Ready for a long-awaited family trip? Enjoy all the best food, fashion and hospitality in Hong Kong, all thanks to the Air Travel Bubble!
Singapore is a heaven for kids with its splendid river walks and fun indoor playgrounds. Not to mention all the family-friendly restaurants and cool toy stores, we have nothing to complain about living here. But c’mon, ever since the outbreak of Covid-19, we’ve been desperate for a quick overseas family trip. The good news? The Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble has officially been reinstated, and we’re already planning our family trip!
Here’s all you need to know about the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble regulations:
1. The Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble begins on 26 May 2021
Yas! After deferring for 6 months, the SG-HK Air Travel Bubble is set to relaunch on May 26 2021! While you are busy booking air tickets, don’t forget to check out all these amazing hotels, new restaurants and popular attractions in Hong Kong.
2. No quarantine
You got it. You and your family will not have to experience the dreaded two-week quarantine. All you have to do isdownload Hong Kong’s LeaveHomeSafe App, you must be tested negative for Covid before your travels, and you must have remained in Singapore for 14 days prior to departure (not including quarantine). Don’t worry too much about the deep throat sampling – the government is moving towards adopting a much less scary sampling test.
3. Visitors have to follow special arrangements
From May 26 2021 onwards, only one flight with 200 passengers can arrive in Hong Kong each day. Singapore Airlines will operate the route through flight SQ890, and the return flight will be SQ891. The travel bubble will be suspended if local Covid cases in either country fluctuate by five cases or more within a week.
What to do in Hong Kong
1. Conquer all the tourist attractions
Hong Kong Disneyland, The Peak Tram, Tian Tan Buddha, Ocean Park… You can’t tell people that you’ve been to Hong Kong without visiting these family-friendly destinations! Other than these typical tourist attractions, you might also wanna check out these Instagrammable spots, historical buildings and experience gifts for an unforgettable family trip.
2. Feast on the best food around town
Hong Kong is a world-famous food heaven where you can literally eat anything. Authentic dim sums, award-winning fine dining restaurants, heart-warming hotpots… Markdown all these kid-friendly restaurants and hotels so the kids can also experience the best of the city. Since Hong Kong used to be a British colony, you can also expect exceptional scones and teas at these popular high tea spots.
If your trip to Hong Kong is part of your Christmas celebration, make sure to check out these delicious Christmas menus. Or, if you are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve there, consider counting down at these bars, restaurants and hotels.
3. Shopping of course!
Shopping malls in Hong Kong are super clean and you can easily find a place to change your toddler’s diaper. While you shop funky vintage clothes or local natural beauty products, your ‘lil darling might want to check out these boutique coffee shops and chic men’s shoes. If you don’t know where to go for an all-day shopping spree, we recommend places like Central and Tsim Sha Tsui – you’ll find plenty of massive shopping malls.
4. Feel the local culture
It would be cool to squeeze in some knowledge about popular local slang or taboos in Hong Kong, but these might be a little too grown-up for kids. Instead, experience Hong Kong’s local culture by trying delicious street food, palm reading and visiting gorgeous Buddhist temples. Kids will love these soothing beaches and cool museums as well.