Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival is a three-year arts project organised by Tourism Commission, supported by Hong Kong Geopark and curated by One Bite Design Studio. In the second year, the Festival extended from Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island to Kau Sai Chau and High Island. Through art, the Festival allows visitors an opportunity to appreciate the rich natural resources and the long and deep history as well as culture of the four isles and turn Sai Kung Hoi into an open museum.
2nd Year Arts Festival Period
Sai Kung Town, Yim Tin Tsai, Sharp Island:
Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 17:00*
Kau Sai Chau, High Island:
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00*
The Arts Festival remains open on public holidays.*The on-duty time of Arts Festival Ambassadors
Exhibition and Events Locations
Yim Tin Tsai, Sharp Island, Kau Sai Chau, High Island and Sai Kung Waterfront Park
To facilitate visitors for tasting the special and unique island hopping experience in Hong Kong, there will be island hopping kaito during the Festival period
Visitors need to take public transportation to Sai Kung town centre, then purchase kaito tickets at Sai Kung Pier to get to Yim Tin Tsai, Sharp Island, Kau Sai Chau and High Island. Alternatively, visitors may pre-purchase Island Hopping Kaito Experience tickets online and redeem tickets at the Arts Festival Information Kiosk located at Sai Kung Pier on the day of visit. Visitors may refer to the following transportation guide to visit different locations.
Visitors can take public transportation to Sai Kung town centre. The following routes are for reference only. Please contact the bus/minibus companies for more details.
For more public transport information, please visit the Transport Department website.
Visitors can pre-purchase Island Hopping Kaito Experience tickets online, or go to Sai Kung Pier to take kaito to Yim Tin Tsai, Sharp Island, Kau Sai Chau and High Island, click here for more information on Island Hopping Kaito Experience tickets.
Preparations before your visit
– Most of the Arts Festival area is located outdoors, so comfortable sports shoes and clothing are recommended
– Bring a sun cap, a towel, an umbrella and a windbreaker to prepare for weather changes
– Bring enough food and drinks as appropriate, and leave no trace
– Choose a hiking trail that suits the ability of your fellow hikers
During your visit
– Please keep your voice down when visiting the Arts Festival
– Please do not trespass on any private property and avoid causing nuisance to the locals
– To protect the natural environment, please do not pick plants or disturb wildlife
– Please keep the environment clean and leave no trace
– Please cherish the artworks and do not damage them
– If you have any questions, please approach our Arts Festival Ambassadors on duty for assistance
When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above/ Red or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, pre-warning thereof, island hopping kaito will be suspended, all programmes and guided tours will be cancelled.
If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above/ Red or Black Rainstorm Signal are lowered at or before 8:00am, island hopping kaito will carry on as usual, all programmes and guided tours will be held as scheduled.
If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above/ Red or Black Rainstorm Signal are lowered between 8:01am-10:00am, island hopping kaito will resume in 2 hours after the signal is lowered. All morning programmes and guided tours will be cancelled and events after 12nn will be held as scheduled.
If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above, and Red or Black Rainstorm Signal are lowered between 10:01am-4:00pm, island hopping kaito will resume in 2 hours after the signal is lowered. But all programmes and guided tours will be cancelled.
If there is any suspension of kaito services under the inclement weather, updates will be disseminated via social media platforms and website.
The online registration will be open from 2 Nov (Wed) 10am on a fortnightly basis, for the coming 2-4 weeks upon the system’s update. The registration schedule is as follows:
|Date Open for Registration||Newly Open Dates of the Programmes/Tours*|
|2 Nov (Wed)||16 Nov - 30 Nov|
|16 Nov (Wed)||1 Dec - 14 Dec|
|30 Nov (Wed)||15 Dec - 28 Dec|
|14 Dec (Wed)||29 Dec - 16 Jan|