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How to celebrate “STRAYA” in the 852

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Jessica Tryde- Local Fitness Nut

And the meetings keep rolling in – and you’re out of ideas on where to go. Lugging your laptop around, trekking through the alleys of Hong Kong desperately trying to find a café doesn’t sound too appealing does it. What makes it worse – it’s not a morning meeting! You’re first meeting is scheduled in the late afternoon with a few more later on in the night.

If you find yourself with the flexibility of arranging the place for your rendezvous – go out and explore another district! Let’s kick off with a favorite: Western District

Only a true Aussie will know how to celebrate Australia Day.

So if you are one – then decipher this:

If ya goin down to OZ you’d better have a big breaky in the mornin, get some toast and vegemite for starters, and since its gonna be stinka yous should head down to the beach for a dip, don’t forget the aeroguard and sunburn lotion, it’s gonna be bloody hot.

And if ya go swimin, don’t go out to far, theres been a few noahs arks around.

after our dip well head home for a Barbie, we`ll fire up some bangers and little boys and throw a couple shrimps on too,  I’ve got the esky full of VB as well so we`ll be right.


Answer – so how close were you?

If you were in Australia, you’d probably start out the day with a big breakfast – obviously with some vegemite, butter and cheese! Since it’d be hot, you’d head down to the beach for a swim and a tanning session. But you’d be extra careful not to swim too far because those great white sharks are lurking around the corner. After your swim, you’d head home for a barbeque. Obviously with cans of VB in the cooler waiting to be consumed. And that’s only the beginning of your Australia Day.

But then you wake up. And realize you’ve just spent 5 minutes day dreaming about how’d you spend Australia Day in a place that isn’t down under.

Well DON’T YOU FRET. Hong Kong’s got plenty of aAussies here who are more than willing to split a VB with you (maybe not actually) and celebrate Australia Day!

Here’s where:


Classy day out at AustCham

Australia Chamber of Hong Kong has its annual Australia Day luncheon at the Island Shangri-La, kicking off with cocktails at noon and lunch at 12:30. If you’re feeling a bit classy, then you better reserve your spot soon!

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road


Big Cold Beers at FRITES

From shrimp on the Barbie to roasted lamb ribs – you really can’t go wrong celebrating the wonderful country of Australia at Frites. Bonus, they’ll be airing classic Crocodile Dundee! (crikey right!?)

Central 198 Wellingon Street, Wanchai 28 Harbour Road, Causeway Bay 38 Haven Street, Quarry Bay 979 King’s Road



Lamingtons at Chicken on the Run

Think lamingtons lamingtons and lamingtons. If you’re craving something truly aussie then head over to Chicken on the Run for a plate (or two, or three) of lamingtons! Pair that with simple Aussie foods and your day is completed. Even better, take them to go and enjoy Aussie day in the comfort of your own home! So when you’re chugging down beer after beer, no one is judging…

No 1 Princes Terrace, Hong Kong


Australia Day Races & Trivia Night with Australian Association

Know a lot of meaningless and random facts but don’t know what to do you’re your life? How about winning Trivia Night as a start! For just $250, you can enjoy drinks all night while you whizz away at guessing the impossible.

Tickets: Click Here


Stay tuned for:

Not looking to plan ahead but to follow your heart’s desire the day of? Stay tuned with The Globe and Little Creatures as they will be coming out with their own special menu as we get closer to the date! And if you’re really hankering for a good ol’ sausage sizzle, the Aussie boys manning chef duties at popular Wan Chai spot Le Garçon Saigon will have one going on!


The Globe – Central, Graham Street, 45-53A Garley Building

Little Creatures – 5A New Praya Kennedy Town, Sai Wan

Le Garçon Saigon – 12 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai



Jessica Tryde, born in Australia, bred in Taiwan, is a creative English copywriter living in Hong Kong. Her job includes whipping out creative ideas and digital executions. During her spare time, you’ll find her weight lifting in the gym, training for a gladiatorial bloodbath in a Muay Thai class or attempting to perform a yoga pose. If not working out, you’ll find her mingling with the locals at the wet market or reading at a local Hong Kong café.