They say that "when it rains, it pours", and it sure seems that way in Hong Kong. But luckily for us, a few raindrops can't stop us from having a blast, not when we have a whole range of adrenaline-fulled indoor entertainment right on our doorstep. So find the silver lining in those grumpy clouds and try out one of these.
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Why stay cooped up on the couch watching sci-fi movies when you can recreate your own at Hong Kong's first spaceship themed laser tag station? Let your imagination run wild as you duck, dive, and zap your friends (or enemies) with the most advanced laser equipments and systems this planet has to offer.
With dramatic music blaring out during your space station battle, epic laser sound effects, and two weapons of choice to play with (the Blaster or Phaser), it's impossible not to feel like you're on the set of Star Wars
. Better still, there's a digital score board to tally up your zaps, so you and your friends can get really competitive. Each game lasts 30 minutes and costs $118 per person, but team bookings are also available (min 8 players, max 30). Book
ahead to guarantee your session in space.
11/F Ying Kong Mansion, 2–6 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2343 3033
Bounce Trampoline Park
You don't need sunshine to make you feel high when you can fly through the air and bounce off the walls at Hong Kong’s biggest trampoline park! Let your inner child run wild among this spring-loaded urban playground featuring over 100 interconnected trampolines designed to get your adrenaline pumping.
From the Free Jump arena to the Big Bag, Slam Dunk and Dodgeball courts, there’s plenty here to give you the ultimate rush, and you can guarantee you’ll always have a soft landing! And if you really want to show off, there's always the Performance Trampoline. One hour Bounce Sessions cost $150 and walk-ins are welcome, but book
ahead to guarantee a flight time. Happy bouncing!
G/F EMAX, KITEC, No.1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, (+852) 2556 9555
Sideways Driving Club
Escape the rainclouds and seek shelter at Hong Kong’s premier virtual racing centre. With 15 networked simulators, designed to let you experience what it feels like to be in a real race car on the circuit, this hidden gem has more thrills and high-speed action
than you can shake a brolly at. Why not become a Formula One champion or, if you're feeling really competitive, race your friends against the clock?
The club will even throw in beer and pizza to keep your strength up as you hit the track, but don’t drink and drive! So turn off your Playstation or Xbox and get yourself down there. Prices start from $300 per hour, but make sure you book
LG/F, 1-2 Chancery Lane, Central, (+852) 2523 0983
Unleash your inner Rambo and eliminate your enemies in a 10,000 square foot playing field scattered with towers, bridges, and oil barrels. With a variety of light, sound, and smoke effects to create various moods and atmospheres, you're guaranteed non-stop excitement from start to finish.
Not only that, but you have ten games to choose from, so you can either play the villain in Sniper or Terminator, or be the hero in Save the President and Kill the Zombies. Games cost $280 per person and group bookings are available (min 10 players, max 60). Book now and grab your headband because this means war!
Unit No. 2-3, G/F Po Lung Centre, 11 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, (+852) 3106 0220
Harry Houdini broke out of a suspended straitjacket, David Copperfield escaped from an exploding building, but have you
got what it takes to mastermind your own perfect escape? Why not find out at Hong Kong's first ever real-life room escape game?
Throw yourself into a mysterious world of intrigue, puzzles and codes as you engineer an escape in a tight race against the clock. Can you wake yourself up from the Horror Dream, escape from the traps of The Lost Chamber, or find the missing informer in The Prison Chaos - all in under 45 minutes? Book
now and find out! Games start from $98 per person and require 4 or 6 players.
Causeway Bay - 10/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road, (+852) 2711 1791
Mong Kok - 4/F, Pakpolee Commercial Center, 1A – 1K Sai Yeung Choi Street South, (+852) 2711 1785
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