sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck Chinese New Year Theme
I met the representatives from sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck last year in Kuala Lumpur in a short briefing session and I was impressed with their presentation. In fact I was planning to visit them last year but time didn’t permit. I have been to a few observation decks in the world which include Rockefella Center in New York, Macau Tower and SkyDeck in Melbourne so sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck will be always on my list.
On my recent trip to Hong Kong, they invited me to visit them, I gladly accepted. Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of ICC, the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 metres above sea level, it is the only observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the territory and its famous Victoria Harbour and complemented by a well-connected transportation network and world-class shopping mall. It also features Hong Kong’s fastest double-deck high-speed elevators that reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck feature various multi-media exhibits that introduce tourist attractions in Hong Kong. It is also the preferred venue for cultural, art and entertainment events, confirming its status as the city’s latest dazzling landmark.
The easiest way to go sky100 is by MTR via Kowloon MTR station via Exit B but you have to walk a short distance. I took a taxi there from Mongkok as it didn’t cost much. The observation deck is in ICC building with the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
After getting our tickets for HKD $150 each, we entered the sky100 Metal Zone. There is one projection tube in the middle with videos. It is an interesting design with its unique shape.
Then we walked through the tunnel of bling bling lights! This is at the bottom level before we taking the lift up to the 100 floor.
We moved to another tunnel of panoramic view of Hong Kong city. You watch through the history of Hong Kong city via the video presentation here.
It took only 60 seconds to up to 100th floor via the lift. Watch the countdown on the ceiling of the lift and after a minute, you are 100 floors above ground.
On the deck you will be mesmerised by the beauty of the view of Hong Kong. It is the only place to view Hong Kong 360 degress Celsius. sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Hong Kong’s first indoor observation deck has welcomed over half a million visitors within a year of its opening. This latest attraction is also now one of the top 5 attractions in the city.
From the top, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck offers a breath taking 360° view of this beautiful territory, day or night, including stunning views of Victoria Harbour from the East, the magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge with a backdrop of romantic scenes from the West, the vibrant cityscape of Kowloon Peninsula from the North and the world’s most spectacular city skyline from the South.
As Hong Kong’s newest attraction, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong and also the world’s fourth tallest. This iconic landmark is also one of Hong Kong’s leading transportation and shopping hubs, making the deck one of the most convenient attractions in town for a one-stop travel and shopping experience.
In addition to these picturesque 360° panoramic views, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck offers a variety of advanced facilities and services to enrich the visitor experience, including state-of-the-art telescopes, interactive touch screens and informative models – all of which designed to offer visitors a richer understanding of Hong Kong. A professional photo booth with advanced augmented-reality (AR) technology is also available for visitors’ pleasure, enabling them to create truly unique photo souvenirs by choosing special backgrounds and virtual props, resulting interesting 3D effects.
As we are about to usher in the auspicious Year of the Snake, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck – the icon offering a 360° panoramic view 393 metres above sea level — is presenting the “Sky-high Good Fortune” celebration from 18 January to 24 February 2013.Visitors can appreciate special festive displays and admire the panoramic view of the city as they walk around on the deck. They will also receive a HK$150 Sky-high Good Fortune Red Packet and get a chance to win surprising gifts. In addition, Hong Kong residents born in the Year of the Snake can enjoy an exclusive buy-1-get-1-free ticket offer to celebrate this Lunar festival!
Sky-high 360° Good Fortune Walk
There is a Chinese traditional saying: The higher you go, the more fortune you get. Soaring high above the city, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is the best spot to enjoy spectacular views and to collect good fortune. The giant “Sky-high Good Fortune Windmill” symbolizes endless blessings for visitors. The large peach blossoms circling the exquisite windmill represent wishes for success, love and good fortune, while the four golden flowers behind bring abundant wealth and happiness.
Visitors can also share the blessings with their beloved ones by beating the “Sky-high Good Fortune Drum”. A visit to this top attraction in town will definitely bring countless blessings upon health, studies, career, relationship and wealth in the Year of the Snake!
Special New Year Gifts and Surprising Offers
The Year of the Snake is going to be a fruitful and prosperous one with the fabulous gifts, special offers and exciting events prepared by sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck!
1) “Buy-1-Get-1-Free” Offer for Hong Kong Residents Born in the Year of the Snake
Celebrating this auspicious year, Hong Kong residents born in the Year of the Snake can enjoy “buy-1-get-1-free” offer from 10 to 24 February 2013. Simply present valid Hong Kong ID card at the Ticketing Counter on 1/F, and collect good fortune at sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck as they enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view with their families and friends.
2) HK$150 Sky-high Good Fortune Red Packet
Visitors purchasing tickets from 18 January to 24 February 2013 will each receive a special “Sky-high Good Fortune Red Packet” which includes a sky100 Lounge Diner Discount Coupon, sky100 Gift Shop Souvenir Discount Coupon and Photo Booth Pictures Privilege valued up to HK$150:
a) sky100 Lounge Diner Discount Coupon: Visitors can use the HK$10 cash coupon upon spending HK$80 or above at sky100 Lounge.
b) sky100 Gift Shop Souvenir Discount Coupon: Visitors can use the HK$10 cash coupon upon spending HK$100 or above, or the HK$30 cash coupon upon spending HK$300 or above at sky100 gift shop.
c) Photo Booth Pictures Privilege: Visitors can receive a four-grid wallet-sized photo (value HK$100) capturing the unforgettable moment upon spending HK$250 or above at sky100 photo booth.
3) 100 Limited Edition New Year Gifts
sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck further heightens the joyous mood with 100 amazing gifts. Visitors have a chance to win surprising gifts upon spending HK$350 or above at sky100 gift shop from 10 to 13 February 2013 and the lucky one can bring home a 24K Gold Plated Crystal ICC Model (value HK$2,880) that will represent wealth and good fortune. A hundred blessings will certainly fill the Year of the Snake with lots of good luck!
Unique New Year Delicacies and Special Gift Sets
sky100 Lounge also presents unique drinks and New Year delicacies, such as the traditional New Year cake that symbolizes new heights in wealth, career and health. Lucky pouches (valued over HK$250) are also available during the promotion period, which costs HK$100 each upon purchase of two pouches. Visitors may also choose from a unique selection of auspicious gifts and lucky crystals that bring good luck.
Chinese New Year Fireworks Display
Spectacular fireworks illuminate the second night of every Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, and sky100’s east deck is surely the best spot to enjoy the display. Visitors are invited to visit sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck on 11 February 2013 to collect the good fortune in the day time and enjoy the magnificent Chinese New Year fireworks display against the world’s most beautiful skyline at night, creating truly unforgettable memories with their beloved ones in the Year of the Snake!
Details of “Sky-high Good Fortune” Celebration*
Date: 18 January (Friday) to 24 February 2013 (Sunday) (Except 11 February 2013 after 4:00pm)
Time: 10:00am to 8:30pm (Last admission at 7:30Ppm)
Venue: sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, 100/F, International Commerce Centre, Kowloon, Hong Kong
*Terms and conditions apply. For details, please visit www.sky100.com.hk.