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  • Flag-raising marks SAR anniversary

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung and senior government officials attended a flag-raising ceremony today to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.About 2,500 people, including district leaders, and members of community and uniformed groups, attended the ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai this morning.Many people also watched the ceremony at the designated public viewing area.The Police Band performed at the ceremony, followed by a sea parade and a fly-past by the disciplined services.
  • Another fire victim to return

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department will today help another person injured in the Taiwan fire to return to Hong Kong for medical treatment.The department has already helped two of the injured to leave Taiwan.The department's officers in Taiwan will continue to visit the remaining injured Hong Kong citizens and help their families.Hong Kong residents who need help when abroad can call the department's 24-hour hotline (852)1868.
  • 2 test negative for MERS

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection was notified of six suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases from noon yesterday to noon today.Two cases tested negative for the MERS virus in preliminary testing, while test results for the other four are pending.No confirmed case of MERS has been identified in Hong Kong.In view of the latest situation in Korea, the centre urges people to avoid non-essential travel to the country and avoid unnecessary visits to healthcare facilities in places at risk for MERS.
  • 66 JPs appointed

    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Sixty-six people have been appointed Justices of the Peace this year, including 49 non-official and 17 official ones.Their main function is to visit prisons, detention centres and other institutions to ensure their effective management and to ensure no one is unfairly treated or deprived of their rights.They can also be required by the Chief Executive to perform other duties.The list of appointees was gazetted today.
  • Building a better HK

    news.gov.hk - On The Record
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungThis past year was full of opportunities and challenges. Politically, we had the historic opportunity to move towards the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage. The local community devoted a great deal of time and energy to this issue. Some people, however, were unwilling to accept the principles laid down in the Basic Law and the relevant Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress; they misjudged the bottom line of the Central Authorities.In the end, 40% of the Members of the Legislative Council (LegCo) voted against the…
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  • Flag-raising marks SAR anniversary

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung and senior government officials attended a flag-raising ceremony today to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.About 2,500 people, including district leaders, and members of community and uniformed groups, attended the ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai this morning.Many people also watched the ceremony at the designated public viewing area.The Police Band performed at the ceremony, followed by a sea parade and a fly-past by the disciplined services.
  • Security law not for HK

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung says the new National Security Law adopted by the National People's Congress Standing Committee today does not apply to Hong Kong.Speaking to the media, Mr Leung said Hong Kong, being part of the country, must protect the nation's security, but this is done through local legislation in accordance with Basic Law Article 23.The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has no plan to enact Article 23 legislation, he added.
  • Security law not applied to HK

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The National Security Law adopted by the National People's Congress Standing Committee will not be applied to Hong Kong.In a statement today, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said Hong Kong has the responsibility to safeguard national security and this will be fulfilled through local legislation in accordance with the provisions under Basic Law Article 23.The current-term Government has no plan to enact laws in respect of BL23, it added.
  • No benefit from Basic Law change

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Amending the Basic Law would not be conducive to the long-term and overall interests and well-being of Hong Kong.The Government made the statement today in response to the demands of some procession participants.It said the Basic Law is the foundation for implementing the policies of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy as well as maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.Under the protection of the Basic Law and with the support of the country, Hong Kong has all along enjoyed the dual advantages of "one…
  • 66 JPs appointed

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Sixty-six people have been appointed Justices of the Peace this year, including 49 non-official and 17 official ones.Their main function is to visit prisons, detention centres and other institutions to ensure their effective management and to ensure no one is unfairly treated or deprived of their rights.They can also be required by the Chief Executive to perform other duties.The list of appointees was gazetted today.
 
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    news.gov.hk - Law & Order

  • Another fire victim to return

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department will today help another person injured in the Taiwan fire to return to Hong Kong for medical treatment.The department has already helped two of the injured to leave Taiwan.The department's officers in Taiwan will continue to visit the remaining injured Hong Kong citizens and help their families.Hong Kong residents who need help when abroad can call the department's 24-hour hotline (852)1868.
  • 112 arrested for counterfeit sales

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested 112 people in crackdowns on counterfeit goods sold online in the first half of this year. Officers had seized more than 15,000 counterfeit items in 99 cases, including handbags, clothing, sports shoes and other accessories, worth about $1.2 million.Briefing the media today, Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau Head Louise Ho noted the trend of migration from auction sites to social networking platforms through which the crime was committed.There were 64 such cases among the 99 - three times the number recorded in the same period in 2014.Among the people…
  • 1 more injured in Taiwan fire

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Hong Kong Economic, Trade & Cultural Office in Taiwan has been notified that a sixth Hong Kong resident was injured in a fire in New Taipei City two days ago.The Immigration Department today said the woman is receiving medical treatment in Taiwan where she lives with her family and studies.Immigration officers visited the woman in hospital and spoke with her family this morning and were told that they want her remain in Taiwan for medical treatment.The department has also helped two injured Hong Kong residents leave Taiwan for medical treatment. One has returned to Hong Kong, while…
  • 2 injured in Taiwan fire assisted

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department today helped two Hong Kong residents injured in a fire in Taiwan to leave for medical treatment. One of them returned to Hong Kong this afternoon, while the other will be sent to Shanghai tonight for medical treatment as requested by her family.The immigration officers sent to Taiwan yesterday will continue to visit the remaining three citizens injured in Taiwan and help their families.Hong Kong residents who need help when abroad can call the department's 24-hour hotline on (852)1868.
  • Police to facilitate July 1 procession

