Richard Juan Revisits and Rediscover Hong Kong and Explored These Locations

MANILA, Philippines—Following more than three years, Richard Juan is back to the place he considers home to see his loved ones again. The actor-host shared how returning to Hong Kong brought back fond memories and a sense of comfort.

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“It was a reminder of how much can change in a short period of time,” he said, “but at the same time, there were so many changes too.”

For this trip, Richard stepped outside of his normal destinations and explored new attractions that Hong Kong had built in recent years.

Yayoi Kusama exhibition at M+ Museum

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Despite his predetermined timeframe, he took advantage of the museum’s first foreign artist show, Yayoi Kusama (1945 to now). He observed hundreds of her pieces spanning five decades of Kusama’s art and life. Richard characterizes this venue, which is adorned with hundreds of carefully arranged artifacts, as a sanctuary for folks who enjoy taking Instagram-worthy images.

The K11 MUSEA

“K11 MUSEA is also something you should not miss,” he shared. This commercial complex also serves as an art museum, for those who are unaware. “I was told by our tour guide that some of the art installations were from the owner’s own personal collection too,” he furthers.

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His particular favorite place is the roof garden, which has a wonderful view of Hong Kong’s Bay. With several high-end retail outlets and designer labels, K11 skillfully merges art and commerce.

The Happiest Place on Earth

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Richard’s visit to Hong Kong was made even more memorable by his first visit to Hong Kong Disneyland. “Disneyland opened in 2005, and yet it’s my first time! I even went on Mickey Mouse’s birthday! I was completely blown away by the magical and immersive atmosphere of the park. From the moment I walked through the gates and down Main Street, I felt transported to a world of wonder and brought back a sense of nostalgia.”

If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong soon, stop by the Hong Kong Tourism Board booth at the Travel Tour Expo 2023, which will be held from on February 3 to 5 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, where you can find engaging picture opportunities and enticing travel discounts.