The $1 million Hong Kong float for the Golden Jubilee parade in Beijing was branded a disappointment. Legislator Lau Kong-wah, a member of the 200-strong SAR delegation, said the float did not match up to those for Macau and Taiwan. 'I can't find out what theme or message the SAR wanted to convey,' he said after the parade in Tiananmen Square. Mr Lau, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, said many other delegates were also disappointed. 'It was not made just for the Hong Kong audience, but for all the people on the mainland. Everyone is looking at us. Why was it so bad?' he asked. The float, with the Chinese characters for Hong Kong as drawn by President Jiang on its front, was designed as an express train carrying infrastructure landmarks such as the Tsing Ma Bridge and the Bank of China Tower. Chan Yuen-han, another DAB lawmaker, said: 'There were no actors on board. 'I could have jumped on if I had known they didn't have anyone,' she joked. National People's Congress local deputy Peter Wong Man-kong said the float's design reflected 'exactly the sort of Government we have'. Mr Wong dismissed it as a 'bad taste' work, like the design of the SAR garden at the World Expo flower show in Kunming this summer. Thomas Chan Chun-yuen, Director of Information Services, conceded the Government had no experience in designing floats, but said one should not compare the SAR's with that of other provinces. 'Shanghai's float cost $10 million. We kept our budget low,' he said, adding the float would become more beautiful when the lights were on.