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Police will implement crowd management controls and special traffic arrangements to facilitate public order events to be held on July 1, including a public meeting at Victoria Park, a procession from the park to Central, and another public meeting in Central.At a press briefing today, Hong Kong Island Senior Superintendent (Operations) Tse Kwok-wai said the public meeting in Victoria Park will be held at 2.15pm at the six football pitches there.The procession is to commence at 3pm, but will set off when meeting participants and those awaiting the start of the procession have occupied about…
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • 2 test negative for MERS

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection was notified of six suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases from noon yesterday to noon today.Two cases tested negative for the MERS virus in preliminary testing, while test results for the other four are pending.No confirmed case of MERS has been identified in Hong Kong.In view of the latest situation in Korea, the centre urges people to avoid non-essential travel to the country and avoid unnecessary visits to healthcare facilities in places at risk for MERS.
  • Japanese encephalitis case probed

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection today confirmed the city's first Japanese encephalitis case of the year and urged people to take preventative measures against mosquitoes. The centre's controller Dr Leung Ting-hung told reporters this afternoon that the case involves a 68-year-old man who is in a critical condition. He developed a fever and loss of appetite on June 23, followed by acute confusion the next day. He was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital and is in intensive care.The patient had travelled to Kaiping and Xinhui in Guangdong on June 11 and returned to Hong Kong the next…
  • 5 test negative for MERS

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection recorded four suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases from noon yesterday to noon today.All tested negative for the MERS virus in preliminary testing.The centre also confirmed that the test results of a suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case reported yesterday have come back negative for the virus.No confirmed case of MERS has been identified in Hong Kong.
  • Stamps to reflect childhood stories

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hongkong Post will release a set of stamps that appeal to children, featuring Chinese and foreign folklore.With a vibrant colour scheme, the stamps will present six childhood stories from around the world on the theme of endurance, including The Old Man Who Moved Mountains, The Tortoise & the Hare,The Little Engine That Could, The Wild Swans,The Three Little Pigs and The Parable of the Pipeline.In addition to gummed stamps, a gummed souvenir sheet and a self-adhesive souvenir sheet, this issue will feature a presentation pack containing a set of six gummed stamps and a souvenir pack…
  • Plague drill held

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    More than 20 departments and organisations participated in an exercise to test inter-departmental actions in response to a major plague outbreak in Hong Kong.The exercise was conducted on the basis of the contingency plan for plague, which stipulates the response actions of the Department of Health to plague and collaborative actions with other government departments.It tested against various scenarios, including the detection of an increasing rat-flea index and rodent infestation rate, an imported case, a locally confirmed case and multi-cluster outbreak of human cases.It also included a…
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • 66 JPs appointed

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Sixty-six people have been appointed Justices of the Peace this year, including 49 non-official and 17 official ones.Their main function is to visit prisons, detention centres and other institutions to ensure their effective management and to ensure no one is unfairly treated or deprived of their rights.They can also be required by the Chief Executive to perform other duties.The list of appointees was gazetted today.
  • Flag-raising marks SAR anniversary

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung and senior government officials attended a flag-raising ceremony today to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.About 2,500 people, including district leaders, and members of community and uniformed groups, attended the ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai this morning.Many people also watched the ceremony at the designated public viewing area.The Police Band performed at the ceremony, followed by a sea parade and a fly-past by the disciplined services.
  • 298 receive honours, awards

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung has awarded 298 people in this year's Honours List, in recognition of their significant contribution to Hong Kong or for their dedicated public and community service.Four people - Jasper Tsang, Cheng Yiu-tong, Ho Sai-chu, and Li Dak-sum - received the Grand Bauhinia Medal.Fourteen people received the Gold Bauhinia Star, one the Gold Medal for Bravery, 13 the Silver Bauhinia Star, 51 the Bronze Bauhinia Star, two the Bronze Medal for Bravery, and 11 the Distinguished Service Medals for the disciplined services and the Independent Commission Against…
  • Security law not for HK

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung says the new National Security Law adopted by the National People's Congress Standing Committee today does not apply to Hong Kong.Speaking to the media, Mr Leung said Hong Kong, being part of the country, must protect the nation's security, but this is done through local legislation in accordance with Basic Law Article 23.The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has no plan to enact Article 23 legislation, he added.
  • No benefit from Basic Law change

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Amending the Basic Law would not be conducive to the long-term and overall interests and well-being of Hong Kong.The Government made the statement today in response to the demands of some procession participants.It said the Basic Law is the foundation for implementing the policies of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy as well as maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.Under the protection of the Basic Law and with the support of the country, Hong Kong has all along enjoyed the dual advantages of "one…
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • Building a better HK

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungThis past year was full of opportunities and challenges. Politically, we had the historic opportunity to move towards the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage. The local community devoted a great deal of time and energy to this issue. Some people, however, were unwilling to accept the principles laid down in the Basic Law and the relevant Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress; they misjudged the bottom line of the Central Authorities.In the end, 40% of the Members of the Legislative Council (LegCo) voted against the…
  • HK a key investment conduit for China

