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HKETO launches exhibition on Hong Kong's evolving harbour in Malaysia

     The public in Malaysia will have a chance to admire the beauty of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour at a week-long exhibition entitled "Hong Kong's Evolving Harbour".

     The exhibition was officially opened at a launch ceremony today (June 4) by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Deputy Director General of Tourism Malaysia, Mr Haji Azizan Noordin.

     Organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the exhibition showcases the evolution of Victoria Harbour over the years into a vibrant, accessible and sustainable world-class attraction enjoyed by both local residents and tourists.

     The Director of the HKETO in Singapore, Mr Fong Ngai, said, "The design of the exhibition is modelled on the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, which makes use of the runway of the old Kai Tak airport. This new state-of-the-art cruise terminal, when fully operational, will be able to berth two of the biggest cruise liners in the world at the same time.

     "As the appetite for cruise travel continues to grow, we hope we can work with partners in Southeast Asia including Malaysia to further develop the cruise business in the region."

     The exhibition highlights major harbourfront enhancement projects at Kowloon East, West Kowloon and the New Central Harbourfront, showcasing Hong Kong's latest developments in the economic, arts and cultural arenas.

     In conjunction with the exhibition, a travel fair has been organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board to promote Hong Kong cruise travel as well as offer a multimedia "Discover Hong Kong" experience corner to feature Hong Kong's tourist attractions.

     Mr Fong said Hong Kong and Malaysia continue to enjoy close and multifaceted ties. Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination, with many tourist attractions for visitors to explore. In 2013, Hong Kong recorded close to 650 000 visitor arrivals from Malaysia.

     "Through this exhibition, we hope to present the new face of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong's vibrancy in its economy, arts and culture to our friends in Malaysia," he said.

     The exhibition and the travel fair will run daily until June 8 at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre in Malaysia and are part of the Hong Kong Week in Malaysia to celebrate the close ties between Hong Kong and Malaysia. Other activities include a "Hong Kong - ASEAN Regional Cooperation" business forum in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow (June 5) and a "Spotlight Hong Kong in Penang" festival in Penang from tomorrow to June 7.

Ends/Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Issued at HKT 19:43


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