Discover what’s hot for families in Hong Kong this month with “What’s New In The 852”!
We know how it is in this fast-paced city, you blink and there’s a new parenting initiative, kid-friendly event, family activity or shop popping up. Along with our daily “adulting” tasks, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on. Enter What’s New In The 852 For Sassy Families, our monthly roundup of everything fresh that’s worth knowing about!
This month, keep a lookout for an educational sing-along to help save the planet, yummy CNY snacks that give back to those in need, cool lai see packets that support vulnerable young children and more.
Mulubee, Stingless Bee Honey CNY Set, From $400
Yep, you read that correctly! Stingless bee honey comes to Hong Kong. Healthier and tastier than sting bee honey, this variant has less sugar, more antioxidants and is packed with vitamins and active enzymes. Mulubee honey is naturally made from stingless bees found in remote tropical highlands in Sarawak, Malaysia. This rare type of honey comes in two flavours – the bright and zesty “Highland” flavour and the bold and rich “Coastal” one. Give your family a taste of both with the limited-edition CNY set.
EcoDrive And Pinkfong, “No Single-Use Plastic” Baby Shark Song
Local NGO, EcoDrive, has collaborated with Pinkfong (the company behind the most viewed video on Youtube – Baby Shark) to continue fighting the good fight against single-use plastic. Baby Shark and friends to highlight the issue in the song and video while educating kids and parents about what they can do to help.
OneSky, Custom-Designed Lai See Packets, Donations Of $250 Or Above
This CNY, the children’s charity OneSky is providing five custom-designed lai see packets to Hongkongers who donate $250 or more as part of its Five Blessings appeal. Donations will support OneSky’s great work with vulnerable young children in Hong Kong and across Asia.
Small Wonder Storytelling, Children’s Stories Read Online
Read by an English voice over artist based in Hong Kong, this free collection of audio stories was created to share a little extra love during these unsettled times. The channel has a wide selection of children’s tales (such as the one pictured above), including bilingual books, and at least three new stories uploaded every week.
Cookie Smiles, Munchie Smiles Savoury Golden Crackers For CNY, $100
Continuing Cookie Smiles’ dedication to supporting local communities (by training and employing individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds), a portion of the proceeds from these delectable savoury treats will go directly towards providing aid and support to a community of agricultural fishermen in Kuching, Malaysia, that have been hit hard by the pandemic.