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Membership rates applies to existing members of the Hong Kong Society and NOT the Hong Kong Association which is a different membership. Please get in touch with the office if you have any queries on communications@hkas.org.uk or by telephone 020 7963 9447

Event Bookings and Cancellation Policy

To make sure your bookings are definite, your payment must reach us 1 week before the event unless special arrangement is made.

A full refund will only be issued if a notice of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to the event (excluding weekends and bank holidays).


Upcoming Events

(Please scroll down for further details on these events or click on the links to view them individually)

Scottish Section Luncheon – 27 August 2019

HKS Hong Kong Polo Day – 1 September 2019

HKS Golf Day – 4 October 2019

A Lunchtime Talk by Sara Oliver – 8 October 2019


Scottish Section Luncheon

Date: Tuesday 27th August 2019
Venue: Mansion House Restaurant, Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
Time: 12 Noon for 1.00pm
Cost: £31 per person

11mansionhouseI am pleased to advise that our next event will be a special Luncheon to be held at the Mansion House Restaurant, at Edinburgh Zoo in Corstorphine. This will be held on Tuesday 27th August 2019 at 12 noon for 1pm. Edinburgh Zoo is well served by public transport and Lothian buses 12, 26 and 31 as well as the airport bus 100 stop right outside the Zoo. Free Parking is also available in the Zoo car park and direct entrance from the car park to the Zoo will be available through the Members Gate. There is then a short walk to the Mansion House. The cost of the luncheon this year will be £31 per head . A cash bar will be available from 12 noon. The cost includes a 2 course lunch followed by tea and coffee, complimentary car parking, mineral water on the tables and Zoo entry if desired. The full address of the Zoo is 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS.

As most of you know I have been searching for a suitable venue for some time and, having attended events here before, I am confident this will be a good venue for our needs. Whilst the date is later than normal we have been able to arrange for Lindsay Jones, the new Executive Director of the Hong Kong Association and Society to attend this event and say a few words to us about her thoughts for the future of the Society. I have spoken to Lindsay and she has some very interesting ideas on the way forward.

I would hope to see as many as possible of you on the 27th August and would ask that you let me know as soon as possible if you wish to attend. As we have paid a deposit to the Zoo and guaranteed a minimum number of attendees, I would ask that you advise me by the 3rd August at the latest.

Yours sincerely,

Roy Dewar (Convener of the HKS Scottish Region)

Contact communications@hkas.org.uk for booking details


Hong Kong Society Polo Day

Hong Kong versus Horse Guards

Date: Sunday 1st September 2019
Venue: Ham Polo Club, Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AH
Time: 12 pm (Gates open 11.30 but see below); Luncheon 1.15pm
Costs: TBC (estimated cost £55 members’ enclosure/£5 picnic area)
Dress: Smart casual (ties not required)

COME AND SUPPORT THE HONG KONG POLO TEAM

Player+AreaIn recent years, members of the Hong Kong Society have visited Ham once a year in order to watch this spectacular game; they now have the opportunity to
cheer on their own team again. It should be a very enjoyable day out for all the family. Only eight miles from Hyde Park Corner, Ham is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, it has an established and distinguished reputation for excellent playing and social facilities combined with a relaxed family atmosphere.

We plan to organise the day at two levels: one for those who want to have a family, self-catering, relatively inexpensive day out and another level for those who want to spend the day in comfort, sipping enjoyable drinks, having a fuller lunch and watching the polo from comfortable seats in a special enclosure.

The main polo match will start at 12pm this year and there will be other matches in the afternoon from the Club’s Ladies Tournament. Details will be provided with a map in due course.

There are two plans:
Plan A: Bring your own picnic/chairs/rugs. Chukka Tukka, a van selling good snacks lunches and drinks, attends matches on that side of the ground.
Plan B: Sit on the veranda of the Clubhouse in the Members’ Enclosure, enjoying a three course buffet lunch, watching in comfort.

BallYou can form parties of friends, come with families or just come alone. We aim to have a good time and watch the most exciting game in the world and cheer on our own team.

The main prizes are being provided by Lawrence Geung, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, Kwan Lo and “Aquila” sports equipment, HKETO and others.

Contact communications@hkas.org.uk to book


Hong Kong Society Golf Day

Date: Friday 4th October 2019
Venue: Liphook Golf Club, Wheatsheaf Enclosure, Liphook GU30 7EH
Time: 8.00 for 9.00am start
Cost: £105 members / £125 non-members (Special price if you are a member of Liphook Golf Club – please tell us if you are)

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A HK Society Golf Tournament will be held on 4th October. Although quite far ahead, bookings are being taken now.

The format will be 3 ball. The current plan is to have at least 20 participants. The price will include coffee on arrival, 18 holes competition and a two course lunch.

The Society’s Chairman, Nigel Johnson-Hill will organise and lead the day at this well-known club where he is a member.

There will be prizes for Longest Drive and Nearest Pin and suitable prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the competition.

Firm bookings and payments will be required by 1st September, but provisional bookings are sought as soon as possible. Please contact communications@hkas.org.uk or by telephone 020 7963 9447


‘Remain Deadly Calm’ – A Life in Interior Design
A Lunchtime Talk by Sara Oliver

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019
Venue: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES
Time: 12.30 for 1.00pm
Cost: £43 HK Society members / £48 non-members

fullsizeoutput_6003We are delighted that Sara Oliver has agreed to do a Lunchtime Talk for the HK Society when she will talk about her life in interior design.

The talk will cover influences, inspiration, Orientalism, old Hong Kong projects and those inspired by her time in Hong Kong, as well as UK and overseas projects for old Hong Kong clients, including one current one.

With a background in design and construction, Sara’s projects have been happily diverse in scale, budget and location, ranging from the refurbishment of the 15th century Queens’ College, Cambridge, and numerous houses and apartments in Hong Kong, Delhi, Sydney, Tokyo and Great Britain, through to the design and construction of a major new villa in the Moroccan desert.

Sara is now based in Chelsea, London. www.studio-nomad.net / https://www.instagram.com/sarachinacoast/?hl=en

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Space is limited and on a first come first served basis. Early booking is essential to secure your place. Contact communications@hkas.org.uk for details


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