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Christmas Snowman Kingdom @ D’Deck, Discovery Bay Cute Little Snowmen to Show You Attractions and Specialties around the World Enter Lucky Draw and Get to Select Your Vacation Destination [19 November 2012 – Hong Kong] Discovery Bay, Hong Kong’s renowned European-styled integrated development, is an attraction for tourists and a major hangout for expatriates. Discovery Bay’s D’Deck is the largest oceanfront alfresco dining spot in town, serving up an eclectic mix of international cuisine. Dining here gives you the best opportunity to make friends with people from around the world. This Christmas, D’Deck will be your ultimate holiday destination. Decorated with the theme of “Christmas Snowman Kingdom @ D’Deck, Discovery Bay”, our lovely snowmen in different ethnic costumes will be welcoming you at the waterfront promenade and pier. They will show you the tourist attractions across the globe and how Christmas is celebrated in different countries. With the setting of an exotic town and a dazzling range of gourmet delights, D’Deck will give you and your loved one a romantic and unforgettable Christmas. Christmas Snowman Kingdom - showcasing festive celebrations in different countries Discovery Bay is Hong Kong’s first residential development in resort style to feature European-styled architecture and ambience. This tranquil and green community is home to expatriates from over 30 countries / regions. Every Christmas, they gather at D’Deck and throw bashes in a wild celebration. This year, Discovery Bay will feature a “Snowman Village”, where snowmen dressed in different ethnic costumes will add to the festive atmosphere and give you a taste of the unique cultural diversity and harmony of the community. Christmas Lucky Draw – pick your favourite holiday destination (22 Dec – 1 Jan) 1 D’Deck will also present you with the “Dream Vacation” Christmas Lucky Draw. To enter the Draw, simply spend over HK$300 for lunch or dinner at one of the 13 designated restaurants at D’Deck. Then, use your smartphone to scan the QR code in front of the “Snowman Village” located outside of DB Pier to visit our website and input the necessary information. You will then have a chance to pick and visit one of the six favourite destinations of Hong Kong people and embark on a memorable journey with your loved one. For details, please visit www.ddeck.com.hk. A Warm Christmas Gift (Any Saturdays & Sundays during 1 Dec – 1 Jan, 24-26 & 31 Dec and 1 Jan) 2 Savouring delectable worldwide gourmet while getting a chance to win a fantastic trip – how can you not share such a privilege from Discovery Bay with your friends and family? During the promotional period, tell your friends and family that you’re in Discovery Bay by using any of the Facebook features such as “Check-in” or “Status Update”, and you will receive a small yet wonderful gift – a snowman hand-warmer that will be your warm companion all season!
Santa Claus and Enchanting Melodies for a Romantic Christmas (24-26 Dec) A joyful Christmas is not complete without Santa Claus! Our Santa Claus and Santa Girls will be at D’Deck during the festival to take pictures with you and send you the best seasonal wishes. There will also be live music performance giving you and your loved one the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind Christmas. A Christmas Feast of International Flavours The 13 designated restaurants on D’Deck, Hong Kong’s largest oceanfront alfresco dining hub, offer international specialties and each comes with unique décor and furnishing. Enjoy an exquisite Christmas dinner while indulging in the spectacular sea view and magnificent nightly Disneyland fireworks – indulge your taste buds and feast your eyes. If you’re looking for a more intimate and romantic dining experience for the festival, don’t miss the double seats available in numerous D’Deck restaurants! Undecided on which cuisine to choose? No worries. Our snowmen at the promenade are ready to help. Simply use your smartphone to scan the QR code on a snowman of your choice and you’ll find the corresponding restaurant information and Christmas tradition of the country it represents. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy exotic specialties while getting to know more about other cultures. A free ferry ride offered by D’Deck3 Don’t forget our Dine ‘N Ride offer that will complete your wonderful journey to Discovery Bay! By spending HK$100 or more at any of the 13 designated D'Deck restaurants, you will enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central. To reap this amazing reward, simply bring your transaction receipt to “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter” to redeem your free ride! DB North Plaza – giant inflatable games at “Christmas Family Kingdom” (22, 23, 25 & 26 Dec) On the other side of Discovery Bay, DB North Plaza will showcase a snowman family and kids in different ethnic costumes to provide the best festive setting for your family outing during the holiday. The “Christmas Family Kingdom” will be held on 22, 23, 25 and 26 Dec (1pm-6pm) at DB North Plaza where seven inflatable games, including Bouncy Castle, Jolly Boating, Rolling Crystal Ball, etc, specially designed for children and “young at heart” adults, will bring tons of festive fun and joy for the visiting families. What’s more, shoppers who spend HK$300 or more at designated merchants in DB North Plaza can bring home a free gift – a 12-inch tall “Nut Cracker”. 4 Moreover, a group of choir will be singing Christmas carols with their sweet and angelic voices on Christmas Eve (7:00-9:30pm, 24 Dec) at DB North Plaza to bring you the best wishes. On 25 and 26 Dec, a 2.5-metre tall stilt fat Santa will be waiting at DB North Plaza to take photos with you, bringing to town a fun and cheerful Christmas! Bus Interchange Discount offered by DB North Plaza5 DB North Plaza can be easily reached by the Free Express Shuttle departing from DB Bus Terminus every 30 minutes on the half hour and on the hour, or by external buses from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR stations. What’s more, there is a Bus Interchange Discount5 for shoppers on buses leaving DB North Plaza. 2
For more information about “Christmas Snowman Kingdom” and Dine ’N Ride complimentary ferry services at D’Deck and “Christmas Family Kingdom” and bus interchange discount at Discovery Bay North Plaza, please visit www.ddeck.com.hk or www.dbnplaza.hk; email to [email protected]
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or call 3651-2345. About D’ Deck Situated next to Discovery Bay Pier, D’Deck offers a relaxed and spacious environment with a variety of about 19 thematic restaurants along the promenade connecting the Tai Pak Beach. With spectacular 180° sea views and nightly Disneyland fireworks, D’Deck makes dining a stimulating experience. D’Deck offers delectable choices of international menu such as First Korean Restaurant (Korean), Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant (Japanese) and Koh Tomyums (Thai) for Asian cuisine; Solera (Spanish), Café Duvet (Tapas & Dessert), McSorley’s Ale House (Irish Pub /Indian) and Berliner (German) for European tastes, Caramba Mexican Cantina (Mexican) and Hemingway’s by the Bay (Caribbean) for south-middle American cuisine. Other thematic restaurants include 22° North boasting a large selection of classic recipes catering for all budgets and tastes; Dymocks & Gallery Café merging the culture of bookstore and Café; last but not least is ZAKS, which serves international cuisine with alfresco seating area of 5,000 sq. ft. in resort style. Easily accessible, D’Deck is just 25 minutes away from Central by ferry or 15-20 minutes away from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR Stations by bus.
