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Where to go to watch Chinese New Year Fireworks display

04 February 2019

The 2019 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display is scheduled to be held at 8pm on the second day of the Lunar New Year (February 6) over Victoria Harbor. Picture shows the first scene, featuring the display of the number "8" and golden ingots to symbolise a prosperous year to come.

This year’s Lunar New Year Fireworks Display will be held at 8pm tomorrow (February 6) on the second day of the Lunar New Year over Victoria Harbor.

The best places to watch the display include the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Salisbury Garden, the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Urban Council Centenary Garden, Middle Road Children's Playground, Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden, Hung Hom Promenade and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park along the Kowloon waterfront, as well as Tamar Park and Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section) on the waterfront of Hong Kong Island.

A total of 23 888 firing shells will be discharged in the display from three barges in a 23-minute extravaganza consisting of eight scenes.


 

The event is co-ordinated by the Home Affairs Bureau and sponsored by Shimao Group and supported by the Friends of Hong Kong Association.

Highlights of the fireworks display will include the display of the number "8" and golden ingots in the first scene to symbolize a prosperous year to come, as well as the display of pig noses and Saturn rings alongside the theme song of local comics character McDull in the second scene, wishing people all the best in the Year of the Pig.

 

Strobes and waterfall-like effects in the fourth scene, "When I fall in love", will create a romantic ambience, intended for all lovers for the Valentine's Day that follows the Lunar New Year.

The fireworks display will reach its climax in the last scene with the firing of 10 seven-inch shells featuring brocade crowns and purple pistils simultaneously, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

 

To maximize enjoyment of the display, can tune in to Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4 (FM 97.6 to 98.9) for synchronized music.

People are also urged to help keep public areas clean and to show respect for public property. They are also urged to show consideration in order to make the event a safe one.

 

The LCSD, together with the law enforcement teams of other relevant departments, will strengthen patrols at LCSD venues where large crowds are expected. Measures will be stepped up to tackle littering, illegal hawking and vandalism.

A spokesman for the LCSD urged members of the public to take their belongings with them when leaving the venues and not to leave trash behind.

 

He said that littering offenders will be subject to a fixed penalty of $1,500. Publicity materials reminding members of the public to keep places clean will be displayed at the venues while additional cleaning staff and security guards will also be deployed.

The spokesman also reminded people that the above-mentioned venues will be very crowded during the fireworks display. Visitors are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and take special care of their safety.

They should pay attention to crowd management measures and take heed of police instructions, he added. 

For her part, the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, issued her lunar new year message: "This year is the Year of the Pig. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous year ahead."


 

 

 

 

 





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