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  1. Attracting visitors from all corners

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... welcomed 124 million visitors last year. More than 22million of these were foreigners, a 9.65 per cent rise from the year before. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, accounted for nearly 100million ... travel agents and authorities,' said Ms May who is based in Hong Kong. 'Ten years ago you didn't even have five-star hotels. Sure, the attractions were there, but nobody would have ...

  2. Let visitors share the view

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the citizens of South China. Yet half of the tallest buildings welcome public visitors, half do not. And strangely all five 'nots' are in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. My daughter has ... by the Hong Kong government. If the world's four tallest buildings, in Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Chicago, Shanghai, and the classic Empire State in New York, can make provision for visitors, why ...

  3. Visitor numbers up but cloud on horizon

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in opening the Lantau cable car attraction and the performance of Hong Kong Disneyland. Last year Hong Kong had a record 23 million visitors. Last month, which should have seen the launch ... the individual visitor scheme, which allows residents of eligible provinces to travel to Hong Kong without joining official tour groups. Other markets performing strongly included Italy, up 10 per cent, ...

  4. Repulse Bay deal

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A prime site in Repulse Bay has been sold at a government tender at the highest price per square foot for Island South, and the second highest across the city. Tai Cheong Holdings paid HK$1.67 billion for the 46,700 sqft site with a plot ratio of 0.9, or ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the mini-constitution was clear and an interpretation was not necessary. In case of doubt, it would have been preferable for the matter to be resolved through Hong Kong courts, it said. discontent with the legislature widens A University of Hong Kong opinion poll found 37 per cent of 1,012 respondents were dissatisfied with the Legislative Council's overall performance, more than twice the 18 per ...

  6. Number of convention visitors rises by 10pc

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... issue is especially important when the government is considering expanding the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre now.' ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The number of overnight visitors for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (or Mice) rose 10 per cent in the first six months of the year, ...

  7. Legislators call for inquiry into operator

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... in the water and drowned. I have travelled in cable cars in many places, including mainland China, and they operate perfectly in far worse conditions than Hong Kong's. There was not even a wind ... mounted over the latest mishap to hit the trouble-plagued tourist attraction. Describing the fall of one of the cable car's cabins as a disaster, engineering-sector legislator Raymond Ho ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Malls to use art promotions to attract Christmas shoppers

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Malls pull out stops to attract festive shoppers Dutch sculptor and local painters... Italian lifestyle brand designer... No, that's not a line-up for an art festival, but attractions to be offered by local shopping arcades as part of their Christmas promotions. Arts and fun are emerging as the major themes for the coming festive promotions ...

  9. The city's theme parks are world-class: study

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Ocean Park is still the top theme park in Hong Kong, according to a global theme park ranking. The 2011 Theme Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report by Themed Entertainment Association and Aecom ranked Hong Kong no 5 in Asia and no 12 in the world. Hong Kong Disneyland is ranked 16th globally. It attracted 5.9 million visitors last year. The report says ...

  10. Actress asks HK$320m for home

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Hong Kong actress Rosamund Kwan Chi-lam has put her Island South home up for sale at an asking price of HK$320 million. Kwan, who made her acting debut in the ATV soap opera Agency 24 and went on to make more than 70 films, has appointed Colliers International and Hong Kong Sotheby's International Realty to sell house 2 at 16A South Bay Road ...




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