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Ocean Park Hong Kong

Wyman Wong and Helena Law join forces for Ocean Park Halloween Bash

Helena Law Lan

Although Wyman Wong Wai-man may look like he is dressing for Halloween all year round, it was still a surprise to find that the lyricist-turned-stylist was working with Ocean Park this year to promote its Halloween Bash.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 3:00am

Polar zone to boost Ocean Park's allure

Summer will be cooler today with the opening of Ocean Park's new entertainment zone, Polar Adventure, which is expected to attract 10 to 15 per cent more visitors this financial year, said chairman Alan Zeman.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

5 injured as balloon ride at Ocean Park crashes

A giant helium balloon plunged 20 metres, injuring five people, at Ocean Park in Aberdeen yesterday afternoon.

Among those injured was a mainland woman who was on the ground when he was hit on the head by the SkyStar balloon - measuring 22 metres in diameter - that fell outside its designated landing site.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Theme parks ally to improve their image

The city's major theme parks are forming an alliance to lobby the authorities and improve their image after a series of mechanical and service problems.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nighttime in the Ocean's Depths

When we gathered at the entrance of Ocean Park for its 'Nighttime in the Ocean's Depths' adventure, both of my children were thrilled to be camping out at their favourite Hong Kong theme park.

However, after an initial briefing, it became clear that this sleepover was about marine environment education and not roller coaster rides.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Swing into summer

As things are heating up in the city, it's time to hit the amusement parks for a day of sun and fun. Our junior reporters recently visited Ocean Park and got the low-down on its newest attractions - a pair of endangered golden monkeys and the retro street, Old Hong Kong.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Many want Zeman to stay at Ocean Park; does C.Y.?

Allan Zeman's future as Ocean Park's chairman hangs on the decision of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, since the city's outgoing leader is said to be fine with the businessman serving another term.

Zeman has presided over the theme park's board for nine years, three years beyond the usual six-year limit for heads of statutory bodies.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Epileptics need more assistance

Monday, March 26, is Purple Day - The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness.

It draws our attention to people who have this condition and highlights the need for the Hong Kong government to formulate strategies to help the estimated 40,000 to 70,000 people in the SAR who suffer from it.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pregnant pause for park's pandas

The honeymoon ended yesterday for Ocean Park's young giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le after three days tucked away from view to give them an opportunity to mate naturally.

But it seems they weren't up to the task.

So staff proceeded with two artificial inseminations on Ying Ying with Le Le's semen.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Winning theme from mop to the top

Many chief executives start from the bottom but few like Tom Mehrmann can literally claim to have started from ground level. The boss of Ocean Park Hong Kong launched his career with a broom and mop at a Californian theme park before climbing to the very top of the management ladder.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Variations on a theme park

Here you can find China's largest public toilet - within faux Romanesque architecture, no less - next to an imitation of San Francisco's Lombard Street. A growling devil stares down at the well-trodden lovers' walk. And there is an honour-vending system selling bottled water and pocket tissues that suffers few cheats.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Seal of approval for upcoming attraction

Ocean Park welcomed three spotted seals and five Chinese giant salamanders on Monday. Both species are in the second category of the State Key Protected Wildlife List.

The animals are gifts from the National Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Association and the mainland's Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Ocean Park ride back on the rails

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Why Ocean Park was right in deciding not to import whales

I write in response to the letter by Arthur Lui ('Whales may now face worse fate', September 14).

Mr Lui claims that Ocean Park, in deciding not to import beluga whales, is following opinions 'which do not represent the majority views of Hong Kong people'. Mr Lui thinks that 'many Hongkongers would like to see whales again'.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Letters

Display of whales has its benefits

Ocean Park was designed to bring the public up close and personal to living marine animals.

This increases the value of marine life in the eyes of people who rarely have the funds and opportunity to see these animals in nature.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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