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Hong Kong — By Jessy DB on December 22, 2009 at 11:01 am

Have a ‘Budding Winter’ at Hong Kong Park

Since I was young I’ve always loved visiting Hong Kong Park (map). To this day, it still brings some wonderful memories of my childhood running around the playgrounds, chasing the birds and seeing numerous wedding photo shoots around the vicinity. Hong Kong Park is a great development in the city and I’m amazed at how well they’ve been able to maintain its state. From the cascading waterfalls to the manmade ponds, it really is a paradise in the middle of the busy metropolis.

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Hong Kong Park was opened in May 1991 and expands over 8 hectares across Admiralty (map)  and Central (map). It’s a true testament to the extraordinary urban architecture in Hong Kong and the mixture of modern design and natural landscape in the form of artificial ponds, cliffs and waterfalls.

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This winter, local art and design students have transformed four parks in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Park, into visual arts spaces filled with installation pieces and coloured with inventive performances. Hong Kong Park, Kowloon Park (map), Sha Tin (map) and Tuen Mun (map) will be filled with music and outdoor artistry until the end of January.

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In Hong Kong Park, over a hundred students and alumni from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong will be presenting their creative works through animation, video, performance, installation, sound art, and much more. Their showcase is called ‘Making the Familiar Unfamiliar’ and is the product of discovering the unexpected in the otherwise familiar Hong Kong Park.

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Art Tours are being offered for anyone who wants to get the full scope of this unique showcase. You can join for free but be sure to register soon, as spots are limited.

Check out www.buddingwinter.hk for more details.

Photo credit: Jessy DB, The Hong Kong Guide

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