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January 28, 2011

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Rabbit

As we say goodbye to a year filled with fierce fashion, wild parties and lots of bite, and hello to our floppy-eared, bushy-tailed friend, it’s time channel your inner Jessica or Roger, embrace your fairytale dreams or playboy fantasies, and get hopping!

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CRUISE- Hong Kong Yachting and Adelaide Cellar Door Wines have joined forces to organize a one-of-a-kind Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise. Set sail into the new year on Friday, February 4th with a tasting of 5 boutique wines, a hearty dinner and a full view of the sparkling night sky from a prime spot in the harbour. (HK$880/pp, for further details, click here)

COOK- Impress your guests this year when you present your own homemade Savoury Daikon Pudding and traditional Peanut & Sesame Dumplings.  A cooking class on Sunday, January 30th at the InterContinental Hong Kong, under the expert guidance of Yan Toh Heen Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai will have you expertly mixing and folding in no time (HK$688 per person). But leave the cooking to the professionals on Friday the 4th as you sit back and enjoy the restaurant’s 8-course CNY set dinner along with one of the city’s most jaw-dropping harbour views. (HK$1,588 per person, 2313 2323)

SHOP – Spoil the little rabbits in your life with Shanghai Tang’s new range of limited edition Chinese New Year products. Choose from the baby rabbit photo album (HK$580), rabbit red packets (HK$60), and the rabbit baby gift set including an outfit, bib and matching bunny hat (HK$1080). (2525 7333)

FEAST – Grab your seat in the heart of the action at Duetto, where all you can eat buffets of both Italian and Indian cuisine offer something for everyone and the views promise a sparkling start to the year of the rabbit.  (Friday, Feb 4th, HK$350 adults, HK$200 children, including 2 standard drinks, 2598 1222)

Long Leaps

CHIANG MAI – Head for the hills this Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rabbit at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai’s breathtaking property. Their special three-night CNY package is available January 29 to February 20, 2011, and includes daily breakfast for two, a 90-minute Orient Blend massage for two, a set dinner for two at Sala Mae Rim and a special Chinese New Year welcome amenity. (For further details, click here )

DUBAI – The highly anticipated Atlantis, The Palm has created a special Chinese New Year Package, to welcome you from 1 to 18 February 2011, and grant you unlimited access to the breathtaking Lost Chambers and mind blowing Aquaventure water park. After an action packed day, choose from one of 17 award-winning restaurants within the property, or celebrate with a CNY feast at Saffron, which will be serving authentic and auspicious signature Chinese dishes. (starting at AED1,71 / night , +971 4 426 1000 and quote “Atlantis Chinese New Year”)

SANYA – The stunning Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will offer a range of cultural and festive offerings this CNY from interiors adorned with traditional Chinese lanterns and peach trees to lessons in mahjong and dumpling making. Guests who book a one night stay in a Coral Bay Deluxe Villa during Chinese New Year, can also enjoy a range of celebratory benefits including a full day yacht journey with bubbly, canapés and a personal butler, round trip transfers from Sanya International Airport and exclusive access to the Cliff Lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.  What better way to toast the year of the rabbit? (+86 (898) 8820 9999)

Whether you go on a short hop, a long leap or stay holed up at home, we wish you a happy, prosperous and delightful Chinese New Year!

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