Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre and Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre are now home to the first butterfly gardens under Link REIT. Under the Nature LINK project supported by Link REIT’s Link Together Initiatives, more than 250 pots of nearly 10 species of plants favoured by local butterflies were transplanted to the outdoor spaces of the two shopping centres in early 2021 through a coordinated effort with the Environmental Association to create suitable butterfly habitats.
Coinciding with the completion of the butterfly gardens, Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre and Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre are rolling out butterfly-themed summer promotions, respectively named “S.M.P. Butterfly Ranger” and “Summer Fun Butterfly Garden Party”. With summer being a peak butterfly season, children and adults alike will get to learn about the ecological value of butterfly conservation and the importance of sustainable development through games and workshops.
A multi-perspective exploration of the butterfly world at Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre
Making good use of both the outdoor and indoor spaces of Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre, the “S.M.P. Butterfly Ranger” promotion encourages shoppers to explore the world of butterflies through three approaches – skill, mind and passion.
In the “S.M.P. Butterfly Ranger Adventure”, children will experience the life cycle of butterflies as they take on an obstacle course that demands agility and skills. At the end of the activity, the young participants can take photos with a giant butterfly installation on a 1:30 scale to capture and immortalise their moment of transformation.
On the third floor of the shopping centre, the three-metre-high “Butterfly House” opens a world of 3D optical illusions. Visitors will see different effects from different perspectives, and the 100 “butterflies” dancing above the chimney are worthy of a snapshot.
To further promote butterfly conservation, a game booth will quiz challengers on butterfly knowledge. On designated Saturdays, a special “Butterfly Eco Tour”, organised in partnership with the Environmental Association, will visit the Sau Mau Ping Butterfly Garden and the Tai Po Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve for a close encounter with butterflies and nature.
In collaboration with the reading club Little Green Feet, eight “Butterfly Storytelling Workshop” sessions will be held on various Saturdays and Sundays to cultivate curiosity and passion among children through illustrated books and inspire them to join the ranks of butterfly conservationists.
Meanwhile, Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre and Lei Yue Mun Plaza are offering shoppers an exclusive butterfly picnic mat for redemption.
Butterfly Party at Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre
The “Summer Fun Butterfly Garden Party” at Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre features numerous game booths and summertime experiences. In addition to introducing the butterfly garden on the third floor of the shopping centre and offering information on butterflies that can be found in Hong Kong, the activities have incorporated elements of sports to broaden interest and drum up the fun.
Upon spending $200 via an electronic payment method at the shopping centre, shoppers can redeem their receipts for five “Summer Fun Game Tickets”, which can be used to take part in the game booths and experiences.
The promotion is supported by various tenants, including the recently opened ANYTIME FITNESS, the first-ever 24/7 gym at Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre. During the promotional period, shoppers can redeem Summer Fun Game Tickets for a yoga brick at weekends and receive a free parent and child trial class offered by ANYTIME FITNESS. Shoppers can also redeem Summer Fun Game Tickets to take part in the “Summer Fun Game Booths” and try their hand at the “Summer Fun Claw Machine” to win prizes sponsored by the shopping centre’s tenants. There is also the “Butterfly Handicraft Workshop” for making one-of-a-kind butterfly handicrafts, turning conservation into an enjoyable and meaningful experience.
Terms and conditions apply. The programme is subject to change without prior notice.
For more details about the event, please visit Linkhk.com.
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