Friday, April 15, 2022

Feel Like A Giant At Suntec's Hong Kong: Through The Looking Glass Exhibition

Itching to travel again but not sure if it is worth the hassle with various Covid 19-related advisories in place? One way to get your quick fix this weekend, albeit in a very small scale, is to visit the Hong Kong: Through The Looking Glass Exhibition at Suntec City. The exhibition, organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), celebrates the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The show will wrap up this Sunday, 17 April 2022.

Displayed in glass casings at the Suntec City mall's East Atrium as well as near the playground at Level 3, are 40 handmade miniature models capturing the essence of Hong Kong's unmistakable cityscape, traditions and food culture. There are models of iconic buildings like the Blue House Cluster and Tai O Heritage Hotel as well as festivals like the Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

The photos posted here are just a peek to give you an idea of how detailed the miniature models are. You can check out more pictures on Red Dot Diva's Instagram, but she insists that it is a more magical experience viewing the displays in person. Nothing beats peering into some of the models and marvelling at the love and sweat poured into making teeny-weeny pots of plants, and shiny bling-blings at a goldsmith shop. Not to mention, breaking out into a grin after spotting a doggo doing this wee-wee at a lampost.

There are also many models featuring Hong Kong's food, like a soya bean milk stall, snack shop and teahouses where old men still like to hang out with their precious birdcages in tow. It makes you want to head to the nearest HK food establishment for a yum cha session.

The show is so immersive that Red Dot Diva found herself lost in a world where she is now a giant. Some of the displays have moving parts, like ceiling fans and lights, which brings the models to life. Before she knew it, she spent over an hour or so admiring the high level of skill and passion of the Hong Kong miniature artists.

Don't miss experiencing Hong Kong in a different perspective at Suntec before the exhibition closes. It might very well entice you to visit the real Hong Kong for your next holiday!

Dates: 5 to 17 April 2022
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM
Where: Suntec City East Atrium Level 1 and near Playground at Level 3
Entry: Free of charge

If you really really were unable to make it to the exhibition, here's a highlight video of a few of the models displayed:

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