Spectacular pyrotechnic display to proceed as scheduled tonight

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1st May 2024 – (Hong Kong) As the Labour Day holiday kicks off, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is preparing for an electrifying celebration with a magnificent marine pyrotechnic show scheduled for today. Despite the uncertainty caused by the issuance of the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal twice last night until this morning, the HKTB has confirmed that the pyrotechnic display will go ahead as scheduled at 8pm tonight, illuminating the skies above Victoria Harbour. This event serves as a captivating centerpiece for the wider Golden Week festivities, aiming to boost local tourism and attract more visitors to Hong Kong.

Commencing at 8pm later, the pyrotechnic spectacle is expected to captivate spectators for a duration of 10 minutes, enchanting the night with a mesmerising array of patterns and colors that will reach heights of up to 100 meters above the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Located just 130 meters offshore near East Tsim Sha Tsui, the display forms part of the HKTB’s comprehensive efforts to create a vibrant and energetic atmosphere throughout the city during this significant holiday period.

In conjunction with the pyrotechnic show, the HKTB has launched a dedicated online resource—a convenient one-stop webpage showcasing enticing Golden Week offers. This platform consolidates extensive information on shopping discounts, dining deals, hotel packages, and special activities available across the city. It also provides practical details such as traffic arrangements and opening hours for major attractions, ensuring both tourists and locals can make the most of this holiday week.

For those seeking prime locations to view the Labor Day pyrotechnics, the following spots are recommended:

  1. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, near East Tsim Sha Tsui, offering the best visibility of the display. Sound systems will be installed to enhance the experience with synchronized music.
  2. Hung Hom Promenade, adjacent to Kin Wan Street.
  3. East Coast Park Precinct in North Point.
  4. Wan Chai harbourfront area, encompassing the Water Sports and Recreation Precinct and HarbourChill.
  5. Wan Chai Temporary Promenade, near Golden Bauhinia Square.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure is bringing showers and thunderstorms to Guangdong and the surrounding waters. Additionally, an easterly airstream will gradually affect the coastal areas of eastern Guangdong throughout tonight.

Weather forecast for this afternoon and tonight: