The launch of an $8 million three-month Hong Kong Tourism Board campaign went off with a whimper last night. Four minutes after Financial Secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung opened the 'CLP Lights Up Hong Kong' event, mechanical glitches struck. The event on Victoria Harbour, part of the City of Life: Hong Kong Is It campaign, was meant to impress 200 overseas travel industry leaders and reporters from 18 countries. But as the guests stood watching, the music suddenly died and the big screen went blank. After five minutes of silence and embarrassment, the ceremony had to be restarted. The campaign aims to sell Hong Kong as Asia's top tourism city. Last night's event included a musical fountain show in Tsim Sha Tsui (above) and a five-minute fireworks and searchlight show (above right).