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoIt is fitting for today's forum to focus on Asia and to take place in Hong Kong, because Asia represents one of the best opportunities for foreign direct investment, or FDI, globally, and Hong Kong is well positioned to both attract FDI and to facilitate FDI throughout Asia.Why? Because FDI is one of the big success stories for Hong Kong. According to the World Investment Report 2015 published just last week by the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, Hong Kong ranked No. 2 in global FDI inflows, second only to…
  • TSA for learning, not drilling

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Deputy Secretary for Education Catherine ChanRecently, there have been voices casting doubts over the purposes and value of the Territory-wide System Assessment. Let us take a close look at the TSA and you will understand why Hong Kong needs one.No ranking of schools and pressure on students and parentsThe TSA is a low-stakes assessment on the basic competencies in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics of students at the end of Primary 3, Primary 6 and Secondary 3. As each student is only required to attempt some of the assessment questions, the TSA does not and cannot assess…
  • HK connects financial markets

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungA premier capital formation centre, Hong Kong is one of the world's largest markets for initial public offerings. Last year, our stock market raised $233 billion through IPOs, second globally, just behind the United States.More than 1,700 companies are listed in Hong Kong, including Mainland and overseas companies. They are here because of Hong Kong's market liquidity and our access to global investors. They are here also because Hong Kong offers the combined advantage of "one country" and "two systems". Today, Mainland companies account for more than 60% of our market…
  • Pan-democrats urged to think twice

    13 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamThis week, we will know whether Hong Kong’s 5 million eligible voters will be able to elect the Chief Executive through one person, one vote in 2017.On Wednesday, the Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs will move a motion at the Legislative Council to amend Annex I to the Basic Law. We expect the motion debate and vote to take place within this week.To date, 41 pro-establishment legislators have declared their support for the Government’s proposal which, if endorsed, will allow Hong Kong people to elect the next Chief Executive through one person,…
 
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  • Hong Kong is third most expensive place for building costs, according to ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong is third most expensive place for building costs, according to South China Morning Post (subscription)At US$3,200 per square metre in construction costs, Hong Kong was only surpassed by New York (US$3,488) and London (US$3,357) in the International Construction Market Survey 2015 conducted by British-based professional services consultancy Turner ...and more »
  • Probe of donations to Hong Kong university 'unfair', scholars say - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Probe of donations to Hong Kong university 'unfair', scholars saySouth China Morning Post (subscription)Scholars who took part in the University of Hong Kong's investigation of the handling of HK$1.45 million in donations say some of their responses to the inquiry panel have been omitted from the final report. Casting doubt on the report's credibility and more »
  • In Hong Kong, Thousands March Toward a Political Impasse - TIME

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:53 am
    TIMEIn Hong Kong, Thousands March Toward a Political ImpasseTIMEIn the years since Queen Elizabeth relinquished her last major colony to China in 1997, Hong Kong has frequently commemorated July 1 — the anniversary of the “handover,” as it's known here — as a day of demonstration, with thousands marching through ...Can Hong Kong's July 1 pro-democracy march energize political reform bid?CNNThousands march for Hong Kong democracyReutersAs Hong Kong marks 18 years since handover, many not proud to be 'Chinese'Los Angeles TimesNew York Times -Washington Postall…
  • China shows off its guns in Hong Kong - CNN

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    CNNChina shows off its guns in Hong KongCNNOn the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, China flexes its military might in a show for the city's residents. More from China. People march during a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on June 14, 2015 · Is Hong Kong's fight for
  • Sinosphere | Canto-Pop Sings Hong Kong's Working-Class Blues - New York Times (blog)

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    New York Times (blog)Sinosphere | Canto-Pop Sings Hong Kong's Working-Class BluesNew York Times (blog)HONG KONG — A labor group's cramped office in a nondescript building in working-class Kowloon is not where one would expect a producer to be working on his latest Canto-pop release, a musical genre known for syrupy ballads, upbeat hits and ...and more »
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  • Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform. Thinner crowds at the protest highlight the uncertain direction for the democracy movement after accomplishing its immediate goal last month of blocking the government's Beijing-backed restricted election plan.
  • Holiday joy with DreamWorks gang in Macau

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Hotels in the Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao are offering fans of DreamWorks characters special offers from July 13 onwards for stays between July 27 and September 30 with prices starting at HK$1,398. At The Venetian Macao, the package is priced from HK$1,998 and includes accommodation for two in a Royale Suite, breakfast for two at designated restaurant, shopping and dining spending worth 500 pataca, and a DreamWorks plush toy At Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, the package package is priced HK$2,398 and includes, accommodation for two in a King Deluxe room, breakfast for two at designated…
  • Hong Kong launches investigation into unsafe drinking water aboard Cathay-Pacific

    27 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.
  • Business Highlights

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes. It's a digital format that packs nearly seven times the data found on CDs, touted as producing crystal-clear sounds with a sharpness that'll blow consumers away.
  • Finance News Update, what you need to know

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The Australian dollar is slightly higher in cautious trade as traders wait for the outcome of the debt negotiations between Greece and her international creditors. At 0630 AEST on Friday, the local unit was trading at 77.39 US cents, up from 77.30 cents on Thursday.
 
