To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and to highlight Hong Kong’s most recent advancements in fields like the arts, culture, and tourism, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) today on August 24 launched Marvels in Hong Kong, a dedicated event series. A media launch event was organised today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by HKETO Jakarta and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) to commemorate the event series’ formal premiere.
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 the Southest Asia of the HKTB, Mr Raymond Chan, said that Hong Kong has always been close to the hearts of Malaysian travellers, 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 travellers back to Hong Kong to experience the new tourism offerings.
To celebrate this significant milestone, HKETO Jakarta sang the 25th anniversary of the HKSAR’s founding theme song, “Heading Forward,” at the occasion. The HKTB also invited Malaysian celebrities and artists to promote the most up-to-date information and must-see locations for visitors to Hong Kong through interactive activities and artwork, showcasing the city’s distinctive character with its recognisable East-meets-West culture and a dynamic mix of the old and new.
The Marvels in Hong Kong series features a wide range of events, including roving exhibitions, cultural performances, and media meetings, to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of the HKSAR during the previous 25 years. As the following event in the series, HKETO Jakarta will host an exhibition in Kuala Lumpur this weekend titled “Marvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years and Beyond.”