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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Trees in Hong Kong 2015

It's Boxing Day! Time to open your presents underneath that Christmas Tree at home. Over the past 5 Christmas, Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you plenty of Christmas displays around Hong Kong. It has been fun doing so and we will certainly continue this next Christmas.

Christmas Tree at Festival Walk

Do you know how the idea originated? Well, at first, we thought it would be cool to take pictures whenever we came across a Christmas tree in Hong Kong. We soon discovered that shopping malls put in plenty of efforts to set up displays that are much more beyond Christmas Trees. Before we knew it, we have been doing this for 5 years! 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Landmark Santa Paws and The Wishing Machine

Merry Christmas! It's time to celebrate and chill with friends and families.

Santa Paws and The Wishing Machine

One of the most high-end shopping malls in Central, Landmark Hong Kong presents a huge Christmas tree, a gigantic Wishing Machine and plenty of cute teddy bear named Santa Paws. Not only that, they have created a story around all these and showcased video clips on their website.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Line Friends Party at Langham Place

It's Silent Night! Well, kind of! For those who lives in metropolitan Hong Kong, Christmas Eve is usually full of happenings that have little to do with silence. Having said that, the way how human beings communicate is changing. Instead of talking to each other, we send messages on the smartphone. Line is one of those social media app that is especially popular in China.


Line is somehow so popular that it has its own library of cartoon characters. Langham Place in Mong Kok has decided to take these Line Friends to their atrium this Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Tree at Festival Walk

Kowloon Tong is one of Hong Kong's district known for the number of Education Institutes, Church, expensive real estates and love hotels all in the same area. It has never been considered as a shopping area, until Festival Walk came along.

Christmas Tree at Festival Walk 2015

Built around the Kowloon Tong MTR station, Festival Walk connects Hong Kong's underground railway and original train system. Even before this shopping mall was built, Kowloon Tong has always been a transportation hub. Sitting on treasured land, developers built a huge (really really really big) mall with great height, giving it plenty of space for a six-level tall Christmas tree, attracting shoppers from all directions.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sparkling BVLGARI Roman Holiday in Central

A centre piece of Hong Kong Winter Festival 2015, the luxury brand BVLGARI built a giant sparking necklace in Central's Statue Square. Themed around Roman holiday, the light structure sparkles at the heart of Central.

Sparkling BVLGARI Roman Holiday
Just across the road from City Hall, the Status Square has been chosen as one of the key locations for Hong Kong's Winter Festival supported by the tourism board. In the past, other luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co. and Swarovski has supported the same event.

Friday, December 11, 2015

1881 Heritage Royal Ice Palace

Season's Greetings! It's this time of the year again. It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!


A historical monument itself, 1881 Heritage never failed to surprise every Christmas. It is obvious that they cared about Christmas so much and invested into building impressive large out-door structures. This year, they built a Royal Ice Palace in their Grand Piazza.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Artificial Moon at K11

Season's Greetings! It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

Artificial glowing moon at K11

K11 shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui has always positioned itself as a shopping complex that supports local and international artist. This Christmas, they bought a giant moon made of light bulbs to its atrium.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The ONE Fuchiko Christmas

It's Christmas! It's this time of the year again. Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this world famous shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

The ONE x Fuchiko X'mas Decoration

Located at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui opposite to Kowloon Park, The ONE shopping mall has a reputation of celebrating Christmas with not-so-Christmas-sie themes and Japanese characters. They brought the To-Fu Club in 2012, Rilakkuma in 2013 and Pokemon Pikachu in 2014. This 2015, they brought Fuchiko!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Swarovski Hot Air Balloon at the Airport

Season's Greetings! It's holiday season. It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

Swarovski Christmas 2015

Swarovski, the crystal maker, brings Hong Kong at least one giant Christmas tree every year. This Christmas they are working with the Hong Kong International Airport again to bring a Christmas "hot-air balloon" to the Terminal 1 arrival hall.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Happily Ever After Disney Characters at Harbour City

Season's Greetings! It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!


For over a decade, Christmas decorations at the Oceans Terminal forecourt of Harbour City is the most "look forward to" and "must see“ attractions at this time of the year. Harbour City has a reputation of combining displays, lighting, music and moving objects in its grand Christmas exhibition every year.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Disney Drawn From Life at Maritime Square

It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

What's more? This is the 400th post of SimpleDreamer.com! Woo-hoo! This is yet another milestone of our site. Let's celebrate again when we reach five hundred!

