Gundam Docks at Hong Kong Times Square II 2015

Gundam Docks at Hong Kong Times Square II 2015 (hkdigit-20150727-134304)

2015 Hong Kong Causeway Bay Times Square present Gundam Docks at Hong Kong II exhibition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BANDAI model. The world’s largest federal military 1:3 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, 1:3 Wing Gundam Zero EW ver.

MS-06F Zaku II Times Sqaure Tower (hkdigit-20150724-133807-01)
The exhibition took almost a year to make and assembled 7.5-meter-high 1:3 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam and 3m wide green MS-06F Zaku II will be presented at Times Square tower.

On the ground next to the piazza will feature the famous clock tower in Japan set up machinery division Hajime Katoki art teacher. Which will showcase a series of 2-meter sections of up to record Human Scale model of war who meet with you and take pictures.

Wing Gundam Zero EW Times Square (hkdigit-20150727-135040)

At 2/F lobby, the EFF will exhibit the world’s first 9.8-meter-high 1:3 Wing Gundam Zero EW wing up and low flyby.

Exhibition opening ceremony scheduled at 3:00 on August 1 to 4:00, when the “Gundam UC” director bridges Kazuhiro Kazuhiro Furuhashi and “Mobile Suit Gundam UC” famous Japanese male voice actors Kouki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama will attend to meet you and interview.

Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Born in 1960 at Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Kazuhiro Furuhashi began his career as an animator on Ranma ½, before moving onto production. His directorial debut was in 1990 with the Ranma ½ Hot Song Contest OVA.

His most notable directorial work includes the entire run of the popular Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter x Hunter, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Real Drive and Amatsuki.

Since 2010, he has directed the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA, which was successfully completed with the release of the 7th volume on May 17, 2014. It became the top record-breaking megahit in Japan, with over 20,000,000 DVD and Blu-ray units shipped, reaching the No. 1 spot in new weekly Blu-ray release rankings.

Koki Uchiyama

Born August 16th, Koki Uchiyama is known as Banagher Links from “Mobile Suit Gundam UC”, Roxas and Ventus from the “Kingdom Hearts” series, Kei Tsukishima from “Haikyu!!” and Yu Otosaka from “Charlotte” among many others.

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  • RG WING GUNDAM ZERO EW Ver.GUNDAM docks at Hong Kong Ⅱ HKD250

Gundam Docks at Hong Kong II Exhibition

Date : 1 August, 2015 ~ 31 August, 2015
Grand Opening : 1 August, 2015 3pm, Times Square Open Piazza
Venue : Times Square Open Piazza, Covered Piazza, 2/F Atrium
Address: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Time: 10am ~ 10pm
How to get there : MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit A

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Thunderstorm Warning issued

Wind And Rain Lash Central Walkway (hkdigit-20150722-083652-01)

24 July, 2015 HONG KONG – Thunderstorm Warning issued at 6:10 a.m. has been extended until noon today. A few thunderstorms are expected to occur. Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions when thunderstorms occur:

1. Stay indoors. Seek shelter in buildings if you are engaging in outdoor activities.

2. Do not stand on high grounds. Keep away from highly conductive objects, trees or masts.

Place : The Central Elevated Walkway, HONG KONG
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Flooding In Northern New Territories

Floods on the roads (hkdigit-20150722-085229)

24 July, 2015 HONG KONG – Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories updated by the Hong Kong Observatory at 9:55 a.m..

Heavy rain is affecting the northern part of the New Territories, especially in Sheung Shui, Ta Kwu Ling, San Tin and Ngau Tam Mei areas. More than 90 millimetres of rainfall have been recorded in the past 2 hours.

Residents in the northern New Territories, who are likely to be affected, are advised to take necessary precautions to avoid possible flood damage. Heavy rain may bring about flash floods. People should stay away from watercourses. They should also pay attention to the flood sirens if they are nearby.

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Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races 2015

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races 2015 (hkdigit-20120708-123124)

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races 2015

This year, China Construction Bank (Asia) continues to be the title sponsor of the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, recognised as an “M” Mark Event by the Major Sports Events Committee. Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia)

The racecourse of the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races will be in Victoria Harbour, approximately between the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong and Wing On Plaza. In addition to regular races in various championships and the International Breast Cancer Survivor Championship, there will be a fun-filled “Tug of War Fun Race” and the “Fancy Dress Race” on 5 July.

