What is it about the word secret that makes something even more enticing? That something is hidden away? Perhaps its the thrill of the unknown? Whatever the reason, secrets have a kind of magical element associated to them, and it is no wonder that even though the Secret Island Party is anything but secret, it was still completely magical.
Last weekend hundreds of Hong Kongers, expats and locals alike, headed off by the ferry load to a secret and remote island. If you went down to the ferry piers you would have probably thought you had stepped into a hippie revolution with people in tie dye, flowers in their hair and maybe even a fairy or two.
Once arriving on the Island, the walk its self makes you feel as though you have “fallen down the rabbit hole”. Stacked with fantasy fairyland quotes to encourage you on your way, it was though the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland himself was providing his wisdom.
I could go on for days about the well organised structure of the event, the different stages that provided music for anyone’s taste, the food stalls, the interactive art and theater, however what I loved most was simply being able to get away from the skyscrapers of the city and out into nature. I mean I was surrounded by fairy-tale characters, Indians and flower children which added to the element of intrigue, but just being 45 min away, on an island, surrounded by friends and making memories is what I thought to be the most magical of all!
Even though the SIP is no longer a huge secret, I think that Roald Dahl sums up completely what this weekend was all about:
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
Love and adventures everyone,