Bringing in crowds of bubbly visitors from around the world, livening up Causeway Bay in their colorful costumes, Hong Kong Sevens has always been the big event that wakes the city up from the sluggish slump of Spring every year. With tournaments through April 7-9, the event is right around the corner now.
The Hong Kong Rugby Union has taken it upon themselves to make sure this excitement is transmitted to all within the city. Here are some highlights you won't want to miss.
HKSEVENS Central at Chater Garden
Last year, Chater Garden was an extended stage to the Hong Kong Stadium during the Rugby Sevens tournament. This year, the festivities have gotten bigger and better to span through the HKSEVENS Rugby Week (April 3-9), with ample time to hype everyone up for these breath-taking matches.
Stroll around Chater Garden from 10am-4pm on April 3-6, and you might get to meet your favorite rugby team playing at the Sevens. While you're there, don't miss out on the delicious gourmet food offered by famous local restaurants. From 6 pm onwards there will be a line-up of live music performances. A locally themed evening will take place for the first time on April 6, in which you'll see the familiar faces of RubberBand, and Hanjin Tan all invited to celebrate the start of the well-anticipated tournament.
Throughout the Hong Kong Seven from April 7-9, there will be a live broadcast of the tournaments in the Hong Kong Stadium. Lounge around on the purpose built rugby pitch and enjoy a fantastic range of Food and beverage offerings, as you get into the game played out on the giant screen.
Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Bars & Restaurants
As if hosting the world-renowned Hong Kong Sevens and a week-long carnival are not enough, the Hong Kong Rugby Union strives to do even more by covering your dining plans in the weeks prior to the actual tournaments. With over 100 participating bars and restaurants across Hong Kong Island covering a wide variety of cuisines worldwide, you definitely won't run out of choices. Download the HKSEVENS mobile app, and follow the instructions to enjoy discounts and deals from 24 March to 9 April. Show a valid Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon boarding pass or pay using a HSBC credit cards to get even more exclusive promotional offers.
List of Bars & Restaurants Club:
Details to the Chater Garden Hong Kong Sevens Central Party:
Written by Sharon Yeung