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    news.gov.hk - City Life

  • New 3D Dome Show set

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New 3D Dome Show, To Space & Back 3D, will be screened at the Space Museum from tomorrow, tracing the development and application of space technology.It will showcase the latest space technology development, from constructing rockets to building the International Space Station.Audiences can discover how space technology has changed the way we live. Common items and technologies including the Global Positioning System, weather forecasting, smartphones, cordless vacuum and fire extinguishers can be traced back to space technology.To Space & Back 3D is the world's first 3D Dome Show…
  • Puppet show set for July

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Award-winning Bunk Puppets from Australia will stage Swamp Juice in July.Blending shadow puppetry with physical theatre, the show creates a playful adventure set in a swamp.Bunk Puppets' Jeff Achtem turns bits of rubbish into shadow puppets that include bickering snails, a neurotic snake and an opera-singing mouse. He will also manipulate multiple puppets for the 3D finale.Audience members are invited to become puppeteers during the show, which features original music played live by Manny Fox.Swamp Juice is part of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department's International Arts Carnival…
  • Lai Yuen fun to return

    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    After 18 years, Lai Yuen Amusement Park will make its return this summer at the Central Harbourfront, bringing back childhood memories for Hongkongers.Lai Yuen Super Summer 2015 will feature classic attractions, including Lai Yuen Castle, Super TINO the elephant, the Big DINO Slide, and more.Six classic cartoon icons, Captain Tsubasa, Creamy Mami, Robocon, Kikaider, Combattler V and the Masked Rider, will also make their return to the amusement park to celebrate its 66th anniversary.The park will be open every day from 11am to 11pm until early September.Admission is free but tokens are…
  • Museum of Art to close in August

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Museum of Art will be closed from August 3 for major renovation work, which is expected to be completed in about three years. Before the museum shuts its doors, it will host the See U MA event from June 30 to August 2.Visitors can take photos around the museum and Art Square at Salisbury Garden and upload them onto Instagram using the hashtag "#SEEUMA". Souvenirs will be offered for successful uploads. Thirty-five Weekly Star Photo and 10 Campaign Masterpiece Photo winners will also receive a gift pack. Click here for details.In addition, admission ticket holders or pass holders who…
  • Drama group to re-run award-winning play

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Class 7A Drama Group will re-run its award-winning play The Chalk Circle in China in August.The play, adapted from the classic play The Caucasian Chalk Circle by dramatist Bertolt Brecht, was recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Productions at the 20th Hong Kong Drama Awards.The drama group will perform the play with minimalistic staging to make it reminiscent of the aesthetics of Chinese traditional theatre, as well as live music to link up the scenes. The play is co-directed by Yatyau and Chan Ching-kwan, with Yatyau also as translator and adapter. The main cast includes Yip Chun,…
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    news.gov.hk - Business & Finance

  • RMB deposits up 1.8%

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Renminbi deposits in Hong Kong increased 1.8% to RMB972.4 billion in May while overall foreign-currency deposits decreased 0.7%, the Monetary Authority said today.Total deposits with authorised institutions grew 0.5%, with Hong Kong-dollar deposits increasing 1.8%.The total remittance of renminbi for cross-boundary trade settlement was RMB492.5 billion, compared to RMB484.2 billion in April.Total loans and advances rose 0.9% in May. Loans for use in Hong Kong, including trade finance, rose 1.4%, while loans for use outside Hong Kong stayed virtually unchanged. As Hong Kong-dollar loans…
  • Bank membership mooted

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang says Hong Kong will join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at an appropriate time.Speaking to the media today, Mr Tsang said the Central Government is enthusiastic about Hong Kong joining the bank, but the manner in which Hong Kong will join is still under discussion.He said the ministerial meeting today discussed the role of the bank’s president, and the arrangement to admit new members.In reply to a reporter's query on his handshake with President Xi Jinping at a meeting yesterday, Mr Tsang noted that Mr Xi had shook hands with many people, but not…
  • $15.2b deficit recorded

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government recorded a $15.2 billion deficit in May, the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau reported today.Government expenditure for the two months ended May 31 amounted to $65.4 billion, with revenues of $50.2 billion.The deficit was mainly because major types of revenue, including salaries and profits taxes, are mostly received towards the end of the financial year.Fiscal reserves stood at $813.4 billion as at May 31.
  • Retail sales value down 1.8%

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the first five months of 2015, total retail sales dropped 1.8% in value but increased 1.3% in volume over the same period last year, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.The value of total retail sales in May, provisionally estimated at $39 billion, edged down by 0.1% over a year earlier.After netting out the effect of price changes over the same period, the volume of total retail sales increased 4.6% over a year earlier.Analysed by broad type of retail outlet, the value of sales of jewellery, watches and clocks, and valuable gifts fell 14.9% in May compared with a year…
  • FS attends AIIB meeting

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang, as a member of the China delegation, attended the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Articles of Agreement signing ceremony today.Speaking to the media after the ceremony, Mr Tsang said the manner in which Hong Kong will join the bank is to be discussed.He added that the election of the bank’s governor would be discussed in a meeting today.
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    news.gov.hk - Environment

  • HK sets green scene for Asia

    20 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fresh new flora is blossoming across Hong Kong in vivid bursts of colour and fragrance. More than 110 million shrubs, trees and flowers have been planted in the last decade to enhance our living environment and let people breathe easier - part of the Government's plan to make the city a green model for Asia.Hong Kong also boasts a surprising number of plant species, with diverse characteristics. Chung Wah-hing, a Senior Leisure Manager in the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, took news.gov.hk on a stroll through the sprawling 22-hectare Tai Po Waterfront Park overlooking Tolo…
  • 80 green organisations commended

