generations of fishermen who build their houses on stilts. It is also known as the Venice of Hong Kong. The houses are interconnected, forming a tightly knit community that literally lives on the water. Their enchanting world is a photographer's paradise. Lunch will be served in a local Chinese restaurant.

Tour cost: HK$885.00 per person (maximum 45 participants)
Duration : 8 hours (09:30 till 17:30)
Includes: All necessary transportations, one way cable car to Ngong Ping Village, Po Lin Monastery, boat ride in Tai O Village, lunch at local restaurant and English speaking guide service.
Remarks: Easy & walk on a good footpath

Option 2: Dragon's Back Hike + Lunch at Thai Seafood Restaurant

This walk starts in Hong Kong Island's largest country park, the beautiful Tai Tam. The hike will take you across a magnificent reservoir built in 1888, and sheltered by verdant hillsides that rise dramatically from the sea.
A cool path takes you through shady groves of bamboo and lush woodlands accompanied by birdsong, eventually emerging into open hillsides covered with wild azaleas and rose myrtle.

Upon reaching the spectacular Shek O Country Park, you will follow the rugged undulating spinal ridge of the Dragon’s Back. The walk is filled with breathtaking views of the dazzling seas, the distant Nine Pins Islands, sandy Big Wave Bay, Tai Tam Harbour and both the Stanley and Red Hill peninsulas.

The walk concludes with a stroll down through shaded tunnels of exotic flora. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a popular Thai seafood restaurant before returning to the city by coach.

Tour cost: HK$700.00 per person (maximum 45 participants)
Duration : 6 hours (09:00 till 15:00)
Includes: Round trip coach to and from hotel, Thai food lunch and English speaking guide service.
Total tour time: 6 hours, walking time approx. 3 hours
Walking distance: 10km (up & down hill)
Remarks: Hiking shoes are recommended

Contact

For more details, please email alumni.hk@insead.edu.

Notes:

If you are based in SINGAPORE, please purchase your Social Activity tickets here.

Ticket is non-refundable.

The above events are organized exclusively for INSEAD Alumni and Partners.

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