HONG KONG WELCOMES 2009 WITH SPECTACULAR COUNTDOWN CELEBRATIONS

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday January 5, 2009 08:01
Bangkok--5 Jan--Francomasia

Hong Kong was at the pinnacle of beauty and glamour. With Victoria Harbour as the backdrop, complemented with uplifting music and the dazzling pyrotechnic display at the Two International Finance Centre (Two ifc), the “Hong Kong’s New Year Countdown Celebrations” created a lasting impression on everyone in Hong Kong and overseas as they ushered in 2009.

Mr James Tien, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), hoped that the event would herald messages of hope for both Hong Kong people and visitors for a new year. “We sincerely hope that people in Hong Kong will rise to the challenges and embrace opportunities ahead with faith and confidence. At the same time, we believe that international media coverage of the event will once again showcase Hong Kong’s strong appeal as a cosmopolitan city.”

Mr Thomas Kwok, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties said, “Our company works to build a better Hong Kong as part of our commitment to ‘building homes with heart’. We are again sponsoring the countdown at ifc to celebrate the New Year with the people of Hong Kong. With the countdown at a major Hong Kong landmark, it should again draw international attention like last year. The colourful pyrotechnic show will symbolize our city’s vibrancy in a prosperous year ahead. I’m sure that the solidarity and perseverance of Hong Kong people will lead the city to a brighter future.”

Dr The Hon Lee Shau-kee, Chairman of Henderson Land Group said, “Henderson Land is committed to bringing enjoyment to the public by supporting territory-wide and international events. We are delighted to participate in the New Year Eve’s countdown again this year. The spectacular pyrotechnic show displayed on Hong Kong’s icon, Two ifc, not only brings festive joy, but also symbolises new hope for 2009. May I wish Hong Kong everlasting prosperity in the years to come!”

The five-minute choreographed musical pyrotechnic show of the “Hong Kong’s New Year Countdown Celebrations” is organised by the HKTB, presented by International Finance Centre and supported by Henderson Land Development Company Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. Besides Two ifc, a total of nine other buildings on Hong Kong Island also participated in the pyrotechnic show tonight. The theme song of the event was composed by renowned musician Mr Peter Kam and performed by local singers.

Photo Caption

After the clock struck midnight, the figure of “2009” was displayed in LED lights on the facade of Two ifc, accompanied by choreographed musical pyrotechnic show on the two sides of Two ifc and the rooftop of nine other buildings on Hong Kong Island.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Khun Wandee Lerdsupongkit
Tel. 02233 4329/39 Fax: 02236 8030
Email: pr@francomasia.com

Latest Press Release

The Killers to Headline Sunday Night Yasalam After-Race Concert at 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have announced the next global music superstars to perform at this year's Yasalam After-Race Concert as part of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019. American rockers The Killers will bring...

Outrigger Hospitality Group Names VP and Chief Information Officer

Outrigger Hospitality Group has named Henry Schwartz vice president and chief information officer. Schwartz provides vision and leadership in developing and implementing global Information Technology (IT) strategies, initiatives, capabilities, policies,...

ANA Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Bangkok-Tokyo Route

ANA holds a blessing ceremony for the30th Anniversary of Bangkok – Tokyo Route on July 14, 2019. All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, today marked 30 years since its inaugural flight between...

Dusit Doha Hotel brings a further taste of Thailand to Qatar with the opening of Benjarong Restaurant and Devarana Spa

New hotel in Doha's vibrant West Bay area adds authentic Thai fine dining and luxurious spa treatments to its extensive offerings. Dusit Doha Hotel, a new luxury property under the management of Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and...

Minor Hotels Introduces Avani and Oaks brands to Yangon, Myanmar

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of more than 520 hotels in 53 countries, will debut its Avani and Oaks brands in Yangon, Myanmar, with the development of two hotels as part of a management agreement with...

Related Topics