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  1. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... together. Tourists enjoy them too- they make the Pearl of the Orient an even more attractive place to visit. I can't see tourists who come to Hong Kong for a holiday being very impressed if all ... Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Anthea Wong, 16, Hong Kong International School The earth is in jeopardy and the situation is becoming worse. We hear this all the time, but it seems we ...

  2. Hongkongers turn out in their thousands

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of China', 'blossoming lotus', 'pearl of the Orient' and 'the Hong Kong spirit'. But not everyone watching realised that 'China 60' had flashed 60 times ... community,' he said. The mainland had been pursuing reform and opening policies for the past three decades, and Wong sought to stress Hong Kong's irreplaceable role during this process. ...

  3. Invest in ways to give visitors a better impression of Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problem and will not have a lasting detrimental effect on Hong Kong. By adopting the right policies, we can continue to attract visitors to the city. Finally, I hope the government can strike ... the competitiveness of the company's Hong Kong theme park and adversely affect our tourism industry. But is important for the Hong Kong government not to be over-reliant on Disneyland when it comes ...

  4. Visitors thrilled by first glimpse of Hong Kong

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

    ... who has worked in Shenzhen's IT industry for more than four years. 'There are many things I want to see in Hong Kong, but I find the Avenue of Stars to be the most attractive ... said the most attractive part of Hong Kong was Victoria Harbour at night. She said she hoped the scheme could be further relaxed so that she could bring her parents, children and relatives ...

  5. Hong Kong in drive to boost visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong for the first six months of this year dropped 3.5 per cent compared with the same period last year. As a result, the Hong Kong Tourism Board- faced ... the board's executive director. 'We recently started a two-month campaign called the 'Hong Kong Summer Spectacular', which will run until August 31, and we are collaborating with our ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and design) works made by members of the Hong Kong branch of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association. Opens today. Today, 2pm-8pm, tomorrow, 10am-8pm, Nov 29, 10am-6pm, Pao Galleries, 5/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2813 0493. Ends Nov 29 Christie's Hong Kong 2009 Autumn Auctions Works up for auction, including Chinese classical and modern paintings, calligraphy ...

  7. Cable car to stay open late during autumn festival

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... months ago, said he wanted to inject more colour and variety into the Lantau attraction. 'The extended National Day golden week plus the Mid-Autumn Festival offer us an excellent ... over the past six weeks- a rebound from the effects of the global financial crisis and the swine flu outbreak. The board's chairman, James Tien Pei-chun, has said that inbound visitors ...

  8. HK must take a new tack as race host

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo The government can finally rid itself of the HarbourFest baggage by throwing its weight behind the proposal to bring the newly formed Louis Vuitton World Series to Hong Kong next year, says top yachtsman Karl Kwok. While the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club eagerly awaits the decision in the next few weeks from the Home Affairs Bureau and Development Bureau on funding ...

  9. Out and about

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hong Kong's mountainsides have been used to grow tea since early times; Lam Tsuen and Chuen Lung, on the slopes of Tai Mo Shan, bear evidence of tea cultivation. ... of the Reform Club- Hong Kong's first genuine political party. The plantation provided much-needed employment and Cantonese-speaking Bernacchi remained a popular figure among Lantau villagers until ...

  10. Tourist attraction to close for inspection

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lantau's Ngong Ping 360 cable car will be suspended for about two weeks from June 8 for its annual inspection and maintenance. Surveyors from Europe will test the ropeway system during the closure. The date for the resumption of service will be announced after the inspection is completed. Ngong Ping village will remain open during the period. Visitors can get ...




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