Ocean Park

Mainland China’s economic growth top concern of investors

Lai Sun Development's Chew Fook Aun. Photo: David Wong

Malaysian accountant Chew Fook Aun, 51, joined the Lai Sun group in June 2012 to restart the investment engine of one of Hong Kong's oldest developers, which at the time was nearly dormant.

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, 3:30am

Protesters demand Ocean Park puts an end to dolphin shows

A model of an injured dolphin was on display at the protest. Photo: David Wong

Two protest groups gathered outside Ocean Park yesterday to support the protection of dolphins and call on the park to let the mammals "retire with dignity".

28 Jul 2013 - 2:52pm 1 comment

Dolphins too stupid for suicide, says Ocean Park vet

Pinky scrapes the edge of her pool. Photo: SCMP Picture

Ocean Park yesterday countered claims that a dolphin had tried to kill itself by saying the species was not "intelligent enough" to commit suicide.

However, one marine conservationist said the remark was an insult to dolphins.

31 May 2013 - 5:11pm 6 comments

Ocean Park urged to disclose dolphin deaths after 'attempted suicide' video

Dolphins at the Ocean Park Mammal Breeding & Research Centre. Photo: Sam Tsang

Ocean Park moved earlier this week to dispel rumours that one of its dolphins had “attempted suicide” at the park's Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre, insisting that it was just normal behaviour.

30 May 2013 - 1:47pm 5 comments

Seven bids for Ocean Park hotel site

Revised tender for the proposed 495-room Ocean Hotel has attracted seven bids.

The revised tender for a hotel at Ocean Park, which could be worth HK$3.2 billion, has attracted seven bids, in contrast to its debut two years ago when it was withdrawn for lack of interest.

9 May 2013 - 5:45am

Divers take the plunge in new park programme

Some lucky divers will have the chance to swim with the fish when Ocean Park launches its scuba diving programme. Photo: Edward Wong

Nature lovers itching to swim with sharks or roll with the rays need look no further than their own backyard. Ocean Park is opening its aquarium to divers this month.

The park's new scuba-diving programme lets visitors swim in its 5.2 million litre grand aquarium, which is home to more than 5,000 fish of some 450 species, including hammerhead sharks, manta rays and blue-fin tuna.

12 Apr 2013 - 4:29am

Lai Sun mulls bid for hotel site at Ocean Park

Lai Sun Development deputy chairman Chew Fook Aun says the company will continue to expand its rental portfolio. Photo: May Tse

Lai Sun announced a 18.06 per cent drop in underlying profit, excluding property revaluation gains, to HK$117.9 million for the six months to January 31.

29 Mar 2013 - 4:16am

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29 Mar 2013 - 3:18am

Ocean Park launches backstage tours

A member of Ocean Park's staff checks over one of the dolphins at its Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre. Photo: Sam Tsang

Cleo the baby bottle-nose dolphin will be glimpsed by some lucky visitors for the first time as Ocean Park launches behind-the-scenes tours - which will also offer a peek behind the panda house and an invitation into the penguins' private quarters.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:57am

Ocean Park's new water world to be ready for all seasons

Ocean Park Chief Executive Tom Mehrmann. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The new attraction - set to open in Tai Shue Wan in 2017 - will avoid making the mistake of the old water world, which closed in the late 1990s after making losses in the colder seasons of the year, said park chief executive Tom Mehrmann.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Tom Mehrmann: Ocean Park has a licence to thrill

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Ocean Park's successful chief executive started as a cleaner in theme parks and shows that he still has the welfare of workers at heart.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Ocean Park hopes pandas will get pregnant on third try

Ying Ying (above) and Le Le are hoping it will be third year lucky. Photo: Sam Tsang

They've tried to do it twice before, without success. But Ocean Park is hoping it will be third year lucky for Le Le when he attempts to woo the attraction's youngest panda Ying Ying this spring.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:56am

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23 Feb 2013 - 4:12am

Hong Kong should keep backing Disneyland

A mainland tourist couple enjoy a fun day out at Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Disneyland can finally be called a financial success. Seven years after it opened, a decade after construction began and 14 years after plans for the development were unveiled, it has turned a profit.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:12am 6 comments

Legislators urge cap on mainland tourists

Ocean Park suspends ticket sales while visitors queue outside the entrance to get in. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Legislators are calling for a cap on the number of individual mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong, saying a surge in their arrivals has stretched the city’s facilities to the limit.

14 Feb 2013 - 3:48pm 2 comments