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Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum to give reopening souvenirs

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) will give away souvenirs to visitors to its newly renovated Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum starting on Friday (January 29). 

The souvenir, a cute multi-purpose keychain, will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis for the first five days of the reopening(January 29 to 31 and February 2 to 3). 

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Category: Getting Around

Billiard Centre of Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre opened

The Billiard Centre of Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre, which is under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), opened to the public January 28. The centre will help promote billiard sports by providing a variety of billiard facilities for public use and for organisations and schools to hold training sessions.

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Entries invited for flower show plant exhibit competition

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2010, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held in Victoria Park for 10 days from March 19-28. This year's flower show features "Fairy Tales of Flowers" as its theme and Cineraria as its theme flower.

People are to take part in the show's plant exhibit competition, and winning entries will be displayed for public enjoyment at the show. Applications are free of charge and will be open until February 12.

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Colourful hand-weaving works by rehab people on display

More than 100 pieces of SAORI works, which demonstrate how rehabilitated people use perseverance and determination to overcome their limitations, are now on show at the Hong Kong Central Library until February 1.

"ORI" means weaving in Japanese and "SAORI" can be interpreted as "weaving with a difference". The unique art form came from Ms Misao Jo, who designed a lightweight weaving loom that is easy to operate and allows more people to enjoy the pleasure of weaving. Misao encourages weavers to achieve breakthroughs from traditional weaving techniques and express themselves freely. The SAORI she promotes emphasises the beauty of being different, while encouraging participation by people of various levels of ability, through which the philosophy of mutual appreciation, recognition and respect is embodied.

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Epic wartime escape brought back to life

The two-year exhibition, entitled "Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow", jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Escape Re-enactment Organisation (HERO), formed earlier this year by descendants of the original escape party, will run at the museum from December 25 to December 31, 2011.

The 68 escapees included China's top representative in Hong Kong before and during the war, Admiral Chan Chak, whose son Donald Chan, the President of Hong Kong Escape Re-enactment Organisation, was one of the officiating guests at the opening ceremony. Other officiating guests included the Deputy Consul-General and Head of Political, Economic and Public Affairs, British Consulate-General in Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Neale Jagoe; the Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of History, Ms Esa Leung; and widow of Lt Col John Collingwood, Captain of MTB 11 of the Escape Group in 1941, Mrs Kay Collingwood.

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30% off Hong Kong Hotels for Chinese New Year

Too busy to go out for holiday during the Chinese New Year or have friends visiting? Check out the hottest hotel deal at Hong Kong. ZUJI have specially selected an array of Hong Kong hotel deal for you to choose from.  Discount up to 30% off!

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Category: Latest Tech

50 years of weather radar observations in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Observatory December 15 commemorated the 50th anniversary of weather radar observations in Hong Kong. A new weather radar product featuring radar images on geographical information display was launched to enhance weather radar services for the public.

At a press conference, Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-ming, reviewed the history of weather radar observations in Hong Kong.  He said weather radar had been serving Hong Kong since 1959.

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Category: People Living

Students invited to enter flower show drawing competition

Primary and secondary school students interested in joining the Student Drawing Competition of Hong Kong Flower Show 2010 are invited to enrol through their schools before February 12.

The competition, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held on March 19 (Friday) from 9am to noon at Victoria Park.

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Air Pacific launches non-stop flights between Fiji and Hong Kong

Soaking up the South Pacific sun on a coral-fringed island, dropping anchor at a palm-edged beach, scuba diving, surfing reef breaks or dallying through tropical rainforests have all become directly accessible from Hong Kong as Air Pacific announced December 7 the launch of its new non-stop flights between Fiji and Hong Kong.

Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama officiated at the ceremony which was held at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to herald the new route. He was accompanied by several key Fijian dignitaries including Air Pacific Board Chairman Mr Nalin Patel, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Air Pacific, Mr John Campbell.

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