The 24th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races & Carnival 2013

Celebrate the Traditional Tuen Ng Festival with a European Twist
The 24th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races & Carnival, featuring heart-stopping dragon boat races on Tai Pak Beach and festive Carnival at the DB Plaza nearby, will be back this Tuen Ng Festival on 12 June 2013 (Wednesday) in Discovery Bay, filling the neighbourhood with fun, laughter, energy and carnival atmosphere!
A total of 59 teams representing Discovery Bay residents, various business corporations and professional bodies, as well as the recently-opened resort hotel, Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, will compete for the champion in various races. 
At the same time, the open-air Carnival at DB Plaza, organised by D’Deck, next to Tai Pak Beach will have stage performances1 including hip hop lion dance, fire dance and award-winning performance by the Hong Kong Disneyland Cheerleading Team. Fill your shopping bags with hand-picked goodies from over 40 booths selling everything from home decoration items, clothing & accessories, handicrafts to mouth-watering snacks. What’s more, there will be an Inflatable Funland2 and handicraft workshops specially designed for kids! 
Don’t forget to pamper your taste buds at one of the 20 thematic restaurants at D’Deck, the largest oceanfront alfresco dining hotspot in Hong Kong, where you will have the best seats to spectate the races in Tai Pak Beach!
Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza
Another “must-do” is the Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride3 at DB North Plaza, available on every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. At a special introductory price of HK$200 per ride, you can enjoy a relaxing ride through DB North Plaza, taking in the European themed architecture. The carriage will be drawn by two Percheron mares or Belgian geldings, each with unique features and characters. You can learn more about the horses first-hand by inquiring with the horse handlers.
Come to spend the traditional Chinese Tuen Ng Festival in the unique European ambience of Discovery Bay! Enjoy amazing shopping fun and gourmet dining while supporting your favourite dragon boat team, and don’t miss the relaxing horse carriage ride in DB North Plaza!
Details of the Dragon Boat Races & Carnival and Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Tour
The 24th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races
Date & Time: 12 June 2013 (Wednesday), 
Venue: Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay
Participating Teams: 59
Entry for spectators: Free of charge
Open-air Carnival
Date & Time:
12 June 2013 (Wednesday), 
Venue:  DB Plaza, Discovery Bay
Participating Booths: Over 40
Entry: Free of charge
Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza
Date & Time: 12 June 2013 (Wednesday), 
Venue: DB North Plaza, Discovery Bay
Special Introductory Offer: HK$200 per ride (Original price: $380)

Enjoy Free Ferry Ride Offer4 by D’Deck
What’s more, simply present an original receipt of HK$100 or above from any of the 14 designated restaurants5 at the D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter located at the brown Security Guard Post at DB Plaza, and you can enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central on the same day.
To learn more about The 24th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races & Carnival 2013, Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Tour at DB North Plaza and the free ferry ride, please visit /, email to / or call 3651-2345.  
About D’Deck, Discovery Bay
Situated next to Discovery Bay Pier, D’Deck offers a relaxed and spacious environment with a variety of about 20 thematic restaurants along the promenade connecting the Tai Pak Beach. With spectacular 180° sea views and nightly Disneyland fireworks, D’Deck makes dining a stimulating experience. D’Deck offers delectable choices of international menu such as Koh Tomyums (Thai), First Korean Restaurant (Korean) and Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant (Japanese) for Asian cuisine; Berliner (German), Café Duvet (Tapas & Dessert), McSorley’s Ale House (Irish Pub /Indian) and Solera (Spain) for European tastes, Caramba Mexican Cantina (Mexican) and Hemingway’s by the Bay (Caribbean) for south-middle American cuisine.
Other thematic restaurants include 22° North boasting a large selection of classic recipes catering for all budgets and tastes; Life Café serves globally inspired organic vegetarian and gluten free food, Dymocks & Gallery Café merging the culture of bookstore and Café; last but not least is ZAKS, which serves international cuisine with alfresco seating area of 5,000 sq. ft. in resort style.
Easily accessible, D’Deck is just 25 minutes away from Central by ferry or 15-20 minutes away from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR Stations by bus.
About DB North Plaza
DB North Plaza, spread over an area of 186,000 sq. ft. at the Yi Pak area, was opened in 2010. This new retail mall serves as the second social hub for Discovery Bay residents and visitors.
Offering two shopping arcades, two office buildings and an open piazza, DB North Plaza is adjacent to Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, the deluxe resort hotel soft-opened in March 2013. It can be easily reached by the Free Express Shuttle departing from DB Bus Terminus every 30 minutes on the half hour and on the hour, or by external buses from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR stations. What’s more, there is a Bus Interchange Discount6 for shoppers on buses leaving DB North Plaza.
1 The open-air Carnival stage performance will be held from 11:30am to 6:00pm, free entry.
2 Customers spending HK$200 or more at one of the 14 designated restaurants (see 5 below) at D’Deck can redeem 4 game tickets at Inflatable Funland Service Counter with a same-day original receipt. Each child aged 12 or below can play one of the inflatable games once by presenting one valid game ticket.
3 The ticket counter of Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride is located at DB North Plaza. Each ride lasts for about 10 minutes at the special rate of HK$200 for a maximum capacity of 4 passengers (2 adults and 2 children).

4 Free Ferry Ride Offer is valid for dinner consumption from Monday to Friday, and lunch /dinner consumption on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, on the same day of the transaction, and for the following schedules only: Mon-Fri: 7:30pm-12:00am; Sat/Sun/public holiday: 1:00pm-12:00am.

5 The 14 designated D’Deck restaurants are: 22˚ North, Berliner, Café Duvet, Caramba Mexican Cantina, Ebeneezer’s, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s by the Bay, Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant, Koh Tomyums, Life Café, McSorley’s Ale House, Solera, Sopranos and ZAKS.
6 The Bus Interchange Discount is offered to all shoppers and visitors to DB North Plaza. Go to the “Fare Saving Station” (next to Wellcome), wave your Octopus Card against the reader and you can enjoy a HK$4 discount on the bus trip leaving DB North Plaza within 45 minutes with the same Octopus Card.