SCMP, October 18, 2002 By Anna Healy Fenton Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday appealed to Hong Kong people not to stay away from this weekend's Lan Kwai Fong carnival following the Bali bombing. Mr Tsang spoke amid signs that people will keep clear of crowded tourist areas out of fear. In a reference to the carnival, he said he hoped people would 'enjoy Lan Kwai Fong now as they enjoyed it yesterday'. The three-day carnival, which starts today, features street entertainers and performers and usually attracts thousands of visitors. Mr Tsang insisted: 'Hong Kong is a relatively very safe place. It is an open society which welcomes people of all nationalities and races.' He said the community felt sorry for what had happened in Bali. 'The government, together with the organisations, concerned have been extending help to the families affected and we stand ready to help in any other ways deemed necessary.' Hong Kong's embassy in Indonesia had been instructed to extend their help to the families concerned, he added. This came after the British government pledged financial aid to families of victims on Tuesday. The number of Hong Kong people missing rose to nine yesterday when the Hong Kong Football Club added Shane Walsh-Till's name to the list. A teacher at Chinese International School, Mr Walsh-Till, 32, from New South Wales in Australia, was on a half-term break in Bali with his wife. He was a hockey-playing member of the club. The first of the memorial services for the Hong Kong dead will be held today. Football Club captain and British national Clive Walton, 33, will be remembered at St John's Cathedral in a funeral service starting at 12.30 pm. He leaves a wife, Ariane. His parents Lilian and Jack arrived from England at the weekend to join their son on holiday, only to hear the terrible news. A memorial for US citizen Jake Young, 34, will take place at the American Club, Exchange Square One, at 7pm tonight. A Hong Kong couple who survived Saturday's explosion - models Sarah Brightmore and Christopher Currie - married in Bali yesterday, five days after they were injured inside the Sari Club, which was destroyed in the blast. They tied the knot in a low-key ceremony organised by Bali Weddings International. 'They were still quite shocked and injured and wanted a quiet private occasion,' said a friend. Mr Currie suffered eardrum damage in the blast while his fiancee broke an ankle. A Chinese policeman returning home from a United Nations peacekeeping mission in East Timor suffered minor leg and arm injuries in the Bali bomb attack. Shi Hao, an officer from Shanghai, was knocked unconscious by the explosion, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. Mr Shi was part of a 33-member mission on a stopover in Bali. Glossary appeal (v) to make an earnest request carnival (n) a festival celebrated with merriment and feasts amid (prep) in the middle of something. If something happens amid other events, it happens while the other things are happening. Example: The only example of civil servants suffering a salary cut was in 1936 when the Hong Kong Government Service (Levy on Salaries) Ordinance was introduced amid the impending World War II. (SCMP, October 18, 2002) pledge (v) to make a serious promise Example: Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said that the 30,000 jobs pledged by the government would not be affected in any case, although in the longer term some projects would be considered for shelving. (SCMP, October 16, 2002) blast (n) a big explosion Discussion points - What are your ideas about reviving Hong Kong's tourism industry amid fears of more attacks on tourist-packed areas? - You are given a chance to shoot a 30-second TV commercial to promote various carnivals and festivals in Hong Kong. Write your script. Who would you like to feature in the commercial? Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen?