Exhibitions, light and music show and carnival to be held amid 20th anniversary celebrations (with photos)
The third leg of the "HKSAR 20th Anniversary Roving Exhibition" will open at Plaza Hollywood in Diamond Hill on June 16 (Friday).
An LED touchscreen panel will be set up at the venue to showcase the developments and achievements of the HKSAR over the past 20 years in areas such as the economy, technology, infrastructure, tourism, culture and sport. The exhibition will also feature winning entries of the 20th anniversary poster and video competitions.
An interactive game zone as well as a giant rubber duck, birthday cake and longevity bun for photo-taking and selfies are also among the attractions. The 20th anniversary theme song "Hong Kong Our Home" and two promotional videos with the theme "Together · Progress · Opportunity" will also be shown. Visitors can take home a 20th anniversary souvenir distributed on the day after clicking the "Like" button on the HKSAR 20th anniversary Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HKSAR20).
The exhibition will be held until June 22 at the Stars Atrium, 1/F, Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill. The opening hours will be from 11am to 9pm on June 16 to 21, and 11am to 5pm on June 22. Members of the public are welcome to visit and admission is free.
As one of the celebration activities for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit will be held from June 16 to 18 (Friday to Sunday) at Halls 3D and 3E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The event is co-hosted by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. It is designed for all sectors of the community and the general public, especially stakeholders in elderly care and the service sector, elderly persons and their family members and caregivers.
The Expo will be open to the public for free. Registration is required and can be made at the venue registration counter or through the event website in advance. More than 100 local and international exhibitors will showcase their inventions and products, which are designed to improve the quality of life for the elderly and provide convenience for their carers. Some products to be shown at the Expo will be exhibited for the first time in Hong Kong.
The opening hours of the Expo are as follows:
- June 16 (Friday), 1pm to 7pm;
- June 17 (Saturday), 10am to 7pm; and
- June 18 (Sunday), 10am to 5pm.
Members of the public can also register on a first-come, first-served basis to join the free plenary sessions and workshops, in which experts and stakeholders will exchange views on issues related to population ageing and gerontechnology. For more information and registration, please visit gies2017.hkcss.org.hk or www.facebook.com/gies2017.
The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival is the largest skills advancement event in Hong Kong. The 2017 event will be held at Halls 5B and 5C of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 16 and 17 (Friday and Saturday) and is jointly organised by the Vocational Training Council, the Construction Industry Council and the Clothing Industry Training Authority, and supported by the Education Bureau.
Programmes will include skills competitions, try-a-skill activities, seminars featuring experts, career advice by counsellors, a showcase of secondary students' skills, and more. The event will provide a unique platform for highlighting trades and skills through competitions and aims to promote excellence in skills among young people to raise productivity.
Admission is free and the opening hours are 10am to 6pm. Registration can be made in advance on the event website or on admission at the registration counter by showing the QR Code on the event's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/worldskillshongkong). For details of the event, please visit www.whkc2017.hk or call 3151 8900.
Music lovers should not miss the "Thematic Light-and-Music Show" to be held in Sha Tin on June 17 (Saturday) from 7.30pm to 9pm. The event is organised by the Sha Tin District Council to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR and the commissioning of the new thematic lighting system at the Lek Yuen Bridge, the Sand Martin Bridge and the Banyan Bridge.
Along the Shing Mun River Promenade, spectators can enjoy the synchronisation of unique thematic lighting on the bridges with live performances by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. An audio system will be set up at the public viewing zones located at riverside areas on both sides of the Sand Martin Bridge facing Yuen Wo Road Sports Centre.
This is a free walk-in event for members of the public to join. For enquiries, please call 2158 5441 or 2158 5414.
There will be something for all at "The Community Care and Integration Carnival in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong to our Motherland".
Organised by the Mongkok Kai Fong Association and Yau Tsim Mong District Office, the carnival will present stage performances, booth games, inflatable games and other fun activities.
The event is free-admission and will be held on June 17 (Saturday) from 1.30pm to 5.30pm at the Anchor Street Playground, Tai Kwok Tsui, Kowloon. For enquiries, please call 2395 3107.
To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together · Progress · Opportunity".
Altogether, more than 600 events and activities will be staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.
For full details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, June 11, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00