You’ve done it. After weeks and weeks of cramming, crying and laughing deliriously, your exams are finally over. Now, forget about those textbooks and go for a day out with your buddies. Young Post has scoured the city for the most exciting things to try with your friends this summer. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling (and wet) adventure, or a futuristic experience, we’ve got something for everyone. Don’t miss out!
Zombies, robots and trolls – oh my
If you want to stay indoors where it’s cool but still remain relatively active, head to a VR cafe like Virtual Portal, and experience the wonders of virtual reality.
Virtual Portal uses the latest tech to take you and your friends into a never-ending variety of worlds and scenarios: a dystopian future where you have to fight hostile robots, an abandoned hospital that you have to defend against zombies, or a village you have to save from trolls.
For those who want something less violent, try your hand at VR dodgeball, table tennis, or paintball. Each experience is unique and feels just like the real deal!
Cost: HK$58 per student for a 30-minute session
Where: 9/F, Golden Dragon Centre, 38-40 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Bunnies! Bunnies everywhere
If you’re looking for a cuter, more relaxing experience, then hit up Rabbitland Cafe, Hong Kong’s first-ever rabbit cafe. That’s right, the guys over at Rabbitland have pens full of the cutest, hippity-hoppity bunnies to pet, play with, and hold while you get to enjoy a cooling drink.
If you need a break from your new rabbit friends (uh, why?), they have board games, too. Pro-tip: you have to sit on the floor, so maybe avoid wearing short skirts!
Cost: HK$50 entry, does not include food or drinks
Where: 3/F, 530 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
The wait is over – Hong Kong finally has a rocking water park, the Aqua Float, at Core Hong Kong. The city’s biggest inflatable water park opened in Tai Po earlier this month, and we’re sure people will be flocking there this summer.
Plenty of water slides, trampolines, slip-and-slides, icebergs and obstacle courses are just waiting for you and your friends, and whether you’re into sports or not, this park is bound to be a “splash hit”!
Cost: HK$108 per one-hour session (book online on corehk.net)
Where: 2 Hung Lam Drive, Tai Po Kau
Escape room fun
Have you ever wondered what role you play in your friendship group? Are you the captain, the brains, the goon, or the fall guy? It’s time to find out: put your skills to the test at Lost Hong Kong, where you and your friends get locked inside a themed room.
The rules are simple: escape from the room before time runs out. This isn’t a solo affair though – you’ve got to work together as a team to find all the clues to your escape.
Cost: HK$150-HK$280 per session, depending on game difficulty and length
Where: 15 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Chill by the pool or have a blast on the slides ... or both!
If you can make it over to our sister SAR, there are even more watery treats in store.
We checked out the Grand Resort Deck, a seriously cool rooftop water park at the Galaxy Macau hotel, and it’s a great place for those looking for a splashy thrill or a relaxing time by a pool.
It has everything you could possibly want: rooftop rapids (the longest in the world), a rooftop wave pool (the largest in the world) and three water slides of varying speeds – moderate, fast and extreme. That’ll weed out the scaredy cats in your friendship group.
Cost: HK$468 per person, but free if you’re staying at the Galaxy Macau Hotel
Where: Galaxy Macau, Cotai, Macau