From Hotels, Student Dorms In Hong Kong The MTR Is A City-Wide Connection

Top Quote The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is a dazzling spectacle that will take place in late September during the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Hong Kong. A fascinating performance sure to impress all, for tourists the locale is easily reached from many hotels and serviced apartments and for foreign students, from student accommodation in Hong Kong. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 03, 2015 - The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance this year will wow spectators over the three days of 26, 27 and 28 September. It involves nearly 300 performers, over 70,000 incense sticks and a 67-metre long Fire Dragon.

    The performance will wind its way through the streets of Tai Hang in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island, starting each evening at around 7.30 pm. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway) provides an easy and reliable way to make one's way to the Tai Hang area, with Causeway Bay and Tin Hau stations being within a comfortable walk of where the performance takes place.

    From hotels and off-campus student housing around Hong Kong, there is often one or more MTR stations within convenient reach. It means tourists staying in hotels in Kowloon's bustling Tsim Sha Tsui area, for example, or students living in a Hong Kong flat for rent or serviced apartment in the New Territories can use the MTR as a reliable and affordable way to travel around.

    Some accommodation establishments operate free shuttle transfer services to and from MTR stations. Such as the recently-opened Campus Hong Kong on the Tsuen Wan coastline in the New Territories, where students can stay in stylish and vibrant dorms and rooms near Tsuen Wan West station of the MTR.

    The off-campus student housing available at Campus Hong Kong comes in the category of Bed - in a shared dormitory - and Room, which is a private room with four individual beds for four students.

    The origin of the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance dates back to the 19th Century when Tai Hang villagers ended a run of ill luck by performing this fiery ritual. In doing so they inadvertently launched a tradition that is today recognized as part of China's intangible cultural heritage.

    The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is a prominent event during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong. The festival has been celebrated since the early Tang dynasty (618 to 907), and these days sees neighbourhoods across Hong Kong stage enchanting lantern displays and carnivals.

    The 2015 festival calendar includes the Mid-Autumn Thematic Lantern Display 2015: Blossom Beneath the Moon at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui, the New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival at Sha Tin Park, the Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival at Victoria Park and the New Territories West Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival at Tsing Yi Park. The dates and times of these are listed on the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.

    Synonymous with the Mid-Autumn Festival are moon cakes. These are believed to have originated with Yuan dynasty (1271 to 1368) revolutionaries said to have used them to pass secret messages among themselves. On sale at numerous shops, restaurants and other outlets throughout Hong Kong during the festival, these delicious pastries - traditionally infused with embedded egg yolks and lotus seed - come today in a wide choice of tantalizing flavours.

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