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Maritime Square at Tsing Yi brought a Christmas tree and drawings of Disney Characters to its atrium. Compare to previous year's Christmas decors, Frozen Castle, this year is relatively "low key". Nonetheless, traces of classic Disney cartoon characters can still be found in the Christmas themed atrium.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

iSquare Grand Ferrero Rocher Christmas 2015

Season's Greetings! It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

Grand Ferrero Rocher at iSquare Tsim Sha Tsui

iSquare, one of the busiest shopping malls at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, offers plenty of photo opportunities to its visitors every Christmas. This year, they have placed a HUGE Ferrero Rocher at its front door! Isn't it sweet?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Moomin Secret Metsa at Moko

It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

The Moomins are waiting at MOKO

The Moomins (Swedish: Mumintroll, Finnish: Muumi) are here again! This family of Finnish cartoon characters are now at Hong Kong Mong Kok MOKO shopping mall at Grand Century Place.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Love in Time for Christmas at Elements

Season's Greetings! It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

Love in Time for Christmas with Kouklitas at Elements

This Christmas, Elements shopping mall at ICC Kowloon, Hong Kong brought a "real" surprise to its visitors at its atrium. It's the Kouklitas! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

IFC Glowing Trees Christmas 2015

Season's Greetings! It's that time of the year again. It's Christmas! Hong Kong Travel Blog SimpleDreamer.com has brought you snapshots of Christmas in this shopping paradise since 2010. We are certainly going to continue this tradition this Christmas. Enjoy Christmas in Hong Kong 2015!

Grow and Glow Christmas Trees at ifc mall Christmas 2015

Every year IFC mall at Hong Kong Central brings Christmas surprises to its visitors at its atrium. In 2012, IFC mall built a Christmas Forest; last year, they built a hug sci-fi Christmas-bun called Jingle Bao. This year, they hung a handful of glowing Christmas trees from its ceiling.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Minions at Mong Kok MOKO

Bello! Minions are at Mong Kok MOKO shopping mall!


The center piece of the display is a Minion "Yello Submarine" cum "art" museum. Minions figures are scattered around a near by stage. From Royal subjects to rock-stars, from pirates to Munch, cute minions come in all sizes and shapes to have fun and take pictures with you!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Avengers Age of Ultron Figures at Hysan Place

The Avengers Ironman, Captain America, Black Widow, The Hulk and Ultron are at Causeway Bay Hysan Place! These life sized figures are part of the world-wide promotion of the newly released movie Avengers 2 Age of Ultron.

The Avengers Age of Ultron - Hulkbuster vs The Hulk

The most eye catching piece feature Ironman's huge Hulkbuster fighting with The Hulk. Their battle is taking place right in front of one of three Apple Stores in Hong Kong - The Causeway Bay Apple Store. The centre piece is the Avengers team standing on a sci-fi platform, with Ultron at the top of a higher platform. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Paragliding at Dragon's Back

Paragliding is gotta be one of the coolest sports that is closest to flying. You can enjoy freedom while surfing in the sky like a bird. Given the right seasons, timing, conditions (and potentially heaps of other factors), there 8 locations in Hong Kong where you can enjoy the fun of paragliding.


Dragon's Back is a popular paragliding site in Hong Kong. Para-gliders can enjoy the scenic view of Shek O Beach, golf course and the luxury real estate in Shek O. Since there are no direct vehicle access (ie. no road suitable for vehicles) to all paragliding sites in Hong Kong, before one can fly, one must carry the equipment uphill by feet! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monopoly's 80th Anniversary at Maritime Square

Event: Monopoly's 80th Anniversary <大富翁 80 周年 ∙ 經典呈現青衣城>
Date: March 28, 2015 till May 3, 2015
Location: Maritime Square, Tsing Yi
Address: MTR Tsing Yi Station, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong

It's an all time favorite board game! It's Monopoly! Since its debut in 1935, Monopoly has been translated into 47 languages, over 1000 versions and sold in over 110 countries.

Monopoly's 80th Anniversary 1935 - 2015

One of these many version is Traditional Chinese sold in Hong Kong. That's probably why Maritime Square on Tsing Yi Island has brought a life-size Monopoly board to its atrium! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chinese Zodiac at Hong Kong ifc mall

There are 12 zodiacs in the Chinese Calendar. IFC shopping mall in Hong Kong has decided to show case all 12 animals at different corners during the Chinese New Year period.

Chinese Zodiac at ifc mall, Hong Kong

This 2015 is the Year of the Goat. Designers have certainly placed the Goat at the highest possible position. Without a doubt the Goat is overshadowed by the Dragon, which is also one of the 12 'animals' in Chinese zodiac. The Chinese dragon is not quite Barney nor Harry Potter, they are quite slim and long. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chinese New Year of the Goat at Maritime Square

The Chinese lunar calendar has 12 zodiac named after 12 animals. Depends who you asked, this 2015 is the Year of the Goat, well... Sheep, Lamb or Ram. As mentioned yesterday, in Chinese (the language), it only specify the broader animal group sheep-goat-ram and did not specified any particular type. As a result, different people would interpret this differently and all of them are correct!

Xiyangyang celebrating Chinese New Year of the Goat

Maritime Square at Tsing Yi definitely thinks that it is the Year of the Goat. They have invited a Hong Kong designed cartoon character that became very, very, very famous in mainland China, Xi Yang Yang, or Pleasant Goat in English.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chinese New Year of the Sheep Goat Ram at Landmark

A Happy Chinese New Year of the Sheep!

Hundreds of Lamb at Landmark, Hong Kong

It's Chinese New Year! It is the most important festival for Chinese around the world. Without a doubt Hong Kong is celebrating this festive season.