A remote island east of Hong Kong will be first to see the new millennium's sunrise. The sun will rise at 7.02am on January 1 on East Ninepin Island, said John Leung Yin-kong, scientific officer at the Observatory. The first sunrise on land will be seconds along the east coast of Sai Kung Country Park, specifically at the cape east of Long Ke Bay facing Conic Island. On Hong Kong Island, Cape D'Aguilar at Shek O is the place to catch the earliest sunrise. 'Owing to the small size of Hong Kong, the difference in sunrise time at places is small,' said Mr Leung. Lung Kwu Chau in western waters will be the last to see the sunrise - but no more than two minutes later. Mr Leung said those organising countdowns should synchronise their clocks with the time signals broadcast on the hour by RTHK or with the Observatory's atomic clock at www.weather.gov .hk/nts/ntime.htm.