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2014-01-27 16:24:06

Tens of Thousands Set to Visit Asia's World City for Annual Chinese New Year Celebration January 31, 2014 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 31, Hong Kong will undergo its annual city-wide transformation, morphing into the epicenter of the world's largest and internationally televised Chinese New Year celebration. Headlined by the award-winning Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade in Kowloon, and Chinese New Year Fireworks Display on the...

2012-12-31 00:20:15

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slated to be the largest in the event's six-year history, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is taking its annual Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations to impressive new heights with the city's first-ever pyrotechnics display launched from both land and sea. The spectacular show -- held for the first time in Hong Kong's bustling Wan Chai District on the night of December 31, 2012 -- will stun fellow partygoers as the city's exquisite skyline...

2011-12-21 16:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hong Kong welcomed its 40 millionth visitor, American Nancy Ryan from Chicago, ILL., by way of Cathay Pacific flight 807, with a reception held at The Peninsula Hotel commemorating a record-breaking year for tourist arrivals. This occasion will mark the first time in history that Hong Kong has reached 40 million visitors within a single year. Ms. Ryan and several members of her family were greeted with remarks from Secretary for...

2011-01-21 14:05:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerhouse, the elite musical ensemble of the John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA., featured on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and others - is the largest, youngest contingent of performers to represent the U.S. in Cathay Pacific's annual Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong on February 3 - but they won't be the only Americans taking part in the festivities. In the wake of LSU's victory over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl last week,...

2008-07-12 09:00:26

FAMILY TRAVEL Q We are flying to New Zealand in September and will be breaking the journey in Hong Kong. Although my husband and I have both visited, our four-year-old daughter has not. Is there anything we should look out for or visit while we are there? J Parker, via email A Hong Kong can at first seem a very adult-oriented city, but is accessible and enjoyable for families, even those with very young children. Its compact size also lends itself well to a short stopover. September is...

2006-07-12 21:12:44

By Susan Fenton HONG KONG (Reuters) - The fabled green and white Star ferry service is one of few relics from Hong Kong's past to have survived the territory's modernization. But soon, the ferries will leave their downtown terminal and move to new premises on Hong Kong island, making way for land reclamation and construction of a road bypass. Swish new terminals on either side of Victoria Harbor with shopping and dining facilities will make the ferries a bigger tourist attraction,...

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2006-05-03 07:55:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- Mark Williams, one of Hong Kong's top marathon runners, has had enough of the city's dirty air and is leaving for New Zealand with his wife and two young children in July. "I'm glad I am going. The air's not going to improve. In the eight years I have been here, it's got worse," the 35-year-old school teacher told Reuters. "When I go running, I have to run in places that are not polluted ... and there are fewer and fewer places to run," he said, adding that the need...

2006-02-13 05:40:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Twenty-two people were taken to hospital, two in critical condition, after taking part in Hong Kong's biggest marathon as the territory was hit by the worst air pollution in months, the government said on Monday. A record 40,000 people took part in Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and many complained of the thick smog which obscured the Tsing Ma Bridge, a key landmark along the route. Of the two runners who were critically ill, one collapsed...

2006-02-12 22:55:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Twenty-two people were taken to hospital and two of them were in critical condition after taking part in Hong Kong's biggest marathon amid the worst air pollution levels in months, the government said on Monday. A record 40,000 people took part in Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and many complained of the thick smog which obscured the Tsing Ma Bridge, a key landmark along the route of the annual race. Of the two runners in critical condition, one collapsed...