A city that never sleeps, Hong Kong is bursting with an energy that never fails to exhilarate visitors – and when it comes to boosting team morale, the city’s buzz can really fuel the fire for engaging team-building activities.
Here’s how corporate groups can tap into the spirit of Hong Kong and energy of its people.
Corporate groups can discover the art of Chinese culinary techniques through one of Hong Kong’s remarkable cooking schools. From the top-ranked hotels through to independent operators, there are a number of highly regarded experiences on offer.Demonstrations are led by skilled instructors as participants pick up closely guarded cookery secrets, appreciate Chinese heritage and come away with a skill that lasts a lifetime.
Dragon Boat Racing
This traditional Chinese sport is all about team work as groups of between 20 and 22 competitors work together in time to move these 10-metre-long boats through the water as fast as possible. Each paddler must stay in sync with the beat of the drum, one missed beat and the dragon drags behind. A day by the sea includes basic training but for those truly unstoppable teams, there’s also the famed Dragon Boat Festival and Carnival in June, where local, international and company sponsored teams compete in what is considered one of the most prestigious Dragon Boat racing tournaments.
Lion Dance Academy
A Chinese custom that marks all and any traditional celebration, the Lion Dance is the epitome of team spirit as two or more people work together to bring the almighty dragon to life.
Hong Kong Treasure Hunt
Arm your achievers with clues and a map then send them around Hong Kong in search of fantastic treasures. One for adventure-seekers, this activity demands mental agility and co-operation to win the ‘treasure’ after a day trekking through the city.
Reenergise your team with the art of Tai Chi, an exercise for the mind, body and soul that has been practiced in Hong Kong for centuries. Corporate groups can learn about the ancient philosophy behind this relaxing exercise and practice Tai Chi by the harbour for great views!
Sail the Bounty
Corporate groups can experience the high seas and set sail on H.M.A.V Bounty, Hong Kong’s only European tall ship and a full scale model of the 18th century original that was used for the 1983 film “The Bounty”. On Victoria Harbour, corporate groups can embrace the pirate life with Caption Jim and his crew by exploring the below decks, hosting the sails, and – for those daring enough – even attempting a mast climb.
Both Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park are well equipped to accommodate corporate groups and provide unique team-building experiences. For more information on Hong Kong Disneyland contact sales manager, Holly Biggs, on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Ocean Park, contact sales manager, Phyllis Lai, on email@example.com.
This article is sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board.