Press release For immediate release

Press release
For immediate release
“D’Deck Loving Christmas” at Discovery Bay
Fill the Stockings for Children and Families in Need for Local Charity UniHeart
[25 November 2013 – Hong Kong] Christmas is approaching! While you are planning to buy the
perfect presents for your loved ones, have you thought of making the season of gift-giving more
meaningful? This Christmas, D’Deck, the renowned oceanfront alfresco dining hotspot in
Discovery Bay collaborates with local charity UniHeart in organising the “D’Deck Loving Christmas”
campaign, an initiative to spread love and care to the community of Tung Chung by collecting toys
and gifts for children and families in need. Let your love shine in the Lantau Island community this
Christmas by joining this meaningful campaign in Discovery Bay. You cannot only spread love by
donating gifts, but also share the joy with your loved ones by visiting D’Deck, where you can enjoy a
dazzling range of festive gourmet delights and the unique southern European ambience - the
ultimate holiday gift for Christmas.
“D’Deck Loving Christmas” Gift Sharing Campaign1 – spreading love to Tung Chung through
Gift-giving
As part of Christmas traditions, children hang up Christmas stockings on Christmas Eve, hoping to
find them filled with gifts by Santa; today, popular customs are often exchanging gifts with friends
and family. Nevertheless, a survey conducted by Green Sense* found that more than 60% of
people had left unwanted gifts at home, 30% had left such gifts unused for at least three years, and
20% had ended up discarding these items.
To make the festival more meaningful and encourage the reduction of festive waste, D’Deck
collaborates with local charity UniHeart to organize the “D’Deck Loving Christmas” from 30
November 2013 to 1 Janaury 2014. The campaign aims to collect brand new or unused children’s
books and toys (without missing pages and parts), pre-washed dolls and clothing as Christmas gifts
for charity sales and as presents for the underprivileged community with all the gifts and proceeds
going to UniHeart to support children and families in need in Tung Chung. D’Deck and UniHeart
would also like to this opportunity to deliver the real meaning of gift donation is love sharing and
blessing. To support the initative, D’Deck will be adorned with a giant Christmas stocking and
glittering presents near the DB pier, to encourage everyone to join force to care for the community
and to protect the environment.
*According to a survey - “Christmas gift being a festive waste at home and its equivalent rent value” conducted by
Green Sense in December 2010
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Discovery Bay Christmas Bazaar – promoting local handmade Goods in Discovery Bay (15 Dec)
Do not miss the opportunity to find the one and only, creative Christmas gift for your loved ones at
the Discovery Bay Christmas Bazaar on 15 December. DB Plaza will be transformed into a fun-filled
bazaar like the classic European market, showcasing unique and stylish gifts, arts and crafts,
including jewellery, eco-friendly clothing, baby products and exquisite décor, produced by over 100
talented local indie-crafters, artists, designers and small business owners. Entry for this bazaar is
free! You can also donate gifts or purchase charity gifts at the UniHeart booth to support the
“D’Deck Loving Christmas”.
“Cozy Christmas Stockings”2 – a warm Christmas gift (30 Nov 2013 – 1 Jan 2014, Sat/Sun/Public
Holiday/Christmas Eve/New Year’s Eve)
D’Deck has specially prepared “Cozy Christmas Stockings” as a free gift to keep your feet warm and
add a festive touch in the holiday season. Simply spend HK$350 or above for lunch or dinner at
one of the 13 designated restaurants at D’Deck, and you can redeem a pair of “Cozy Christmas
Stockings” during the promotion period.
Enjoy a Wide Selection of Global Christmas delicacies at the oceanfront
Come enjoy a magnificent Christmas Feast with your loved ones at D’Deck Discovery Bay this
Christmas! Choose from one of the 20 thematic international-cuisine restaurants at D’Deck, Hong
Kong’s renowned oceanfront alfresco dining hub, and indulge your taste buds with delectable
Christmas dishes. Coupled with the 180° panoramic sea view, glittering Disneyland fireworks,
spectacular festive décor and southern European ambience, Discovery Bay is the perfect getaway
destination for Christmas dinner. For a more intimate and romantic dining experience during the
festive season, don’t miss the double seats available in numerous D’Deck restaurants along the
promenade facing the 400-metre-long beach!
A Jolly Christmas with Santa Claus Distributing Gifts & Melodic Live Music Performance (24 Dec)
Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at Discovery Bay to meet and
greet children, as well as creating a heart-warming memory for you and your loved ones with his
wonderful gifts and picture time. Live performance of classic Christmas tunes will also be
presented, keeping resident and visitors captivated throughout the joyous Christmas celebration.
Experience an enchanting Christmas with “Christmas Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride” at
Discovery Bay
Have an enchanting Christmas full of love and joy! An amazing “Christmas Short & Sweet Horse
Carriage Ride” will be available at DB North Plaza to bring you and your loved ones a romantic, fairy
tale experience.
With a beautiful carriage drawn by two thoroughbreds, the “Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride”3 is
a relaxing experience in Discovery Bay North area with appealing European-styled architectures and
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fascinating scenery en route. Cost per ride is only HK$200. From 24 – 26 December, the carriage
will be decorated for an extra festive touch. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your fairy tale come
true this Christmas with the lovely horse carriage ride!
