Hong Kong has always been a popular destination for Kapampangan tourists. With its close proximity and daily flights (twice a day) from Cebu Pacific Air from Clark International Airport, more and more Kapampangan and locals from nearby cities and provinces fly to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s vibrant and bustling city offers a mix of modern and traditional culture, delicious food, and stunning views.
To immerse oneself in the city’s rich cultural heritage, the Hong Kong Tourism Board recommends visiting the M+ Museum and Hong Kong Palace Museum.
Built in 2012, M+ showcases a pre-eminent collection of 20th and 21st-century visual culture within an Asian context, encompassing the disciplines of visual art, design, and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, Greater China, Asia, and beyond.
The M+ Collections feature artworks in mediums ranging from painting, sculpture, and ink art to installation and digital media. Part of an expansive conception of visual culture, these pieces are in dialogue with architectural drawings and models, graphic design products, manufactured objects, album covers, posters, and video games, as well as artists’ videos and films.
It recently housed the of Yayoi Kusama, one of the most important and influential Asian artists in the history of contemporary art. She is renowned for her prolific and ground-breaking practice, spanning paintings, sculptures, performances, moving images, and large-scale installations.
Located at West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish itself as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) opened in July 2022.
The HKPM aspires to become a leading cultural institution committed to the
study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture.
The new museum, a collaborative project between the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Palace Museum in Beijing, features over 900 precious treasures from the Palace Museum, including 166 grade-one objects.
The treasures inside HKPM constitutes the largest loan to another institution outside the Mainland since the Palace Museum's establishment in 1925.
A fresh and contemporary interpretation of traditional architectural aesthetics, the HKPM building houses nine galleries with a total of 7,800 square metres, a 400-seat auditorium, a museum shop and several restaurants.
Designed by Rocco Design Architects Associates, the building draws inspiration from both Chinese art and architecture and Hong Kong's urban environment.
Three atriums connect the different floors of the HKPM vertically, referencing the horizontal spatial configuration of the Forbidden City along its central axis, embracing the spirit of bringing Chinese heritage to modern audiences.
Both museums are located at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world.
Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on 40 hectares of reclaimed land with close ties to its neighbouring community, offering a place for all to experience the arts.
The district offers the best of eastern and western, traditional and contemporary arts and culture to reinforce Hong Kong's position as a centre for East-meets-West international cultural exchange.
Visitors can enjoy the highest-quality visual and performing arts from Hong Kong and around the world, as well as national treasures from the Palace Museum and cultural heritage of other civilisations, all in a stimulating environment supported by appealing retail and culinary experiences.
Immerse yourself with Hong Kong’s history and culture with arts housed at M+ Museum and Hong Kong Palace Museum.
Fly to Hong Kong from Clark International Airport any day of the week with Cebu Pacific Air. Check out flight schedules here: cebupacificair.com
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May 20, 2023
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