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Dragon Boat Festival

Paddling superheroes make a splash

In Stanley it was all about beer and costumes, the athletes were in Aberdeen and for those wanting to see a century-old parade, Tai O was the place to be during yesterday's Dragon Boat Festival.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 11:49am

Noise of drums echoes back some 150 years

The history of Aberdeen's dragon boat races goes back about 150 years when the fishing community's parade commemorating ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan evolved into a competition.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:05am

Beating the drum on Dragon Boat Festival

Also known as the Tuen Ng Festival in Hong Kong, today's Dragon Boat Festival takes place each year on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, and celebrates the legend of Qu Yuan during the Warring States Period. People observe the occasion by eating rice dumpings and racing dragon boats, which demands great strength, endurance and team work.


27 Feb 2014 - 2:16pm

Talking points

Kai Tak cruise terminal opens

The Kai Tak cruise terminal opens its doors and welcomes its first "guest" - the 5,000-berth Mariner of the Seas. The HK$8.2 billion terminal has struggled with a leaking roof in recent weeks and business is expected to be slow in the early months of operation. The government and Tourism Board say they are working together to tackle the problems.

12 Jun 2013 - 1:27am

Are you ready? Let the paddling begin on Dragon Boat Festival

Anyone off to watch the Dragon Boat Festival races today had better go prepared for plenty of wind and rain.

12 Jun 2013 - 8:51am

Talking points

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will brief the Legislative Council's panel on financial affairs to discuss the city's economic situation in the first quarter and the near-term outlook.

3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am

Liaison office staff warned not to take gifts

The central government's liaison office has warned its staff to "decline gifts such as food and fruit during festivities", including this month's Dragon Boat festival. The statement comes after Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping made a call last December to end official extravagance.

2 Jun 2013 - 6:03am

Team Lamma show paddle power

Stemming from ancient Chinese fishing traditions, dragon boating has evolved into a fiercely contested international water sport. Every year thousands compete in international competitions, while hundreds of thousands participate in the sport worldwide. And yet, despite the sport's global reach, Hong Kong remains firmly at its core.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

Team recipes at Lee Kum Kee

The Olympic Games are back and, with them, sport is once again the talk of town. However, for Lee Kum Kee, one of the largest sauce manufacturers in Hong Kong, sport is not simply a one-off event. We see sport as a vital element in uniting and strengthening the bonds among staff.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am