About DB North Plaza DB North Plaza, spread over 186,000 sq. ft. at the Yi Pak Bay area, was opened in 2010. This new retail mall serves as the second social hub for Discovery Bay residents and visitors. Offering two shopping arcades, two office buildings and an open piazza, DB North Plaza is adjacent to Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, the deluxe resort hotel scheduled to open in Spring 2013. This new hub will not only serve Discovery Bay residents at large with convenient and free transportation connections, including the regular Shoppers Buses plying between DB North Plaza and DB Plaza (DB Pier), but also hotel guests and visitors from neighbouring districts. Remarks 1 Customers spending over HK$300 for lunch or dinner at one of the 13 designated restaurants at D’Deck from 22 Dec 2012 to 1 Jan 2013 may enter the “Dream Vacation” Christmas Lucky Draw by visiting the designated website and providing the necessary information. The winner (One) will receive two economy class round-trip air tickets (for the same destination only) from one of the six selected countries: France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Italy and Thailand. The 13 designated restaurants are 22˚ North, Berliner, Café Duvet, Caramba Mexican Cantina, Ebeneezer’s, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s by the Bay, Kiraku Tei
Japanese Restaurant, Koh Tomyums, McSorley’s Ale House, Sopranos, Solera and ZAKS. The winner must provide the original receipt from the designated D’Deck restaurant when redeeming the prize. Otherwise, the winner will be disqualified. 2
Customers who show they are in Discovery Bay by any of the Facebook features on any weekends in Dec
2012, 24 – 26, 31 Dec or 1 Jan, 2013 (from 1pm to 11pm) will be presented with a snowman hand-warmer. Customer can redeem the gift by showing their smartphone at the D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter located beside the bus stop escalator at DB Plaza. First-come-first-served while stock lasts. 3
The free ferry ride offer is valid for dinner consumption from Monday to Friday, and lunch/dinner
consumption on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. The free ferry ride is valid on the same day of the transaction, and for the following schedules only: Mon-Fri: 7:30pm-12:00am; Sat/Sun/public holiday: 1:00pm-12:00am. 4
Customers of the designated tenants at Discovery Bay North Plaza with a spending of HK$300 or above from
22 – 26 Dec 2012 can redeem a 12-inch tall “Nut Cracker” with the original receipt at the redemption counter on the same day of the transaction. First-come-first-served while stock lasts. The designated tenants are: Afflatus Hair Workshop, Fun to Read, Gillian Florist, Jaspas, Little Whale, Marc James Design, SPORTSWORLD, Mirch Masala, My Pet Shop, Paisano's, Prince & Princess, Uncle Russ and Wellcome. 5
The Bus Interchange Discount is offered to all shoppers and visitors to DB North Plaza. Approach the “Fare
Saving Station” and wave your Octopus Card against the reader and then you can use the same Octopus Card to travel on any of the buses leaving the DB North Plaza within 45 minutes to enjoy a HK$4 discount on the bus trip.
Photo 1-4 Decorated with the theme of “Christmas Snowman Kingdom @ Discovery Bay D’Deck”, our lovable Snowmen in various ethnic costumes will be welcoming you at the waterfront promenade and pier.
Photo 5-6 The 13 designated restaurants at D’Deck, Hong Kong’s largest oceanfront alfresco dining hub, offer international specialties and each comes with unique décor and furnishing. Enjoy an exquisite Christmas dinner while indulging in the spectacular sea view and magnificent nightly Disneyland fireworks – indulge your taste buds and feast your eyes.
Photo 7-14 DB North Plaza will showcase a snowman family and kids in different ethnic costumes to provide the best festive setting for your family outing. The “Christmas Family Kingdom” will be held at The Plaza where seven inflatable games, including Bouncy Castle, Jolly Boating, Rolling Crystal Ball, etc, specially designed for children and “young at heart” adults, will bring tons of festive fun and joy for the visiting families. On 25 and 26 Dec, a 2.5-metre tall stilt fat Santa will be waiting at DB North Plaza to take photos with you, bringing to town a fun and cheerful Christmas!