This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). To celebrate this occasion, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) has launched “Marvels in Hong Kong”, a dedicated event series to showcase Hong Kong’s latest developments in areas such as arts, culture and tourism.
Marvels in Hong Kong
HKETO Jakarta has jointly held a media launch ceremony with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) at The RuMa Hotel and Residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to mark the official debut of the event series.
Addressing the media launch ceremony, the Director-General of HKETO Jakarta, Mr Law Kin-wai, said that Hong Kong is a highly international city with immense appeal beyond its widely known advantages in business and trade. He cited as an example the landmark development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), an emerging global arts and cultural hub featuring world-class attractions including the Xiqu Centre, the M+ museum and the Hong Kong Palace Museum.
Mr Law added that under the 14th Five-Year Plan of the country, Hong Kong is clearly positioned as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural and arts exchange. The city will further consolidate its relevant edge with the completion of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre, the Lyric Theatre Complex in the WKCD, and the Kai Tak Sports Park as a mega performance venue.
Also speaking at the event, the Regional Director of Southeast Asia of the HKTB, Mr Raymond Chan, expressed that Hong Kong has always been close to the hearts of Malaysian travelers, and Malaysia is an important key source market for Hong Kong. With the new infrastructure development and experiences in Hong Kong, the city cannot wait to welcome Malaysian travelers back to Hong Kong to experience the new tourism offerings.
During the event, HKETO Jakarta has presented the theme song of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, “Heading Forward”, to share the joy and excitement of this important milestone. Produced by Radio Television Hong Kong, this song features a total of 28 local and mainland singers, both old and new.
Guests were also introduced to the new attractions in Hong Kong through one of their campaigns, 360 Hong Kong Moments: New Adventures at Every Turn. Remember to check these places out when you have the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong!
Arts & Culture
- HK Palace Museum
- Xiqu Centre
- West Kowloon Art Park
- Cycling in Hong Kong: Tuen Mun to Sha Tin / Ma On Shan route, Cheung Chau
- Sai Kung: Water & outdoor activities, UNESCO and Yim Tin Tsai
- Peng Chau
- Sha Tau Kok: Lai Chi Wo, Kat O and Ap Chau
Explore & Play
- Hong Kong Disneyland: Castle of Magical Dreams and Momentous Lightshow
- Ocean Park Water World
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
- The Peak: Peak Tram, Madame Tussauds, Love Rocks @ Sky Terrace 428 and Monopoly Dreams
Shop, Dine, Stay
- Central Market
The HKTB also invited local celebrities and artists in Malaysia (Koe Yeet and Jason Phang) who has participated in the ‘Hong Kong Super Fans’ programme to highlight the latest information and must-go spots for tourists visiting Hong Kong through interactive activities and artwork, showcasing the city’s unique character with its iconic East-meets-West culture and a dynamic mix of the old and the new. Everyone is so excited to visit Hong Kong again!!
The Marvels in Hong Kong series encompasses a wide array of events such as roving exhibitions, cultural performances and media gatherings to underscore the remarkable achievements of the HKSAR over the past 25 years. For the next event under the series, HKETO Jakarta will be hosting an exhibition called “Marvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years and Beyond” at Upper Atrium, Level UG, Paradigm Mall from 26th to 28th August. Admission is free.
To know more about HKSAR 25th Anniversary Celebration Events, check out https://www.hksar25.gov.hk/en/.