Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Email this article Government Homepage
Speech by Postmaster General at "Hong Kong Disneyland Grand
Opening" Special Stamps preview Ceremony

Following is a speech (translation) by the Postmaster General, Mr Allan Chiang, at "Hong Kong Disneyland Grand Opening" Special Stamps preview ceremony today (September 8):

Mr Hardy, Mrs Chow, Ms Cheng, distinguished guests and friends from the media,

     Good morning, welcome to the preview ceremony of the "Hong Kong Disneyland Grand Opening" Special Stamps.  First of all, I would like to express our special thanks to  Vice-president, Sales and Marketing of the Hong Kong Disneyland, Mr Roy Tan Hardy, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mrs Selina Chow, and Commissioner for Tourism, Ms Eva Cheng, for joining us despite their busy schedules.
     It is heartening to see the completion of this world-class theme park and resort in such a short span of time as our memory of the 2003 special stamp issue commemorating the park's groundbreaking ceremony still lingers on.  Anyway, the most anticipated opening of Disneyland is going to come true in four days' time.

     The word Disney is now a household name.  The mere mention of it conjures up childhood memories of fabulous worlds filled with wonder, imagination, creativity and magic.  "My business is making people happy," said the legendary Walt Disney when he built his namesake park 50 years ago.  Disney's formula for keeping its guests happy works like magic to the development of Disneyland all over the world.  More and more theme parks with featured attractions and signature entertainment have been opened, offering magical experiences for their guests.  Today, Disney's cast members still uphold their core value of creating a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone cruising in the kingdom.
     Sharing Disney's vision of customer care, Hongkong Post also attaches great importance to customer satisfaction for we know that extra care is needed to put a smile on the customer's face.  Throughout the years, we have been delivering services that are on time, reliable and value for money.  To forge a closer relationship with our customers, the second Hongkong Post "Love and Care Day" is going to be held on September 15, 2005, with "One Person, One Letter" free posting as the highlight.  To express our thanks for customers' continuous support, a film show, among other celebration events, was organised last Sunday.
     Let's turn back to Mickey, Minnie, Dumbo, Simba, Nala and Pluto, those timeless Disney characters on the stamps.  Their creations and popular appeal demonstrate the importance of creativity for business breakthrough.  Take a sideways look. The giant stamp mosaic is our recently accomplished piece of postal artwork showcasing Hongkong Post's innovative spirit.  Though it may not be a must-see attraction for visitors, quite a number of people have gone out of their way to drop by the General Post Office for a glimpse of this potential entry to the Guinness World Records since its unveiling on August 30, 2005.  
     Lastly, may I wish the Hong Kong Disneyland every success at its grand opening next Monday.
     Thank you.

Ends/Thursday, September 8, 2005
Issued at HKT 17:38


Print this page