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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Cherish Victoria Harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng As swimmers raced in it yesterday, it is worth noting how much we owe Victoria Harbour Cherish the fragrant harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource As I walked down the steps to the Lei Yue Mun public pier in my swimsuit, my thoughts turned briefly to that famous black-and-white photograph of swimmers diving into Victoria Harbour, cross-harbour ferries and high ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RACE

    Nearly 250 under-17s in 2,700 lined up to swim across Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... of a seven-year-old boy, said: "I will not let my son join the race when he is older. I cannot afford to lose him. And the water in Victoria Harbour has been polluted for years. They claim the water ... The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association, said safety was the top concern, and the water in Victoria Harbour had been found to be safe for swimming by the Environmental Protection Department. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Viennese players bring crowds to Victoria Harbour

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng Yip Wing-sie, music director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, recalls her breathtaking experience as the only Hongkonger to conduct at the prestigious Golden Hall in Vienna. The concert hall is home to the more than 160-year-old Vienna Philhar ...

  5. Victoria Harbour closure

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Victoria Harbour will be closed for three and a quarter hours on December 5 for the opening ceremony of the East Asian Games. The ceremony, at the Cultural Centre piazzas in Tsim Sha Tsui, will feature a boat parade, cultural performances and fireworks. Cross-harbour ferries and those going to outlying islands will be affected. ...

  6. Man drowns in Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Pakistani man drowned while swimming in Victoria Harbour off Kennedy Town yesterday. Two men, aged 21 and 39, were swimming in the sea off the Sai Ning Street waterfront when they got into difficulty at about 7.30am. A passer-by threw a rescue ring into the sea and called police. The younger swimmer managed to grab the rescue ring, but his friend went missing. Later ...

  7. Last chance to remake Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... for the districts surrounding Victoria Harbour as a whole. The review identifies several key facilities, including a sports stadium, cruise terminal, refuse transfer station, train depot, heliport and park- ... By default, the Kai Tak review is the starting point for an integrated planning framework for the whole of Victoria Harbour. All options, irrespective of the state of play of any plans for Central, ...

  8. Mean sea level of Victoria Harbour rises 0.12m in last 50 years: study

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.32pm: Victoria Harbour's mean sea level has risen by 0.12 metres over the last 50 years- an average rate of 2.3 millimetres a year- a Hong Kong Observatory ... in sea level of Victoria Harbour was prominent in the past 15 years. It found there was a steep rise in the annual mean sea level from 1987 to 1999 followed by a rapid fall. This period had ...

  9. Star Ferry offers fresh look at Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The service aims to give visitors a better view of Hong Kong The Star Ferry Company yesterday launched its first tourist cruise dedicated to the sights of Victoria Harbour - the glittering ... of Victoria Harbour to people around the world and they would know it was Hong Kong.' The Tourism Board, which is helping to market the tour, got the idea from tourists themselves, Mr Clennell ...

  10. Coral find in Victoria Harbour hailed

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality in Victoria Harbour. The findings have raised hopes among conservationists that the harbour's once-rich ecology may be restored. They are also expected to spur renewed calls ... to be species commonly found within Hong Kong waters. Mr Wong said the discovery of the corals was not surprising as Victoria Harbour used to be a rich marine habitat. 'Decades ago ...




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