Hong Kong WinterFest – Romance Through The Lens Contest


The winners for this competition has been selected! Out of the 93 entries, this lucky couple will be going on an all expense paid trip to Hong Kong this weekend!

The lucky couple areeeee..

Shahrul Izdiharuddin and his wife, Farina!

Congratulations you both! Have fun in Hong Kong!

Has anyone spent Christmas in Hong Kong before? Yes? No? 
Well, maybe this year is the year to be in Hong Kong for Christmas!

HKTB - Harbour City WinterFest Celebration

Because CNN.com has selected Hong Kong as one of the 10 best destinations for spending the Christmas holidays. And also because the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has once again put together a basketful of special programmes for visitors and local residents under its “Hong Kong WinterFest” promotion.

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Running from 25 November 2011 to 1 January 2012, the focal points of the celebrations will be the popular tourist districts of Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, where themed decorations and fun activities are bound to ensure visitors a memorable and dazzling winter experience.

This is Hong Kong’s 10th year in celebrating Christmas with its “Hong Kong WinterFest” promotion and the theme is “Love Christmas. Love Hong Kong”, which underlines not only cheerful celebrations, but also the spreading of love through charitable causes.

The two key promotions are:

    1. Central: A Holiday of Tiffany TreasuresHKTB - Tiffany Carousel
      1. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co, the centrepieces will be an 18-metre tall Christmas tree and a fairytale-inspired carousel at Statue Square in Central. Most importantly, there will also be a photo boothfor capturing the memories, customised Tiffany & Co postcards and stamps for sending seasonal greetings to friends & families.
      2. Part of the proceedings generated, after deducting operational costs, will go to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong to help make the wishes of children with serious medical conditions come true.

 2. East Tsim Sha Tsui: Ice Wonderland

HKTB - Tsim Sha Tsui

  • Presented by Sino Group Limited, the Ice Wonderland at the UC Centenary Garden is set to further enhance the festive ambience of East Tsim Sha Tsui, which has long been famous for its signature Christmas lights.
    In addition to the visual treats from festive motifs and special snow effect, visitors and local residents can enjoy the fun of ice-skating in the Ice Wonderland, while the surrounding Christmas lights will provide a perfect backdrop for memorable holiday photos.
    Admission to the venue is free.
    Part of the income generated from rental of skating equipment will go to Hong Chi Association, spreading the seasonal joy to those in need.

Besides promotions in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, “Hong Kong WinterFest” highlights the timely events launched by local attractions, including Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and Ngong Ping 360, as well as travel itineraries and special offers by the travel trade and mega shopping malls respectively.

    • HKTB - The Making of Toy Story Land, Disneyland Hong KongHKTB - Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Christmas Decorations

So, celebrating the Christmas holidays in Hong Kong sounds good doesn’t it?? :P

Well, trying winning yourself an all-expenses paid trip there this year end!

HKTB - 2011 Canton Road WinterFest Celebration

In conjunction with the “Hong Kong WinterFest”, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, with New Straits Times Life & Times, are looking for a winning couple to go to Hong Kong, for 4 days 3 nights (tentatively from 19th of Dec 2011 to 22nd Dec 2011) all-expense trip, including a makeover and romantic photoshoot at Christmas Dreamland and Ice Wonderland.

To win, you will have to:

      • Submit an original & creative photograph of yourself and your other half depicting your interpretation of romance.
      • Include an interesting caption of not more than 25 words.
      • Email entries to [email protected] with complete details (Full name, IC number, mailing address and contact number).
      • ALTERNATIVELY, you can tweet the photograph with caption and the hashtag #HKromance.

Closing date is on the 4th of December 2011 (Sunday).
Entries will be judged on content and originality, technicality and visual aesthetics, as well as the creativity for the caption.
Results will be published on 10th December 2011 (Saturday).

Also, take a look at the promo video for the celebration!

For more information on the contest and to potential increase your chances of winning, visit these links:

I might be taking part! Are you?  :P

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. peteformation

    Wah, romance photo contest. I can start secretly snapping photos of couple ‘pak thor’ at Lake Titiwangsa liao…..ha ha ha

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahhhaa..then if you win, how to explain the pic??

  2. Sean

    Heheh, cool contest (in more ways than one)! I still haven’t been to hong kong yet! 😀

  3. Charmaine

    LOL romantic photo… not hard yet not easy :scratch:

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yups! Definitely. No need “likes”! OMG.. I’m so tired of likes contests!

  4. Alien

    cool! too bad i don’t have another half to take pic with. LOL !

  5. Anne

    Any idea if the result is out yet?

  6. Cally

    Hmm thought the post said that 10th will be out? Any idea when?

  7. Ally

    Huhuhuhu… another contest without results? Just to promote HK through NST.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Of course there is results. You just have to wait for the Tourism HK to announce the chosen winner.

      1. Ally

        Uh? really? but it’s way past the result announcement date and the travel date if so near. Kesian the winner a bit …

  8. caine

    where and when did they announce the winner? not in website or newspaper???!?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hello! By Thurs or Fri – as what I have written in my blog post!

  9. caine

    with all due respect, you mean the results will only be released by YOU?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Huh? the results are out dy. The HK Tourism Board decides. I have nothing to say about it

      1. Cally

        Uh… Supposingly to announce the results in newspaper first as an official source. Somehow this doesn’t feel too genuine to me, not referring to u – I meant the committee n NST. Oh well….

      2. rebeccasaw

        Well, it’s announced . And the happy couple is going.

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