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  1. Golden welcome set for China medallists

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun and Tiffany Lam Hong Kong is preparing to give China's Olympic gold medallists a warm welcome today. The 63 gold medallists from the Beijing Olympic Games will fly ... they will attend a government cocktail reception, followed by a banquet hosted by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee. Tomorrow morning the medallists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650692/golden-welcome-set-china-medallists
  2. Items wanted for Games museum

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Hongkongers have been urged to donate collectables for a planned Hong Kong Olympic Museum. The Hong Kong Jockey Club called on people to do their share for the museum, which is aimed at preserving the Olympic legacy and promoting sporting culture in the city. The museum will feature three major themes: Hong Kong as a co-host city of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649805/items-wanted-games-museum
  3. Ambitious tourism targets put in doubt

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Delays in opening the Lantau cable car and doubts over Disneyland attendances could mean Hong Kong falls short of its ambitious goal of attracting 27 million tourists this year, ... to be postponed. Hong Kong has seen continuous growth in inbound tourism in recent years. Official statistics show visitor arrivals last year passed the 23 million mark, a 7.1 per cent increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558279/ambitious-tourism-targets-put-doubt
  4. Mixed reviews for Hong Kong sites showing live coverage

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Services Department to create a festive atmosphere in Hong Kong throughout the Games. During the first six days of the Olympics, the sites attracted 38,000 visitors, or 63 per cent ... Celine Sun The two government-run sites in Hong Kong which offered live coverage of the Olympics closed yesterday, drawing a mixed response from visitors. The sites in Victoria Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650234/mixed-reviews-hong-kong-sites-showing-live-coverage
  5. Shaolin monks hopeful of building HK temple

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... It performs Buddhist rituals and offers meditation sessions and kung fu classes to the public. Visitors are charged HK$500 to HK$700 for four to six sessions. The proposed Hong Kong Shaolin temple would benefit residents and attract tourists, Abbot Yanchang said. 'People living in a bustling city like Hong Kong need to learn Zen Buddhism, in which they can find tranquility and purity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670582/shaolin-monks-hopeful-building-hk-temple
  6. Bookworms out in force to queue for annual fair

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Book lovers queued from before dawn yesterday to get into the opening morning of the Hong Kong Book Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The annual event, which runs until Monday, drew about 3,100 visitors in its first hour, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the event organiser. Alex Lee, a 16-year-old student, said he waited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557248/bookworms-out-force-queue-annual-fair
  7. Complaints rise about forced sales and pushy guides

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... 'We urge agents and tour guides to follow industry regulations... they should protect Hong Kong's reputation as a shopping paradise.' Joseph Tung Yao-chung, executive director ... Celine Sun The number of complaints from mainland visitors has risen almost 30 per cent this year, with most about forced shopping and the attitude of tour guides, the Tourism Board says. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678189/complaints-rise-about-forced-sales-and-pushy-guides
  8. Temple waits on approval of land

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The mainland's famed kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple yesterday formally unveiled plans for a HK$420 million base in Hong Kong. The 50,000-square-metre monastery would give Hong Kong people the opportunity to practise Zen Buddhism and kung fu, they said. The monastery is expected to be built in similar style to the 1,500-year-old Shaolin Monastery in Henan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670700/temple-waits-approval-land
  9. Kung fu school hopes to boom in tough times

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Kong Shaolin Wushu Culture Centre in Tai O, Lantau Island, has seen a rise in visitor numbers over the past few months, its low season, and has already received bookings for the summer holidays. Lee Kok-keung, director of the Hong Kong Culture Association, which established the centre in 2006, said the increased interest could have something to do with the economic downturn. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670658/kung-fu-school-hopes-boom-tough-times
  10. Coupon kick-start for the economy

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Hong Kong tourism promoters plan to hand out 2,000 sets of shopping coupons across the border to attract tourists and stimulate spending in the city. The first batch of 500 ... to bring more mainland visitors to Hong Kong. 'The number of mainland tourists rose by 14 to 15 per cent in the first quarter this year,' he said. 'We expect similar growth [during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678188/coupon-kick-start-economy

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