Mix Picks: Fun facilities near convention centres

What do you want after a long day at a meeting or conference if you don't want to go back to the hotel and lock yourself in your room? Instead, why not check out a nearby attraction to recharge your batteries? Choose on of these conference venues if you want to put the business behind you and have some fun immediately.


About the convention centre:

Located in Hong Kong's notorious Wan Chai district, the HKC is the biggest meeting facility in Hong Kong. The centre is unique in providing more than 91,500 sqm of rentable space, including six exhibition halls, two theatres and 52 meeting rooms. All kinds of events including conventions, meetings, banquets, exhibitions and seminars can be held in the centre.

Nearby recreational facility:

Symphony of Lights

It may not be physical place, but it is a show which you can enjoy by simply walking out from the centre’s entrance and looking up into the sky. At 8pm every night, the Symphony of Lights show is performed over Victoria harbour. Music, laser lights and occasionally fireworks feature in this record-breaking performance – the longest running of its kind. You can throw all your vexations to the sky when you reach for the lasers. 

Visit www.hkcec.com and www.tourism.gov.hk/symphony


Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition CentreAbout the convention centre:

Situated near the Marina Bay, around 40,000 sqm of space can is available for exhibitions and meetings. 

Nearby recreational facility:

Singapore Flyer

the Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, and is just 10 minute walk away. An onboard dining service can be provided if requested, so why not eat with friends, watch the beautiful scene of Marina Bay and enjoy a unique, relaxing time.

Visit www.suntecsingapore.com and www.singaporeflyer.com/




Macau TowerAbout the convention centre:

The centre is located in the highest tower in Macau, which standing on the bank of the Pearl River. Meeting facilities include halls and theatres which range from around 3,000 sqm in size.

Nearby recreational facility:

Bungy jump

If you take the lift to the highest level of the building you can find the tower is one of the only kind in the world to have it’s own bungee jumping centre – actually, it’s the second tallest anywhere on earth. So, why not take a leap of faith with your next business event.

Visit www.macautower.com.mo/


COEX Exhibition and Convention CentreAbout the convention centre:

Located in the heart of Seoul’s business district, Gangnam, there are four levels of meeting facilities and over 450,000 sqm of total area in space. An average of 150,000 people can be accommodated per day for all kinds of exhibitions and conferences.

Nearby recreational facility:

Coex Aquarium

The COEX Aquarium is located in the same building, where you can find 14 different themes of tanks, each showing many sea creatures within. You can wipe out all your worries and let your mind swim away with the fish.

Visit www.coex.co.kr/eng/ and www.coexaqua.co.kr/




Sydney Convention and Exhibition CentreAbout the convention centre:

Situated near Johnstons Bay in Sydney, the centre has rooms ranging from 395 sqm to 25,000 sqm.

Nearby recreational facility:

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House can be reached in just ten minutes. There you can find lots of high standard performances including opera and dancing. It is a good opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy a show.

Visit: www.scec.com.au/ and www.sydneyoperahouse.com/


Valerian Ho



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