LCSD launches one-stop online resources centre for the public to participate in multi-faceted leisure and cultural activities from the comfort of their home


6th April 2020 – (Hong Kong)  During the fight against COVID-19, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) appeals to the public to be vigilant, stay home as much as possible and maintain social distancing. To help with this effort, the department has launched a special one-stop online resources centre today to enrich the lives of the public during this period regardless of whether venues are open or closed. The public can now view or participate in multi-faceted leisure and cultural activities that suit all ages from the comfort of their homes.
For sports lovers, the online resources centre offers sports stars’ appeals to stay healthy, while providing demonstrations of home exercises as well as offering videos of exercise demonstrations and interactive games of the Healthy Exercise for All Campaign. For passive activities, the information portal carries rich knowledge on the plants and animals at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, old and valuable trees at the LCSD’s major parks and colourful archives of the Hong Kong Flower Show, which can draw people closer to nature.
 The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum are collaborating with the Google Arts & Culture Project to showcase various exhibits in digital format. The Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Science Museum greet online visitors with virtual exhibitions that explore previous fascinating collections. Moreover, pamphlets, audio guide and multi-media programmes have been uploaded onto Virtually@HKMoA. Extensive content from Intangible Cultural Heritage and modern arts integrating into life from Oi! is also not to be missed.
 The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) offers vast e-resources, allowing the public to explore the fun of reading at home. Among these e-resources are specially selected content highlighting healthy living, and the “15-minute Read” online programme co-organised by the HKPL and Radio Television Hong Kong to encourage daily reading.
As for performing arts, digital content covers concert archives from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta; timeless performances by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre; Chung Ying Theatre Company’s Facebook education and outreach page; a special outdoor multi-media production of the World Cultures Festival 2019 “Nobody but a princess…” and the Jumbo Kids Theatre’s Classroom.
The LCSD’s one-stop online resources centre is now available. The department will keep updating and enriching the resources centre for the public to enjoy.