Complimentary ferry ride offered by D’Deck4 for a wonderful Christmas journey
Don’t forget to complete your Christmas journey at Discovery Bay with our Dine ‘N Ride offer! By
spending HK$120 or more at any of the 13 designated D'Deck restaurants 5, you will be able to enjoy
a free ferry ride back to Central. Simply bring your transaction receipt to the “D’Deck Free Ferry
Service Counter” to redeem the offer!
For more information about “D’Deck Loving Christmas” Gift Sharing Campaign and Dine ‘N Ride
complimentary ferry services at D’Deck, please visit www.ddeck.com.hk. For any enquiries, please
email to [email protected]
About D’Deck, the renowned oceanfront alfresco dining destination at Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Situated next to Discovery Bay Pier, D’Deck is Hong Kong’s renowned oceanfront al fresco dining
destination with numerous thematic restaurants along the promenade beside Tai Pak Beach. With
spectacular 180° sea views and nightly Disneyland fireworks, D’Deck offers a wide selection of
international cuisine at First Korean Restaurant (Korean), Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant (Japanese)
and Koh Tomyums (Thai) for Asian cuisine; Solera (Spanish), Café Duvet (Tapas), Berliner (German),
Sopranos (Italian) and McSorley’s Ale House (Irish Pub) for European tastes; and Caramba Mexican
Cantina (Mexican) and Hemingway’s by the Bay (Caribbean) for a flavor of Central America.
Other specialty restaurants include Life Café serving globally inspired organic vegetarian and gluten
free food; 22° North boasting a large selection of classic French recipes; Dymocks Books & Café
merging the culture of bookstore and Café; and last but not least 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 UniHeart
UniHeart was established in 2011 by a group of public-spirited professionals who are dedicated to
serving communities in need. Since 2013, UniHeart is recognised by Hong Kong government as a
charitable organisation that is exempted from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
UniHeart has a team of experts which comprises Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, Clinical Psychologist,
registered nurse and California state Medical Case Manager, Honorary President of Scout
Association of Hong Kong and Director of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Financial Centre, Counselors,
School Principal, Speech Therapist, Special Education Teacher, Social Worker and Corporate
Management Consultant. With the team’s many years of experience, UniHeart offers extensive
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professional, reliable and complementary psychological services to individuals, family, institutions as
well as organisations. Its full range of services includes psychological assessment, counseling
services, public lectures, workshops and psychosomatic health products.
Remarks
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The Christmas gift collection for the “D’Deck Loving Christmas” will take place between 30 Nov 2013 and 1
Jan 2014 during the following schedule: Sat/Sun/public holiday/Christmas Eve/New Year’s Eve from 1pm –
11pm. Brand new or unused children’s books and toys, pre-washed dolls and clothing can be handed in at the
collection point beside the “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter”.
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A pair of Cozy Christmas Stockings can be redeemed at the “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter” for every
single transaction of HK$350 or more for lunch or dinner at one of the 13 designated restaurants at D’Deck
during 30 Nov 2013 - 1 Jan 2014 (from 1pm to 11pm) on Sat/Sun/public holiday/Christmas Eve/New Year’s
Eve.
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The original restaurant receipt must be presented for redemption.
Tickets for the “Christmas Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride” at DB North Plaza can be purchased at the
Activity Centre of Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Each ride will last about 10 minutes at a special price
of HK$200 per ride.
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A maximum of 4 people (2 adults and 2 children) are allowed per carriage per ride.
The complimentary ferry ride offer is valid for dinner consumption from Monday to Friday, and lunch/dinner
consumption on Sat/Sun/public holiday. This free ferry ride is valid on the same day of the transaction, and
for the following schedules only: Mon-Fri: 7:30pm-12:00am and Sat/Sun/public holiday: 1:00pm-12:00am.
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The 13 designated D’Deck restaurants are 22° North, Berliner, Café Duvet, Caramba Mexican Cantina, First
Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s by the Bay, Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant, Koh Tomyums, Life Café,
McSorley’s Ale House, Sopranos, Solera and ZAKS. The “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter” is located near
the bus stop escalator at DB Plaza.
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Press Photos
Photo 1-4:
This Christmas, D’Deck Discovery Bay collaborates with local charity UniHeart in organising the
“D’Deck Loving Christmas” campaign and is adorned with a giant Christmas stocking near DB pier,
to encourage everyone to join force to care for the community and to protect the environment.
Photo 5-6:
D’Deck Discovery Bay collaborates with local charity UniHeart to organize the “D’Deck Loving
Christmas”, which aims to collect brand new or used children’s books and toys (without missing
pages and parts), pre-washed dolls and clothing to support children and families in need in Tung
Chung.
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Photo 7-10:
An amazing “Christmas Short & Sweet Horse Carriage Ride” will be available at DB North Plaza with
only cost per ride HK$200 to bring you and your loved ones a romantic, fairy tale experience.
Photo 11-14:
Coupled with the 180° panoramic sea view, glittering Disneyland fireworks and spectacular festive
décor, you and your loved one can enjoy Christmas dinner along the promenade facing the
400-metre-long beach from one of the 20 thematic international-cuisine restaurants at D’Deck.
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This press release is issued by E’s Concept Communications Limited on behalf of HKR International
Limited.
For media enquiry, please contact:
Ms Bonny Wang
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Office: 852 - 3468 6321
Email: [email protected]
Ms Bell Ho
Mobile: 852 - 9329 3959
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Email: [email protected]
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