“Marvels in Hong Kong” Touring Exhibit Visits Manila
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) launched the traveling exhibition “Wonders of Hong Kong: 25 Years and Beyond” in Manila on October 14 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Administrative Region. Hong Kong Special (HKSAR).
The heads of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the Federation of Philippino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc., the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Inc., as well as representatives from the local business community attended the event.
Co-organized by HKETO Jakarta with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Bureau and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the exhibition aims to highlight the remarkable achievements of the SAR of Hong Kong over the past 25 years, as well as highlighting Hong Kong’s boundless opportunities in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao (GBA) Greater Bay Area and its attractiveness in areas such as tourism and culture.
Following the lifting of the mandatory quarantine requirement for foreign visitors to Hong Kong, HKETO Jakarta wishes to showcase different facets of the latest developments in Hong Kong, thereby attracting business and leisure travelers from the Philippines to visit the city.
“In August, we launched this series of events to showcase Hong Kong’s unique characters with our iconic culture between East and West and a dynamic confluence of old and new, and to highlight highlights exciting developments in the fields of tourism and culture.As the signature event of the series, this exhibition brings together content from various aspects over the past 25 years and beyond, business opportunities, as well as the latest our city offers in the fields of tourism and culture,” said Sheung-yuen Lee, director general of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, in his speech.
“Hong Kong and the Philippines enjoy close people-to-people relations. With the quarantine requirement for foreign visitor arrivals lifted since late September, we look forward to welcoming friends from the Philippines again,” he said. added.
n The “Wonders of Hong Kong” traveling exhibition aims to highlight the remarkable achievements of the Hong Kong SAR over the past 25 years, as well as to highlight the limitless opportunities of Hong Kong in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
In his online address, GBA Development Commissioner Tommy Yuen pointed out that the GBA is the most open and economically dynamic region in China, with huge growth potential and opportunities.
“The Hong Kong SAR government has worked closely with its mainland and Macao counterparts to develop and implement innovations and policy breakthroughs to facilitate the smooth movement of people, goods, capital and goods. information within the GBA.
“Hong Kong will continue to make the most of the advantages of ‘one country, two systems’, its strong market-oriented business environment backed by the rule of law, and its world-class professional services and infrastructure connectivity to help our friends from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations participate in and benefit from the development of the GBA,” Yuen noted.
Also speaking at the event, HKTB Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Raymond Chan, said HKTB is delighted to partner with HKETO Jakarta to showcase Hong Kong’s diverse neighborhoods, such as the cultural district of West Kowloon, Sham Shui Po and Central.
“We all agree that the pandemic has posed a huge challenge to all economic sectors, including global tourism, and it has reshaped the overall tourism landscape. Despite border closures, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has not never stopped launching market campaigns here in the Philippines as it is crucial for us to maintain Hong Kong’s presence and visibility in order to keep Hong Kong as the top destination for Filipino travelers,” Chan said.
“The recent announcement of the ‘0+3’ travel measure is another milestone for Hong Kong. Currently, visitors to Hong Kong are no longer required to undergo a hotel quarantine period upon arrival. , but only at the three-day medical surveillance period. This is a big step for us and we look forward to sharing good news with you in the days to come. We hope to see you soon in Hong Kong to enjoy the various experiences in these incredible neighborhoods,” he added.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and South Asia, Ronald Ho, and representatives from the local business community also attended the event.
The Philippine chapter of the touring exhibition “Wonders in Hong Kong: 25 Years and Beyond” was held at Ayala Malls Manila Bay from October 14-16. HKETO Jakarta has held this exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Jakarta, Indonesia over the past two months to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong SAR with local communities.