“Market the Cat”, a famous illustrated character from Taiwan, is making his Hong Kong debut at the “Downshifting @ Tai Po – a Stroll with Market the Cat” campaign, organised by Tai Wo Plaza. Clad in a tuxedo, Market the Cat takes visitors on a slow living journey through various happenings in the district, from Tai Yuen Commercial Centre to Fu Shin Shopping Centre. Follow in the agile footsteps of our feline ambassador to explore the cat-themed art pieces along the way while taking part in flash activities and a chance to receive limited-edition gifts. The campaign also taps famous Hong Kong photographer Littlered to share tips for photographing pets.
“Hanami Steps” Installation capturing Blossoms of Tai Po in Four Seasons
At the exit of Tai Wo Railway Station, the playful Market the Cat will usher you onto the “Peekaboo Path” for a hide-and-seek game. Follow the paws to the “Hanami Steps” in the west wing of Tai Wo Plaza, where a 20-metre-long mural painting depicts the blossoms of Tai Po in four different seasons. Up on the ceiling, a 3D “Big Fat Cat” emanates the cosy vibe of slow living as he lies in a bed of flowers enjoying the multi-coloured sunlight coming through the curved sunroof.
The journey continues in the east wing of Tai Wo Plaza where the thematic scenograph unfolds: the “Meow Fish Stall” meets the eyes with the lively scene of feline fishmongers surrounded by customers. Meanwhile the Hong Kong Railway Museum comes to life in another photogenic scene at Tai Wo Plaza, where fluffy friends are invited to take pictures with their owners. There is also the “Market the Cat Pop-up Gallery” for fans to soak up the artistic vibe of the illustrator’s pastel-coloured world.
Best Vistas in Tai Po, Plus Pet Photo Tips from Famous Photographer Littlered
The pet-friendly campaign with dedicated selfie spots for furry friends featured in all thematic scenes. Some of the neighbourhood’s hidden gems were framed during Market the Cat’s trip to Tai Po by none other than Littlered. The famous local photographer also revealed his secrets to perfect pet photography: capture the spontaneity of pets at their eye level with the help of autofocus to capture them in action, or half-press the shutter to lock the focus. Alternatively, you can let experts handle the task at the “Pet Photo Booth”, where professional photographers will capture your happy moments with your pet if you spend at Tai Wo Plaza on designated dates.
Fancy a hearty meal with your fluffy friend? Market the Cat has hand-picked a list of pet-friendly outlets for owners and pets to enjoy a slice of slow living. Check out Toyama and Piglet Café at the rooftop food court of Tai Yuen Commercial Centre, as well as the semi-al fresco Fragrant Leaf Bay in Tai Wo Plaza. The trip to Tai Po would not be complete without a stroll through Market the Cat’s favourite fresh market. Don’t miss out on the great variety of fresh ingredients and groceries at Tai Yuen Fresh Market, alongside a stellar line-up of eateries, including the Goldy Café, which is run by an ex-executive chef of a five-star hotel.
Hipster-friendly Green Market
What’s more, Tai Wo Plaza will organise a green market between 15 and 31 July featuring a plethora of green goodies. Celebrate the slow living culture of Tai Po with the illustrated Tai Po Walk multi-purpose bag and Garden Walk umbrella, available at Tai Wo Plaza (multi-purpose bag and umbrella) and Fu Shin Shopping Centre (multi-purpose bag) from 4 July to 31 August by redeeming receipts after spending a designated amount and registering for Link membership.
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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