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Eighty companies and organisations that qualified as Hong Kong Green Organisations last year were honoured today in recognition of their contributions to environmental protection.During the ceremony, Permanent Secretary for the Environment/Director of Environmental Protection Anissa Wong thanked the organisations for supporting the scheme and their efforts in going green.The Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification aims to encourage companies and organisations to sustain environmental initiatives in waste reduction, energy saving, carbon reduction and indoor air quality improvement, as well…
  • 5 names added to typhoon list

    12 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Five new names have been adopted for tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea in 2015, the Hong Kong Observatory announced today. Barijat, Mun, Lan, Bailu and Jongdari are replacing Utor, Fitow, Vicente, Haiyan and Sonamu respectively.The United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific/World Meteorological Organisation Typhoon Committee endorsed the new names at its 47th session in Bangkok in February.A country or region which has suffered serious human casualties and economic losses from a tropical cyclone can propose removing the…
  • Students learn green lesson

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As April 1 approaches, green groups are visiting schools to remind students that plastic shopping bag charging will be fully implemented on that day.. All retailers large and small regardless of their business nature must charge customers 50 cents for each shopping bag provided – a move to encourage people to bring their own bags when they go shopping. The environmental group Green Power is holding talks in primary schools across Hong Kong. It invites students to join in activities to help them understand the charging scheme details, and why it matters to them. They learn, for example, that…
 
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  • Instagram: Dallas,九年前照的。 Ph…

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    17 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: Dallas,九年前照的。 Ph… Dallas,九年前照的。 Photos of Dallas taken 9 years ago. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    15 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 我們收養第一個狗狗Dallas昨… 我們收養第一個狗狗Dallas昨晚逝世。很難受。他16歲,我們養他養了15年多。這張照片是一年前照的。 Our first child passed away last night. Very hard to take. He was 16. We've cared for him for just over 15 years. This photo was taken 1 year ago. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    Gregory 河國榮
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 我們家本來已經是「老人院」;九個… 我們家本來已經是「老人院」;九個狗狗之間有五個都已經過了14歲。但現在我們家突然變成「醫院」;六個狗狗病了。照片裡這個是最老的,患有耳子炎、腸胃炎、耳水不平衡。另外四個因為吃了贈給我們的狗糧就出現嚴重敏感和皮膚的問題。最後還有一個現在貧血,需要盡快查到原因。個個都有藥吃 :-( Our 'old peoples home' has suddenly turned into a hospital. 6 of our 9 dogs are sick. The one in the…
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  • Third world country

    Chris
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Spike is living in Manila and all is not well: A Scam A Day Keeps The Philippines A Third World Country. I’ve been coming here since 1997. On my first trip, I remember seeing people in the street selling single cigarettes and single sticks of gum. I said to myself, “This is a poor country.” 20 years later, I still pass people selling those single cigarettes. […] at the core this is still a desperately poor country and the biggest export here still seems to be people. Almost everywhere you go in the world you will find Filipinos who have left the country to earn a living. Two of the…
  • You want English? Learn Chinese!

    Chris
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    If you live in Greater China you will know that stuff (phones, tablets, etc.) often comes with Chinese as the default setting.  And the (pitifully) few Chinese characters I might recognize are nowhere near enough to navigate through the menus to find the option to change to English.   Yes it’s my own fault for buying a tablet with Chinese Windows.  I was in a hurry and I assumed that it would be easy to switch to English.  Indeed (with some help), I changed the primary language to English.  Then I downloaded Evernote Touch, and it’s all in Chinese.  What?  I couldn’t find the…
  • No thanks, Amazon

    Chris
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    Why does Amazon keep encouraging me to switch to their China store? There’s one tiny, tiny problem: It’s all in Chinese. That button that says “in English”?  Sounds promising, but does nothing.
  • 1992 and all that

    Chris
    8 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Well, a strong sense of déjà vu for those of us old enough to remember the 1992 General Election. Then, as now, a significant number of people seem to have told the opinion pollsters that they intended to vote Labour (or Liberal Democrat), only to choose the Conservatives when they went to the Polling Station. Did they really change their mind at the last moment?  Or did the pollsters just get it wrong? It’s interesting to consider that David Cameron’s ludicrous gamble on winning a referendum on Scottish independence - without making any concessions - seems to have rebounded in his…
  • Hong Kong not so good- HKIA North Satellite Concourse

    Chris
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    There’s not too much wrong with Hong Kong International Airport.  Apart from the North Satellite Concourse, that is. It was opened more than 5 years ago (for smaller plans such as the A320 / A321), and yet the only way to get there (or back) is by taking a shuttle bus across the apron…. …which is also used by large planes. As the planes take priority, the buses often get delayed on the tarmac.  And it doesn’t take much for the whole system to grind to a halt.  Recently I had a lengthy wait for a bus to arrive, and then, once it departed, it moved just a few hundred metres - and we…
 
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  • I wish them luck in the future

