02 Oct 2013

First Stanley International Beer Carnival in October

The first Stanley International Beer Carnival is being held at Stanley Plaza, Murray House and Stanley Main Street on 1, 6, 13 and 20 October. This is one of the key events of the 2013 Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival organised by the Southern District Office.

The Stanley International Beer Carnival features different beers from around the world, including Chinese, European, Asian and American beers. Brews include draft beer, black beer, low alcohol beer, non-alcoholic beer and unique craft beer.

Hilda Wong, Head of Marketing of The Link, said, “The Link’s flagship property, Stanley Plaza, is one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist locations. We are honoured to partner with the Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival to host a variety of events throughout this year at our picturesque waterfront properties at Stanley Plaza and Murray House to support the community. In addition to the first ever Stanley International Beer Carnival, which is being held at Stanley Plaza and Murray House, in April The Link also hosted the 2nd annual Hong Kong – San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, and in December we will host the Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival’s closing ceremony.”

The first day of the Stanley International Beer Carnival was held yesterday with a Chinese theme in honour of China’s 64th National Day. The event featured different cultural groups from Southern District, including the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Southern District Orchestra, and drew tourists from all over the world.

The carnival also includes various exciting activities, including the Tsingtao Beer Carrying Competition, which was held yesterday, and the Tsingtao Beer Drinking Contest and Feature Performances, which are featured throughout the entire carnival.

During the carnival, Stanley Waterfront will be turned into an art walkway, showcasing recycled glass art pieces created by local artists, including Michele Lee’s decoupage art on glass bottle, Wong Kwok-chung’s kitchen utensils and 3D human sculptures created from glass bottles, and Ruby Woo’s accessories and wine glasses. All three artists used recycled materials to design three beer mugs with Asian, European and American themes, which will be launched to coincide with the different types of beers at each day of the carnival.

During the carnival, visitors presenting a Stanley International Beer Carnival Passport can enjoy dining promotions offered by designated tenants. The passport will be distributed at the Customer Service Counter in Stanley Plaza, Southern District Public Enquiry Service Centre and Southern District Office. After collecting four different themed stamps from popular attractions in Stanley, such as Stanley Plaza, Murray House and Blake Pier, participants will be awarded a limited edition beer mug while stock lasts.

Details of the Stanley International Beer Carnival
Date & Theme: 1 October (Chinese Beer Carnival)
6 October (European Beer Carnival)
13 October (Asian Beer Carnival)
20 October (South American Beer Carnival)
Event: Tsingtao Beer Carrying Competition: 1 October
Tsingtao Beer Drinking Contest and Feature Performances: 1, 6, 13, 20 October
Time: 1 October (11am to 5pm)
6, 13, 20 October (2pm to 5pm)
Venue: Stanley Plaza and Stanley Main Street
Fee: Free of Charge

For event details, please visit the event website at thelink.com.hk or stanleyplaza.com.

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