4th July 2022 – (Hong Kong) To mark the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Tai Po District Office (TPDO) and the Tai Po District Preparatory Committee for Activities to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR launched a variety show on an unprecedented scale with the elements of sea, land and sky at the Tai Po Waterfront Park yesterday (July 3) to showcase the cultural tradition and local characteristics of Tai Po District.
The sea, land and sky parade consisted of a sea parade in Tolo Harbour and Lam Tsuen River featuring 25 boats with Tai Po themed lighting decorations; a Switch-on Ceremony under the Spiral Lookout Tower, a funfair with game booths and a music variety show; as well as a 200-drone show over the Tolo Harbour. Over 20 district organisations were involved in the co-ordination of the event, demonstrating the harmony and unity of the Tai Po District.
The sea, land and sky parade was smoothly conducted thanks to the close liaison among relevant government departments. The Marine Department and the Marine Police provided massive information and assistance to facilitate the conduct of the boat parade and application for permits in accordance with maritime laws and regulations. The Hong Kong Observatory and the Civil Aviation Department offered professional advice on the weather and the drone show to ensure that the aerial performance complied with relevant regulations and safety requirements. The Police Force and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ensured that the Tai Po Waterfront Park and the Lam Tsuen River were safe and orderly for the public to enjoy the show. The Home Affairs Department and the TPDO express sincere gratitude to the support and co-operation of the above-mentioned departments.
In addition, the event attracted participations from youths in the Mainland and Hong Kong. During the Switch-on Ceremony under the Spiral Lookout Tower, youths from Hong Kong and Lo Wu jointly performed the song, titled “A date in Greater Bay”, which was produced by youths from the Tai Po Youth Network and Lo Wu during the pandemic. Filled with the friendship of youngsters from the two places, the song seeks to enhance their understanding of the developments in our nation and Hong Kong, while demonstrating their courage, versatility and renewed perseverance during the pandemic.
Speaking at the Switch-on Ceremony under the Spiral Lookout Tower, the Director of Home Affairs, Mrs Alice Cheung, said, “Hong Kong has been facing unprecedented challenges over the past few years. Thanks to the staunch support from our nation and the positive energy spread by citizens in unity, Hong Kong has been forging ahead.” She sincerely hoped that young people in Hong Kong would continue to engage in community building initiatives and activities, contribute to the development of the motherland and Hong Kong, and work together to build a better Hong Kong, China.
The TPDO will launch more exciting celebratory activities in the Tai Po District from July to November, including a youth painting exhibition to be held at the Tai Po Waterfront Park, the Tai Po Rural Football Cup Tournament to be held at the Tai Po Kwong Fuk Football Ground, Tai Po Inno Expo to be held at the Hong Kong Science Park and schools in Tai Po, etc, for the public to share the joy of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.
For details of the celebration events in 18 districts, please visit the Facebook page of the Home Affairs Department (www.facebook.com/HADFB).