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  1. Dragon boat races fail to lure major sponsorship

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The organisers of this year's $4 million Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races have failed to secure a title sponsor and, so far, have no way of plugging a shortfall of $1.5 million to $2 million in their budget. 'We won't be having a title sponsor this time,' Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association president Mike Chung Chi-hung said. The two days ...

  2. Fire up support for dragon boat races

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is perhaps no more iconic Hong Kong event than the annual dragon boat races. All over the city today, from Pui O to Stanley, thousands of spectators will converge along waterfronts ... Kong International Dragon Boat Races- an unofficial world championship for the sport. Bringing together two dozen overseas teams and almost 100 local ones, this year's competition ...

  3. Dragon race association may have missed boat

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Bid to find $2m benefactor down to the wire after late decision to change venue The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races lack a $2 million title sponsor just three weeks ... due to the Sars outbreak. The Hong Kong Tourism Board, which did not offer any funding for the event last year, is still in talks with the association this year. Last year's races took ...

  4. Bathtub race for the dragon boat carnival

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... sponsors and the government's Mega Events Fund, which provided HK$5 million. Sa Sa International Holdings is the main sponsor of races this year, with 3D-Gold Jewellery (Hong Kong), Hong Kong ... and overseas dragon boat teams, the three-day event features a bathtub race over 100 metres, a Mr and Ms Dragon Boat contest and body painting. The Hong Kong Tourism Board, which is jointly organising ...

  5. Macau show mettle as dragons of boat race

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A carnival-like atmosphere surrounded the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race as paddlers and spectators gathered off the Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront for the annual ... Chi-hung, president of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association, which organised the event, was happy that the races could be held in Tsim Sha Tsui again- the races were moved to Sha Tin and Wan Chai after ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Numbers surge at Beat the Banana race in TST

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, JOLIE HO

    ... the five-year-old dressed as a banana for the 1km children's race in the annual Beat the Banana charity run. It was the eighth year of "Hong Kong's wackiest race" which raises money ... of the World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong, which organises the event. "Normally, we only have a 1,000 [participants], but because of the new children's 1km race, there are around 1,600 ...

  7. 7 days guide to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gallery in the HKCEC to explore the talents of Hong Kong designers through a wide array of products displayed for sale. Day 5 (PM) CAUSEWAY BAY AND HORSE RACING IN HAPPY VALLEY Your Hong Kong ... 7 days guide to Hong Kong WITH HOT AND HUMID DAYS now being replaced by cooler, drier ones, this is the best time of year to tour Hong Kong on foot. From the pinnacle of Victoria Peak ...

  8. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that coincides with its 105th anniversary. At least 200 old boys and girls came from abroad. Many other graduates living in Hong Kong helped organise the event. 'Every time we have a gathering, boys and girls you sat next to in class 55 years ago look a bit older,' smiles Anders Nelsson, who graduated in the 1960s to become Hong Kong's king of rock 'n' roll. Deedee Chow, ...

  9. Inspectors face race to prevent another disaster

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang Emergency inspections will be carried out on at least 4,000 old buildings across Hong Kong within the next month after the collapse ... Risk factor Number of 50 to 70-year-old buildings in Hong Kong 50: 374 51: 446 52: 471 53: 263 54: 262 55: 267 56: 144 57: 89 58: 81 59: 85 60: 69 61: 82 62: 64 63: 5 64: 4 65: 77 66: 1 67: ...

  10. What's on in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.H.E is the One World Tour The sensational Taiwanese trio return to Hong Kong to wow local fans with their greatest Mando-pop hits. When: October 16-17 Where: Hong Kong Coliseum Tickets: ... October 16-17 Where: St John's Cathedral Tickets: Free Bravo! Broadway and Hollywood Under award-winning conductor Stuart Malina, the Hong Kong Philharmonic presents classics from shows ...




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