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    SB and I have kind of started our wedding research again, mostly due to peer pressure. One of our friends cornered us at another couple's wedding and not so subtly spoke of how much she would look forward to SB and my nuptials, having waited for SO LONG.I told SB that we need to do a cost comparison of a reception that serves delicious food versus one with mediocre food and lots of alcohol. I don't know why he gave me a strange look.My wedding could end up something like this lovely one in Pennsylvania. I have just cut and pasted the entire write-up by Newser because all parts were too good…
  • the victors and the spoils

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    "Play it long and look for the head of Wambach’ seems the default game-plan for a team stuck in the past. World football has moved, in case Jill Ellis hasn’t noticed. US were outplayed by a better, smarter footballing side..."By the comments published on Australia's official team website, you would have thought that the Matildas had won the soccer match.  But they didn't. Hahahahaha
  • just to be clear

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    One of my friends flew to Texas for a family visit. "Just remember not to be black," I told her.In Texas, the police believe that 14 year old black girls in bikinis are more of a threat than armed bikers. If you are a biker at the scene of a mass killing, you can sit down and text your buddies while the police sort it out. If you are a black kid the the scene of a pool party where white people were yelling racist comments at you, well let's just say that it's hard to text when you are planted face down with a police officer kneeling on your back. This girl had a pool pass, by the way. But it…
  • right wingnuts

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    I'm pretty sure that FUC and the Feminist Majority Foundation are part of a vast right wing conspiracy to make us look bad. Really, really bad.
  • FH Fox was 92

    3 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Source: Ezra MagazineAt some point in the earlier months of my Ithaca residency, I made a trip to the big apple. Driving down Route 366 near Varna, approximately ten minutes into my four hour journey, I came across an unusual sight: graffiti in a rural setting. An ancient railroad bridge had the message, "FH Fox is 81." Other than the remarkable fact that this was in fact country graffiti, and poorly done at that, I didn't think to much on it. I assumed that FH Fox was a class of 81 graduate who may have overindulged at a recent class reunion and left his lasting mark on the countryside.The…
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  • We hear the playback and it seems so long ago

    14 Jun 2015 | 12:35 am
    "They send the heart police to put you under cardiac arrest And as they drag you through the door they tell you that you've failed the test"Max, who has very clear ideas about what he likes to listen to, asked for "Video Killed the Radio Star" and I was prompted by that to listen to the Buggles' first album, The Age of Plastic, and muse about Trevor Horn and what an unloved visionary he seems to have been. My sister and I bought this album together in 1980 and, as we did with every precious record we bought, listened to it repeatedly. Listening to it now the songs are prescient but also…
  • Whatever hope is yours

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    Courage was mine, and I had mysteryWisdom was mine, and I had masteryFrom Wilfred Owen, Strange Meeting (1918)I thought of these words this morning as I cycled past the University of Melbourne campus – something about the open bay windows of the well-appointed Victorian buildings of whatever Faculty it was reminded me very strongly of Glasgow and my first year there as an undergraduate (shown above, the School of Law). The poem is about war and the pity of war, but those lines are about the power of youth, if you can only grasp it.I didn’t get the most out of university by any stretch –…
  • The really useful crew

    8 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    When I first saw this video cruelly skewering the pretensions of underpass Goths, I was of course tempted to react with amused contempt. I hate Goths; who doesn't? People used to accuse me of being a Goth and I loathed that. Those po-faced, self-important, whey-faced losers! The style has remained amazingly unchanged for the last 30 years: the I-feel-so-sorry-for-myself pout, the over-egged black-is-how-I-feel-on-the-inside melodrama, the black lipstick, the stack heels ... Particularly in this clip, despite some decidedly non-canon outfits (neon? White?), the self-importance is quite…
  • O whistle and I’ll come to you, my lad

    7 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    The title of this post is one of the scariest ghost stories ever written, which was told to me as a child and which still haunts me. The content of this post is less elegant: the story of my encounter with a  thoroughly disagreeable person on my daily cycle to work.I was reading yesterday about a troll’s response to someone whom he cruelly attacked by impersonating her dead father on Twitter (an act even more despicable than the foul remark that Julia Gillard’s father must have “died of shame”). He said that his reaction to her was not even about her feminist views; she just…
  • Waxing lyrical

    30 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    When I lived in Hong Kong I had a long-standing relationship with a woman from Beijing called Sarah, to whom I entirely handed all responsibility for care of my eyebrows, as well as the waxing of my legs (if you are ill-acquainted with what this actually means, I won't offend delicate sensibilities by describing it; just imagine the sounds RRRIIPPPP and OUCH). I went to see Sarah once every six weeks or so over a period of 5 or 6 years; she came via recommendation from a colleague and was in turn recommended by me to countless friends. She worked in a rather odd beauty salon on the…
 
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  • Union Are The Wonderful Thing Plus Truth Hkob

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
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    18 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    That eye is one of most important internal organs inside the human body. Regular visits to the eye doctor and basic measures taken in between visits could help a person improve eyesight. You see, prime reasons for eyesight getting damaged include sitting very shut in order to TV screens and also looking at computer monitors for longer hours. And yet fear not. Here are some pointers to help with eyesight improvement.In 1996, 4 individuals - two optometrists, a psychologist plus a nuclear chemist - authored the book. This book was to end up being the basis of a system which was marketed as an…
  • About Deep The Brain Stimulator Method Hkob Hong Kong

