Lunar New Year Fair

Leung Chun-ying mobbed by protesters at Lunar New Year fair

Leung Chun-ying keeps smiling as his security guards guide him through the angry mob. Photo: Sam Tsang

Leung Chun-ying had to cut short his first visit as chief executive to the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park when he was mobbed by protesters demanding that he resign.

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 7:34am 10 comments

Victoria Park's Lunar New Year Fair gets final touches

A worker grooms a festive citrus plant at a stall. Photo: Nora Tam

But many owners were also predicting a less profitable year because of the rocketing costs of booths - an increase they were reluctant to pass on to consumers.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Business is brisk during second day of Lunar New Year stall auction

Teacher Alan Tsang (left) and pupils Beryl Tsoi, Ngau Pui-yuen, Lam Choi-ying and Fong Ho-yan snared a stall. Photo: David Wong

Surprisingly high prices were paid yesterday as the second batch of stalls for next year's Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park were auctioned.

One made eight times the reserve, a change from the relatively quiet day at the fast-food and wet goods stalls auction on Wednesday.

Some bidders said they had never paid so much for a stall.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

Fishball King snares bargain stall at Lunar New Year Fair auction

Bidding was not so brisk on the first day of the Victoria Park Lunar New Year fair stall auction. Photo: Felix Wong

The "fishball king" may be able to make up for his losses at last year's Lunar New Year Fair after securing the largest and usually most expensive stall in Victoria Park for a relative bargain.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

Talking Points

Millions of pilgrims are in Mecca for the start of Islam's annual haj pilgrimage. Photo: Reuters

Millions join haj pilgrimage

24 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Politics and gold comfort at Lunar New Year fair

The race for chief executive has inspired many stallholders in search of the first pot of gold in the Year of the Dragon at the annual Lunar New Year fair, which opened in Victoria Park yesterday.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Students make their mark in the marketplace

The best lesson awaiting secondary school students in running a Lunar New Year's stall is learning how hard it is to make a dollar, according to a teacher at the Victoria Shanghai Academy.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

See rare orchids bloom at Lunar New Year fair in Tseung Kwan O - and enjoy the indoor warmth

The festive feel of Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, during the Lunar New Year fair is hard to beat. But to avoid freezing our extremities while perusing Lunar New Year flowers and knick-knacks, the squeamish among us might opt for the relative warmth of the sixth annual East Point City fair in Tseung Kwan O - touted as the city's largest indoor Lunar New Year fair.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

More stall records tumble

The price for a prime dry goods stall doubled yesterday on the second day of the auction for the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New Year fairs likely to make a bigger dent in hip pocket

Visitors can expect to dig deeper when shopping at the coming Lunar New Year fairs after bidders paid 85.5 per cent more to secure their stalls at auctions this year, delivering the government HK$21.3 million.

29 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Valentine's Day clash with Lunar New Year poses dilemma

Valentine's Day is a day to spend time with a lover while Lunar New Year is for families. But when they both fall on the same day, who do you choose?

That is the dilemma Chinese people in Hong Kong and around the world will face on February 14 when the Tiger, whose year it is, goes head to head with Cupid.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

New Year stalls snapped up

Bidding for Lunar New Year stalls north of Hong Kong Island is expected to be fierce today with last week's two-day auction nearly doubling the previous year's take.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

39 vacant stalls sold in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long

Thirty-nine of 198 vacant stalls were sold at an open auction held by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department to boost the occupancy rate of wet markets in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long. More than 85 per cent of the stalls on sale had remained vacant for six months or more.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Bull market

Yentle Tong Ying-tung surveys stall 289 at the Lunar New Year Fair and smiles. Recession might have dampened retail sales in neighbouring Causeway Bay, but the six-day annual fair in Victoria Park has always drawn crowds and the 25-year-old art administrator sees a business opportunity in her 3-metre by 1.5-metre space.

23 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Traders are confident ahead of Lunar New Year fair

Fun products offered to mark the coming Year of the Ox

Vendors at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park are looking forward to a prosperous new year following the successful Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo, which ended earlier this month.

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am