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Go green in Hong Kong!

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests  will be able to  enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being donated to Greenpeace China. The package also includes two choices of entry tickets. The first one lets the guests ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars with crystal bottoms through which visitors can view the lush, tropical forest below and the expansive South China Sea beyond. At the top, guests can enjoy ‘Walking with Buddha’, ‘Monkey Tale Theatre’ and a guided nature tour. Guests can also opt for tickets to have an aquatic experience in the Ocean Park – home to Hong Kong’s incredible aquarium and with number of amazing Asian animals. The hotel concierge  will also offer  guests information on the Green Pass to Hong Kong, an initiative that showcases the best eco-friendly tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Options include: bird watching at Kowloon Park; the Hong Kong Wetlands Park; a ride aboard the last traditional Chinese sailing boat in operation, the Duk Ling; Tai Chi Classes at the hourbour front; a guided tour of the Tang dynasty replicated Nan LIan Garden; or the opportunity to see Chinese Pink Dolphins in their natural habitat.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. This is the first I’ve heard of World Environment Day, which is held every year on 5 June. I’d have thought that such a major event, promoted by such a major organisation as the UN, might have been better publicised.

    They have some good tips on their site for greener every day living. Some of the tips are a bit odd, though: “When you are feeling at your laziest, don’t throw clean clothes in the hamper to avoid hanging them up!”

  2. The title of this thread just gets me. Often I look out my hotel room in Hong Kong, and can’t see due to the pollution. While this is a very nice promotion, the title was just too ironic to pass up. I guess if everyone does their part…

  3. I agree Kendal Hong Kong has a lot of pollution like many of the world’s big cities but i suppose things have to start somewhere. they could also promote it as a walking city as it is fairly compact if not a little bit crowded!

    Whatever it is a fabulous place to visit and the star ferry is probably one of the best ferry rides in the world – although i do also have a soft sport for some of the sydney ferry rides and of course the staten island ferry in new york!

  4. I’m with you irene. Nothing beats the staten island ferry. It is so beautiful and a very intimate way to see new york! I have never been on the Sydney ferry, but my parents are headed there in October so I will highly recommend that to them! What is so amazing about it? Thanks for the tip.

  5. Kendal The sydney Ferries operate from Circular Quay right in the heart of the harbour to various destinations and have some of the best views of the Harbour Bridge, opera house, surrounding bays and neighbourhoods. You should tell them to take a ferry to watsons bay and visit Doyles on the beach a fabulous seafood restaurant – one of the best in sydney – right on the beach makes for the perfect lunch or dinner and can’t recommend highly enough. check their website out http://www.doyles.com.au

  6. Irene. Thanks for the comment. This is what blogs are all about. I have forwarded the message on to them. I believe I am headed out there to visit them during their trip, so I think we are all going to do it together! I will report back.

  7. Kendal, Hope you and your parents will enjoy Doyles. If you fancy a fab brunch in Sydney I can throughly recommend Bills. He has 3 outposts in the city and they are owned by the TV chef Bill Granger. At the weekends they can get quite busy as they are a real Sydney institution. Some of the best scrambled eggs, sweetcorn fritters or ricotta hotcakes. Well worth a visit and a great start to a sydney day!

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