    7 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    This post will discuss concerning a few of the information one did not know about deep brain stimulation. These tend to be just pointers to show a person how far it has advanced plus what that key difference around deep brain stimulation and also other forms of mind regression therapy that can benefit you in both your personal and professional lifetime.Fact number 1: This particular method is likely through the utilize concerning relatively simplistic tech. Get the images of involved as well as complicated mental products and machinery from your head, to achieve something as complex and…
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    29 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Anybody whom claims in which size are unimportant is actually usually your loser that cannot understand that you CAN reach your penis larger. In fact, much concerning developments in the reported subject posses taken destination in the final few months and also ages. Truth be told there had been a event when your opportunity concerning growing your size of your own male organ is exclusively your pipe fantasy. However, being a result of the cutting advantage findings in health relevant control, this dream is becoming a proper possibility. You are in a position to make the penis larger in your…
  • Energy of Deep Brain Stimulation Hkob

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    We're capable of understanding our thoughts and forming logical conclusions in all of our heads. However present are a large part of our minds that we need no control over. This part usually applies its influences in random areas of the lives, regardless of whether we including that it otherwise not. And we come across ourselves unable to control the have minds, our own habits, actions, actions, desires, fears, plus choices. These uncontrollable processes of that mind are all the works of the subconscious mind, a effective state of consciousness in which we posses no access to as well as yet…
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  • Thai Junta Moves on the Yellow Shirts

    Asia Sentinel
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Against earlier assumptions that Thailand’s junta would ignore years of violence on the part of royalist People’s Alliance for Democracy leaders, 13 so-called Yellow Shirt protesters have been ordered to jail and to pay up to Bt600 million [US$17.7 million] in compensation for shutting down the country’s airports and other damage in 2008. Among those […] The post Thai Junta Moves on the Yellow Shirts appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Viet Market Looking Good

    Asia Sentinel
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    Amid all the angst about so-called emerging markets over static exports, falling commodity prices, a rising dollar and the threat of higher interest rates on dollar debt one Asian country has gone largely unnoticed: Vietnam. That may now change as the country takes a step closer to making its stock market more open to foreign […] The post Viet Market Looking Good appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Luxuriating with the Gods – Amansara, Angkor

    Curtis Marsh
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    As we walk out of Cambodia’s Siem Reap Airport, having been whisked through customs by the Amansara staff and ushered over to their beautifully restored black 1965 Mercedes Benz limousine, there was an instant feeling that this hotel stay is going to be far from the norm, with an overwhelming sense of reassuring calm and […] The post Luxuriating with the Gods – Amansara, Angkor appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Indonesia Bans Settlements in Foreign Currencies

    Our Correspondent
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:55 am
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  • Human Rights Groups Seek Justice for Thai Dissidents

    Our Correspondent
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:40 am
    The post Human Rights Groups Seek Justice for Thai Dissidents appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
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  • Michael Kors Transeason 2015

    Roxanne Wentworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Its difficult to create a completely wearable collection that is still fashion forward. Getting that mix of excitement and practicality spot on is a hard bar to reach, but Michael Kors has done a good job with their latest offering for... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • SHASHIN! Japanese Photography Then/Now

    SC
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Sotheby’s Hong Kong is holding an exhibition called SHASHIN! Japanese Photography Then/Now that features over 100 works from a selection of photographers spanning the last half century. The exhibition will showcase iconic vintage prints by post-war photograpjys like Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Zhang Dali’s Under The Sky Exhibition at Pekin Fine Arts Gallery

    Sidney Koo
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    One of China’s most well known graffiti artist, Zhang Dali is exhibiting his work of cyanotypes photogram on rice paper and figurative sculpture at Pekin Fine Arts in Hong Kong. Zhang takes his experience of living in the street and... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Books Celebrities are Reading This Summer

    Sidney Koo
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Its summer time and that means putting together a selection of books to read,  to take to the beach or wherever it is you’ll be vacationing. Not that we’re not reading regularly, just that there’s more time for it. We... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy artist, Lan Zhenghui’s Exhibition at Galerie du Monde

    Sidney Koo
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Sichuan born artist, Lan Zhenghui is one of the most influential contemporary Chinese calligraphy artist today. He is known for his large scale, monumental abstract ink paintings will be showcasing 12 pieces of his work at Galerie du Monde. Lan... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
 
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  • All About Dragon Boat Festival

    20 Jun 2015 | 1:26 am
    Today is Dragon Boat Festival - May 5 in Chinese Calendar (June 20, 2015)Today is Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese society generally have a day off.  In Hong Kong, it's a public holiday; while in China, the holiday spans through June 19 to 22.Let's talk about some interesting facts about the festival.Dragon Boat RacingDragon Boat Racing is an important event in Hong Kong, domestically and internationally.  Every year, there are races being held, gathering local and internal rowers to create great gesture and fun.  South China Morning Post has shortlisted seven best places to view…
  • Leap September and Occupy Central in Hong Kong

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Leap September and Occupy Central in Hong Kong If you’ve observed the Chinese Lunar Calendar, you may realize that there are 7 “leap months” every 19 years.  In 2014, we have a rare leap month of September.  How rare?  The last was 182 years ago, i.e. 1832, and the next being 2109, i.e. 95 years from now.  If you have a baby to be born in the leap month of Lunar September (October 24 – November 22), he or she would have to live to the age of 95 in order to celebrate a real birthday.How Does a Leap Month Occur?In China’s Lunar Calendar, Otsuki months has 30 days,…
  • Mid Autumn Festival 2014

