08 Feb 2013

Southern District Council promotes Stanley Plaza as tourist destination

In a joint effort to attract local, mainland and overseas tourists to Southern District, The Link Management Limited (“The Link”) join hands with the Southern District Tourism and work as exclusive partner for the first time launched the annual Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival 2013.
Officiating guests at the opening ceremony held at Aberdeen Promenade held on 7 February 2013 included Head of Marketing of The Link, Miss Hilda Wong, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Southern District Council Chairman Mr Chu Ching-hong, JP, and District Officer (Southern) Ms Christine Wai, JP, as well as over 100 local artists and visitors.
The Festival’s opening Winter Fiesta event, which started on the same day, will feature Chinese New Year booths selling homemade handicrafts and works of art to promote the local creative industry.  At the opening ceremony for Winter Fiesta, a number of well-known local artists performed in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Head of Marketing of The Link, Miss Hilda Wong, said, “The Link’s flagship property Stanley Plaza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong. Building on our past successes, we are honoured to have the opportunity to partner with the Southern District Tourism in organising a broad range of activities that contribute to the local community.  In April, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Hong Kong San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, as well as Stanley International Beer Festival, festive celebrations and closing ceremony at Stanley Plaza and Murray House in fourth quarter. We hope to encourage more visitors to come and enjoy the scenic beauty and artistic atmosphere of Stanley.”
In addition to Stanley Plaza and Murray House, The Link has also organised a wide variety of promotional activities in cooperation with organisations such as Stanley Dragon Boat Festival with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Guinness World Record-setting PAWS by the Sea event, and World of Food and Music with Stanley Plaza and Murray House tenants. These events have attracted international media coverage and thousands of visitors to Stanley.
About the Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival
The Southern District Council has been holding the Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival since 2010.
From today until 30 December 2013, Southern District Tourism will invest more than HK$3 million organising a wide range of activities that introduce visitors to the district’s unique cultures and destinations for dining and entertainment.
Southern District is home to numerous breath-taking scenic spots from Cyberport, Aberdeen and Ocean Park to Repulse Bay, Stanley and Shek O. Together with several beautiful beaches and small communities, these attractions make the district an ideal destination for tourists and local visitors.
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