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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mystery deepens over giant Hong Kong ferris wheel overlooking harbour

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Amy Nip

    ... from Britain put in a joint proposal with the Hall Organisation to the Hong Kong government about building a transportable, 60-metre high, 42-cabin Ferris wheel facing Victoria Harbour. Great ... wheel revolution A plan for a giant sightseeing ferris wheel to be built overlooking Hong Kong's harbour is shrouded in secrecy, even though a patch of land has been allocated on which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465974/mystery-deepens-over-delay-ferris-wheel-year-after-contract-awarded
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Three other ships called at Ha Long Bay as Costa Victoria skipped port, travel watchdog told

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 06:31pm by Amy Nip

    ... not Vietnamese port authorities- made the decision not to berth the Costa Victoria at popular tourist destination Ha Long Bay, the Travel Industry Council has been told. The decision cut short ... on February 4, resulting in the sinking of one. Maritime authorities closed the channel for an hour in the morning, but had reopened it by the time Costa Victoria neared the port, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430408/three-other-ships-called-ha-long-bay-costa-victoria-skipped-port
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... the Hongkongers for being "crazy". Meanwhile, across the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, the pro-mainland Hong Kong Justice Alliance handed out badges and leaflets welcoming mainland visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450190/patriotic-protest-leaves-mainland-chinese-visitors-bemused
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Vietnam confirms barge sank at Ha Long Bay tourist site

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Ada Lee

    ... Council, which is investigating the incident, has been told. But it is still unclear whether this was the reason the Costa Victoria skipped the Unesco World Heritage site. Council chairman Michael ... the boat sank, was expected in a few days. Some 300 passengers, including pro-establishment lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan, staged a sit-in on the Costa Victoria on February 6 in protest against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428676/vietnam-confirms-barge-sank-ha-long-bay-tourist-site
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong's first Gran Fondo cycling race to be launched in October

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Two routes considered for Gran Fondo event to include professional and amateur riders Cross-harbour cycling race to start this year A major cycling race for top ... and 20 kilometres. Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said two routes are being considered, one going from Hong Kong Island through the Western Harbour Tunnel to Kowloon side, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430664/hong-kongs-first-gran-fondo-cycling-race-be-launched-october
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Passengers refuse to disembark after cruise liner skips one stop in Vietnam

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... claiming the tour company was not offering adequate compensation for cancelling a visit to Vietnam's Ha Long Bay. Some 40 to 50 of the passengers remained on board the Costa Victoria in Tsim ... the protesters to adjourn to a hotel for talks and the Costa Victoria was finally able to leave Hong Kong around midnight. The meeting at the hotel finished around the same time but it is not known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421951/passengers-refuse-disembark-after-cruise-liner-skips-one-stop-vietnam
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Beijing prepares for bigger, better rubber duck than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... are already being prepared. The duck appearing in Beijing stands 18 metres tall, 1.5 metres taller than the one that floated in Victoria Harbour in May. News of its arrival has triggered heated ... yuan (HK$37.75) in the Summer Palace and 100 yuan in the Beijing Garden Expo Park. "Why was it free in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong and we need to buy tickets in Beijing?" asked one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1300252/beijing-braces-rubber-duck-mania
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New cruise terminal tests the waters

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... tour agencies to test their operations, a government source said yesterday. "They can test the berthing, navigation [from Victoria Harbour to Kai Tak] and replenishing of supplies," the source said. They can test the berthing, navigation [from Victoria Harbour to Kai Tak] and replenishing of supplies But the main building and a bridge connecting to vessels are not yet finished. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189381/new-cruise-terminal-tests-waters
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Kai Tak Cruise Terminal's rough and ready take-off

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... of the largest in the city - from which visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, taking in Lion Rock and Kowloon Bay. Plans are under way to hold public exhibitions ... International said when the Mariner approached the harbour next week, it would switch to marine diesel fuel that had less than 0.1 per cent of sulphur content. Also yesterday, the Hong Kong Tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1254443/kai-taks-rough-and-ready-take
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists get fresh ways to sample Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and colour. The board was also looking at ways to improve the annual fireworks display in Victoria Harbour to celebrate New Year's Eve on December 31, including seeking new sponsorship, but Lau ... operator was studying the possibility of providing ferry services between the terminal and Central, which he said could offer the cruise passengers a magnificent tour of the harbour. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138166/tourists-get-fresh-ways-sample-hk

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