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    It was the Mid Autumn Festival (August 15th in Chinese Calendar) yesterday, one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture. In tradition, Chinese celebrate the festival in three phases - Welcoming the Moon (August 14th), Admiring the Moon (August 15th) and Chasing the Moon (August 16th).In Hong Kong, the public holiday falls on the Moon Chasing day.  It used to be on the Festival day, ie. 15th, but somehow the former colonial government said people admire the moon at night, they can still work in the day.  However people sleep late after admiring the moon, the following day…
  • Weird Queuing Culture of Hong Kong

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In Hong Kong, people queue to buy all kinds of everything – houses, stocks, LV or Prada. Some people queue to buy these expensive or luxury items to speculate. What about queuing to buy cookies? When someone told me that people queue in Tsimshatsui to buy cookies and speculate for money, I was really unable to believe. This is the weirdest thing I ever heard. How much money people can make out of speculating cookies?When I first pass by this shop with a queue of about 100 people, it made me wanted to find out what they were queuing for.  Cookies.  In fact, these are not…
  • City of Demonstration – Hong Kong

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Hong Kong dominates the headlines of most media worldwide today. July 1, the date of the establishment of the HKSAR, has been an important date for demonstrators in Hong Kong since 1997.If you want to visit Hong Kong to see something which is REALLY UNIQUE here, July 1 is a good date.  However you have to be SERIOUSLY responsible for your own safety.  Look for some safe places or book a hotel along Hennessy Roadand request a room overseeing the Hennessy Road.  I would say this is the safest way.  But mind you, you won’t be able to leave the hotel between 2 and 9pm, as…
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  • Lau Nai-keung

    hkdigit
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:55 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Celebrities Lau Nai-keung ( 劉迺強, born 1947) is a Hong Kong academic, businessman, and politician. He holds several positions in the government of the Hong Kong Special... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Tai O Dragon Boats Racing Competition 2015

    hkdigit
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:22 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Sports Tai O Dragon Boats Racing Competition Date: 28 June, 2015 Time: 9am to 3pm Venue: Tai O Sheltered Boat Anchorage, Tai O, Lantau Island Stock Photo ID :... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Scattered Showers

    hkdigit
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather If it is a rainy day, will you share your umbrella with the stranger walking by? Scattered Showers mean the rain-bearing clouds do not stay together and are... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Tropical Storm Kujira Standby Signal No. 1 is in force

    hkdigit
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:37 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather Hong Kong : 21 June, 2015 – The Standby Signal, No. 1, was issued at 9:40 p.m. This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Dragon Boat Race 2015

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    19 Jun 2015 | 12:22 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Events Hong Kong Sports Hong Kong is recognised as the birthplace of modern competitive dragon boat racing and is known internationally as a leading dragon boat competition... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
 
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  • Ocean Park Summer Splash Begins Today!

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Cony... Brown... Moon... all your favorite LINE friends are splashing the summer away at Ocean Park! As if it wasn't enough with the many water rides throughout the Summit at the park, this summer there's the LINE-themed water party, dance shows, wild foam parties, dancing fountains, water wars, water slides and mega buckets! When?: July 1st - August 30, 2015 Where?: Ocean Park Hong Kong How Much? Included with General Admission to the Park. You can get discounts for Ocean Park Tickets online through Klook.com a consolidator of transportation and attraction tickets. You can present either a…
  • Lai Yuen Amusement Park Has Opened!

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park, the beloved iconic park that opened in 1949, was once the city's largest amusement park. It closed in 1997 to give way to modernisation, but this summer, the old rides and games and the legacy of the old park are being revived and recreated in one of the most spectacular settings in the Harbourfront. The carrousels, bumper cars and stage theatre are back along with many attractions inspired by the original Lai Chi Kok. When?: June 26 to Early September 2015 Where?: Central Harbourfront Event Space near the Hong Kong Observation Wheel How Much? General Admission is…
  • What's Hot In Hong Kong This July 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    A Gorgeous Summer Night in Hong Kong A wealth of exciting Hong Kong events await in July 2015 to quench the heat of the summer months: Dragon Boat Races, Lai Yuen Amusement Park Super Summer, Ani-Com and Games Fair... Check it out!
  • Happy Father's Day! HK Ferris Wheel is Offering Free Rides for Dads!

    20 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    Tomorrow Sunday June 21 is Father's Day! The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is offering a free ride to all dads, the catch? Kids have to come along! Adults who accompany fathers for the ride on that day will have to pay the regular price of HK$100, while full- time students and children from three to 12 years of age will be charged HK$70. The ticket price for senior citizens and people with a disability will be HK$50 but children under three can enter for free. The ferris wheel will be in operation from 10am to 11pm this Sunday.
  • Dragon Boat Festival and Tai O Water Parade

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Tai O Dragon Boat Festival is quite unique, the setting is marvelous in the middle of the traditional stilt houses, and the celebrations include a water parade in which the temple deities are carried in colorfully decorated sampans pulled naturally by dragon boats, and all along the way, the local residents burn incense and paper offerings to the deities in this most traditional of celebrations. When?: June 20, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m. Where?: Tai O waterfront. Here's more on the Tai O Fishing Village and how to get there. More Info: www.tai-o.hk/ including parade route.
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