The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) once again stage the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations on 31 December, 2010.
This year, the HKTB will bring in new visual effects to the pyrotechnic display, including numeric patterns for the countdown. The combination of colourful patterns and movements atop the buildings will symbolise a soaring dragon, which is set to light up the spectacular, world-famous Victoria Harbour.
In the last 10 seconds preceding 2011, pyrotechnics carrying the patterns of numbers 10 to 1 will be launched one by one atop Two ifc and nine selected buildings on Hong Kong Island to lead spectators in a citywide countdown. As the clock strikes midnight, a four-minute choreographed musical pyrotechnical show will commence. During the show, pyrotechnics will be ignited on both sides and atop Two ifc, as well as the top of the other nine buildings. As well as special visual treats, the display will symbolise a colourful dragon soaring up the sky above Victoria Harbour to stand for further progress of Hong Kong’s economy in 2011.
Event Rundown for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations:
Date: 31 Dec 2010
Time: 11:59 pm
Activity: Officiating Ceremony begins
Gigantic numerical pyrotechnic countdown display on the rooftop of Two ifc and nine other designated buildings on Hong Kong Island.
Date: 1 Jan 2011
Time: 12 midnight
Activity: Ceremony performed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR and other officiating guests “2011″ appears on the façade of Two ifc, followed by a four-minute pyrotechnical show.
- Along Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront between the Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (spectators can listen to the theme song broadcast)
How to get there: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs.
- Along West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
How to get there: MTR Jordan Station Exit C1 or MTR Kowloon Station Exit A. Then take a taxi.
Hong Kong Side
- Along the promenade at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai
(spectators can listen to the theme song broadcast)
How to get there: MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5. Follow signs to Golden Bauhinia Square by covered walkway. About a 15-minute walk.
- Area around Central Piers
How to get there: MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1. Walk through ifc mall to Central Piers.
- Join a New Year Countdown Cruise and watch the show from a boat in the harbour
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