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  1. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com 6,000kg of highly explosive materials packed onto barges ahead of Saturday's spectacular to kick off the Year of the Horse They’ll certainly go out with a bang, but the 6,000kg of fireworks that will light up the ci ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416571/6000kg-fireworks-arrive-hong-kong-ready-light-victoria-harbour
  2. Tourism boss defends TST piazza plan

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The tourism commissioner has defended the plan to turn the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry bus terminus into a piazza, saying there would be a new bus stop nearby and the terminus had no heritage value anyway. 'There will be a new covered bus stop outside the Cultural Centre, which is about one minute away from the Star Ferry pier,' Tourism Commissioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689945/tourism-boss-defends-tst-piazza-plan
  3. Air pollution harming tourism, poll warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Friends of the Earth (FoE) has warned that deteriorating air quality could damage Hong Kong's tourism, after a poll showed that nearly 40 per cent of tourist guides had received complaints from tourists about air pollution in the territory. The environmental group interviewed 129 tourist guides, including 101 from the mainland, earlier this month at The Peak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542170/air-pollution-harming-tourism-poll-warns
  4. Comment - Letters

    Authority must keep waterfront green

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... tourism development strategy as these revamped locations will become tourist landmarks and stimulate the economy. In his maiden policy address, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying talked about turning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1137451/authority-must-keep-waterfront-green
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... according to one member, to resistance by vested interests in the advertising, property and tourism sectors. Laws have to be a last resort. With complaints and concern rising, authorities have to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197572/hong-kong-needs-address-its-light-pollution-problem
  6. Kai Tak cruise terminal tenders invited

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and construction, and lease it to an operator for a 10-year term, reduced from 50 years. Information is available on the Tourism Commission's website. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741978/kai-tak-cruise-terminal-tenders-invited
  7. Keep our precious waterfront free from sterile retail shops targeting tourists

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... In July 2008, in reply to a letter I had written about the proposed development of a piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui, Winifred Chung, for the commissioner for tourism, stated that according ... the Tourism Commission is fixated on retail. It cannot conceive of any plan that does not revolve around shops. The responses to the two gazettes on the future of the piazza have never been made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977875/keep-our-precious-waterfront-free-sterile-retail-shops-targeting-tourists
  8. Luxury operator believes in city

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Hong Kong's tourism industry. Shangri-La Asia opened its second hotel property, Island Shangri-La in Admiralty 20 years ago. Its first hotel, Kowloon Shangri-La, in Tsim Sha Tsui East ... The price tag represented about HK$4,169 per sq ft, he said. The acquisition came in the wake of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announcing the city had, for the first time, received 40 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988515/luxury-operator-believes-city
  9. Fireworks contest over the harbour set for October

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... tourism in the wake of the Sars outbreak. Owners of more than 30 buildings on both sides of the harbour have also agreed to the staging of laser shows. The shows, to be held sometime before ... of Hong Kong. Tourism Commissioner Eva Cheng Yu-wah said the contest was aimed at overseas visitors and at mainland tourists looking for somewhere to visit during the 'golden week' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421009/fireworks-contest-over-harbour-set-october
  10. Sailors' haunt aims to go up in world

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the economic benefits. The Sevens attracted 21,391 overseas visitors last year, according to a spectator survey conducted by the Tourism Board. The non-profit organisation, which was set up more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000399/sailors-haunt-aims-go-world

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