Traditional Tuen Ng Festival with Injection of European Flair
The 25th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races & Carnival will be back this Tuen Ng Festival on 1 & 2 June 2014 (Sunday & Monday) in Discovery Bay, filling the neighbourhood with fun, laughter, energy and carnival atmosphere! The Dragon Boat Races will take place at Tai Pak Beach on 1 June, while the festive Carnival at DB Plaza will be held on both 1 & 2 June, bringing you spectacular performance, exciting games and booths selling all kinds of goodies.
The 25th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races & Carnival 2014
A total of 49 teams representing Discovery Bay residents, various business corporations and professional bodies will compete in various races with their elaborately decorated dragon boats. This year, we are introducing the new school category, giving teenagers the opportunity for great workout and building team spirit.
At the same time, the open-air Carnival at DB Plaza, next to Tai Pak Beach, will be held two days in a row on 1 & 2 June at 10:30am - 6pm. Don't miss the thirst-quenching beer drinking competition and spectacular performances including Hong Kong Disneyland Cheerleading Team’s magnificent dance moves on stage! Besides, exhilarating games and dozens of booths off stage will keep adults and children busy!
The celebration is incomplete without savouring some fine food and drinks. Comprising 20 thematic restaurants, D’Deck is a renowned oceanfront alfresco dining hotspot in Hong Kong. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the races at the best seats in the restaurants!
Short & Sweet Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza and Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong Dragon Boat Accommodation Packages
The Short & Sweet Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza is definitely another highlight that cannot be missed. You can enjoy a relaxing ride through DB North Plaza with three friends and relatives, relishing in the European themed surroundings with our lovely Percheron mares and Belgian geldings!
Surrounded by tranquil seas and natural beauty, Discovery Bay is a destination worth discovering. Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong is now offering special Dragon Boat Accommodation Packages to race participants and the public. Do not miss the chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing and unforgettable getaway experience!
Come to Discovery Bay to celebrate the traditional Chinese Tuen Ng Festival and support your favourite dragon boat team, and at the same time enjoy festive fun and gourmet dining at the fun-filled Carnival and D’Deck, and of course, complete the whole celebration with a Short & Sweet Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza!
Details of the Dragon Boat Races & Carnival and Short & Sweet Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
The 25th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races
Date & Time: 1 June 2014 (Sunday), 8:00am - 4:45pm
Venue: Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay
Participating Teams: 49
Entry for Spectators: Free of charge
Date & Time: 1 & 2 June 2014 (Sunday & Monday), 10:30am - 6:00pm
Venue: DB Plaza, Discovery Bay
Booths & Programmes: Dozens of booths, Inflatable Funland and stage performance
Entry: Free of charge
Short & Sweet Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza
Date & Time: Available daily, 9:00am - 11:00am & 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Ticket Office: Activity Centre of Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong
Route: 10-min ride around Discovery Bay North
Enquiry:(852) 2298 8140
Enjoy Free Ferry Ride Offer1 by D’Deck
What’s more, simply present an original receipt of HK$120 or above from any of the 13 designated restaurants2 at the D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter located at the green 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 25th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races & Carnival 2014, Short & Sweet Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride at DB North Plaza and the free ferry ride, please visit www.ddeck.hk / www.dbnplaza.hk, or email to email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org. For special Dragon Boat accommodation packages at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, please visit www.aubergediscoverybay.com, email to email@example.com or call 2295 8288.
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 Books & 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 opened just about a year ago. It can be easily reached by the Free Express Shuttle departing from DB Bus Terminus every 30 minutes, or by external buses from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR stations. What’s more, there is a Bus Interchange Discount3 for shoppers on buses leaving DB North Plaza.
1. Free Ferry Ride Offer is valid for spending during the following schedules only: Monday to Friday: 6:00pm-11:45pm; Saturday / Sunday / public holiday: 12:00pm-11:45pm.
2. The 13 designated D’Deck restaurants are: 22˚ North, Berliner, Café Duvet, Caramba Mexican Cantina, Figos, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s by the Bay, Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant, Koh Tomyums, Life Café, McSorley’s Ale House, Solera and ZAKS.
3. 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 to enjoy a HK$4 discount on the bus trip leaving DB North Plaza within 45 minutes with the same Octopus Card.