Time for Filipinos to visit Hong Kong

The “Marvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years and Beyond” roving exhibition come to Manila.

For several decades, the people of Hong Kong and the Philippines have enjoyed close ties.  A leading official believes it’s time to revive the relationship.

In a recent press briefing, Sheung-yuen Lee, Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKTEO) encouraged Filipinos to visit Hong Kong to revive their strong ties during the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

As part of the celebration, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) recently launched the “Marvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years and Beyond” roving exhibition in Manila to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Co-organized by HKETO Jakarta with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the exhibition aims to underscore the remarkable achievements of the HKSAR over the past 25 years, as well as  highlight Hong Kong’s vast opportunities under the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and its appeal in such areas as tourism and culture.

After the lifting of the compulsory quarantine requirement for overseas visitors to Hong Kong, HKETO Jakarta aims to showcase different facets of Hong Kong’s latest developments, thereby attracting business and leisure travelers from the Philippines to visit the city.

Last August, the HKTEO launched the “Marvels in Hong Kong” event series to showcase Hong Kong’s unique characters with our iconic East-meets-West culture and a dynamic confluence of the old and the new, and to highlight exciting developments in the areas of tourism and culture.

As a signature event of the series, he said the exhibition brings together contents from various aspects, including Hong Kong’s achievements over the past 25 years and beyond, business and trade opportunities in the Guangdong Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as the city’s latest offerings in the areas of tourism and culture.

“The exhibition has been staged in Malaysia and Indonesia over the past two months, and we are excited to present it in the Philippines today. Hong Kong and the Philippines have been enjoying close people-to-people connections. With our lifting of the quarantine requirement for overseas visitor arrivals since late September, we very much look forward to welcoming friends from the Philippines again,” he explained.


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