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The most romantic things to do in Chinatown this Qixi

From concerts to cocktails, here’s the most romantic ways to captivate your other half at Qixi.

 

Dubbed the Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi is a festival based on the romantic legend of a Zhinü, a weaver girl and Niulang, an ox herder. The pair’s relationship was forbidden and they lived on separate sides of the Silver River. Once a year a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day. Qixi takes place at the end of August each year, to celebrate, here’s the most romantic things you can do in Chinatown to impress your lover.

Sing love sings at JinLi karaoke

Sing love sings at JinLi karaoke

What better way to show your beloved you care than by serenading them with a love song or two at JinLi karaoke? KTV is a huge deal in China and JinLi’s karaoke facilities bring the authentic KTC experience to Chinatown with their cool, neon-lit booths kitted out with state-of-the-art Thunderstone sound systems.

Enjoy a relaxing foot massage for two

Enjoy a relaxing foot massage for two

 Treat your partner to a spot of pampering with a restorative foot massage for two at Step In Reflexology. Sink into one of their squishy leather shoes (NB chairs?) and let their skilled practitioners go to work on your feet and let all your stresses melt away.

Cocktails at The Light lounge

Cocktails at The Light lounge

A swish cocktail joint above Ku Bar on Newport Place, The Light Lounge is an ultra-romantic spot whose delicious concoctions will be sure to capture the heart of your lover. Woo them with a Catrina’s Kiss featuring Don Julio Blanca tequila, fresh lime, grapefruit and Tabasco, and as delicious as it is, you should probably avoid the Heartbreaker cocktail…

Lover’s Bridge of Magpies Concert at China Exchange

 

Lover’s Bridge of Magpies Concert at China Exchange

 While not held on Qixi itself, China Exchange’s Lover’s Bridge of Magpies concert will enchant your ears with a heart-rending musical interpretation of the hallowed lover’s tale. The compelling performance features vocal talents of Iúnó Connolly, Waimay Yau, Phoebe Haines, Jacob Bettinelli and the piano skills of Leona Crasi.

Lover’s Bridge of Magpies, Wed 6th September, China Exchange.

Bump chopsticks at Plum Valley

Cross chopsticks at Plum Valley

The elegant Plum Valley is a seductive and sophisticated destination for some romantic Qixi dining. Slide into one of their leather booths and pick from their seriously refined menu of artfully-presented dishes. The pan grilled black cod with champagne and honey is guaranteed to win hearts.

 

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