Talking points

Taur Matan Ruak

HK children rate the government

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 3:23am

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero Director: Lucy Walker

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Year-end bashes to remember

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Perhaps, but sometimes the strangest and most unusual New Years are also the most memorable. So, for auld lang syne, we took a cup of kindness to some of our favourite local personalities and asked them to share their standout New Year events with us.

29 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

HK Olympic countdown begins - without a clock

The two-year countdown to the Beijing Olympics begins today - without the clock that had been expected to tick off the minutes to the 2008 landmark in Hong Kong.

To celebrate the capital's hosting of the Games and Hong Kong's staging of the equestrian events, a variety show, carnival and exhibition will be staged today in Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Tested To Destruction

Pearl, 9pm

Virtually everything we use in our modern lives has been tested for safety, from jumbo jets to shopping trolleys, teddy bears and baked beans. To make a television series about such front-line research hardly sounds exciting viewing, but British TV star Carol Vorderman (above) found this to be a world full of unexpected dramas.

14 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Year 2000 Global countdown

With a new millennium being such a rare occasion, it is right and proper that a one-night party is not enough. There are many more hours to go, with television, radio and the Internet making this a global, round-the-clock celebration and news event.

1 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

New Year fun draws crowds

Thousands gathered at the Family Fun Carnival for the countdown on New Year's Eve.

The Provisional Urban Council enlisted the help of international and local artists to stage an exciting countdown party in Victoria Park.

The carnival, with the theme of 'Energetic Youths and Adolescents', featured four hours of non-stop entertainment.

7 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

A musical countdown to New Year

POP fans are in for a special New Year treat this year.

'Countdown to 95', to be held at 8.30 pm on New Year's Eve at Victoria Park, will feature upbeat songs and dances by American group Up with People. Jointly presented by the Urban Council and the Hong Kong Telecom, the show will climax at midnight with the countdown to 1995.

30 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Slow Countdown sales

ONLY 10,000 tickets for this year's Countdown to '95 extravaganza in Victoria Park on New Year's Eve have been sold, although organisers expect about 40,000 people will attend.

27 Dec 1994 - 12:00am