HKETO Jakarta Launches Marvels in Hong Kong event series to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
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 (August 24) launched Marvels in Hong Kong, a dedicated event series. A media launch ceremony for the event series was place today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by HKETO Jakarta and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
The Director-General of HKETO Jakarta, Mr. Law Kin-wai, noted in his remarks at the media launch ceremony that Hong Kong is a highly international city with enormous appeal in addition to its well-known advantages in business and trade. As an illustration, he used the historic construction of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), a developing international centre for the arts and culture that is home to world-class attractions including the Xiqu Centre, the M+ museum, and the Hong Kong Palace Museum.
In accordance with the nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan, Mr. Law added. Hong Kong is unmistakably positioned as a hub for East-meets-West cultural and artistic interchange. With the development of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre, the Lyric Theatre Complex in the WKCD, and the Kai Tak Sports Park as a mega performance venue, the city will further solidify its competitive advantage.
Mr. Raymond Chan, Regional Director of the Southest Asia of the HKTB, also spoke at the occasion. He noted that Malaysia is a significant vital source market for Hong Kong and that Malaysian travellers have a special affection for Hong Kong. Hong Kong is eager to welcome Malaysian tourists back to the city to take advantage of the new experiences and infrastructure that have been developed there.
HKETO Jakarta sang the 25th anniversary of the HKSAR’s founding theme song, “Heading Forward,” to commemorate this significant occasion. The HKTB also invited Malaysian celebrities and artists to promote the most recent information and must-see locations for visitors to Hong Kong through interactive activities and artwork. This was done to highlight the city’s unique 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.”