Participating teams

  • 411 teams from 143 dragon boat clubs, with about 4,000 competitors in total
  • 311 local teams
  • 100 overseas teams from 13 countries/regions, including Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Dubai, Japan, Korea, Macau, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK.

Race categories: 500m standard-boat, and 250m small-boat races in 23 categories

International Races

International Grand Championships
Winning teams from local and international races will compete against Hong Kong’s best to be named victors of the international grand championships:

  • International Open Grand Championship
  • International Mixed Grand Championship
  • International Women’s Grand Championship

International Championships
Teams from outside Hong Kong will compete in five international championships:

  • International Open Championship
  • International Mixed Championship
  • International Women’s Championship
  • International Paradragon Championship
  • International Breast Cancer Survivor Championship

Races for Breast Cancer Survivors

This year, we have among us a group of warriors — the breast cancer survivors (BCS). Crowned with the triumph of having defeated cancer, they will now vie for glory in the ‘International Breast Cancer Survivor Championship’, introduced in an effort to further promote the sport as a means to enhance physical and social wellbeing.

Since the first BCS dragon boat team ‘Abreast in a Boat’ was formed in 1996 as part of a study at the University of British Columbia on the impact of exercise on BCS, more and more BCS have found themselves benefiting from dragon boating, a sport that provides strenuous upper body activity in beautiful surroundings and a socially supportive environment which is now practised around the world.

Local Races

Top local teams will vie for victory in the following races:

  • President Shield
  • Chairman Shield

Local Championships‧Local Invitational Races
Local teams representing the banking, commercial corporations, professional bodies, and disciplinary forces etc will take part in the following races:

Local Championships

  • Open Championship
  • Mixed Championship
  • Women’s Championship
  • Inter-Company Championship
  • Banking Championship
  • Junior U23 Championship

Local Invitational Races

  • Hong Kong Districts Championship
  • Professionals Invitational Race
  • Disciplinary Forces Invitational Race
  • Uniformed Youth Groups Championship
  • Post-secondary Schools Invitational Race

More Fun and Games at the Dragon Boat Carnival

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival includes some zanier races that are just as hotly contested and just as spectacular to watch in the harbour. A dizzying array of fun and game will easily keep you busy throughout the day.

  • Youth Dragon Boat Training Programme
  • Youth Dragon Boat Training Programme participants from various uniformed youth groups and post-secondary schools will vie for glory at the races.
  • Fancy Dress Race
  • Local and overseas teams will compete for the ‘Best Costume Award’ in an eye-catching event.
  • Roving Performances
  • A flamboyant cast of marching bands, clowns and assorted entertainers are sure to put a smile on your face. Join in the fun with your favourite costume and props!

2015 Dragon Boat Team Listing :

  • Ams Dragon Boat Team (醫療輔助隊龍舟隊)
  • Arctic Char
  • Artland Hair And Beauty (雅廊美容中心)
  • Associacao Desportiva Ka I Macau (澳門加義體育會)
  • A-Team Alumni (A仔同學會)
  • A-Team Dubai Dragonboat Club
  • BCF Paddlers In The Pink
  • British Dragons – Singapore
  • Cathay Pacific Dragon Boat Team (國泰航空龍舟隊)
  • China Airlines Dragon Team (中華航空龍舟隊)
  • Chinese Taipei (Keelung) (中華台北基隆隊)
  • Chinese Taipei (Yilan) (中華台北 宜蘭縣羅東鎮代表隊)
  • Chinese Taipei (中華台北碧潭隊)
  • Chinese Taipei Wulai Warriors Dragon Boat Team (烏來區青年聯隊)
  • Chinese Taipei-Tchs (中華台北-Tchs)
  • City University Of Hong Kong (香港城市大學)
  • Daejeon City Corporation, Korea
  • Dbs Bank(Hong Kong) Red Dragons (星展銀行(香港)龍舟隊)
  • Dki Jakarta Team
  • Dongguan Machong Everbright Dragon Boat Team (東莞麻涌光大龍舟隊)
  • Dragon Boat Club Hkusu (香港大學學生會龍舟會)
  • Dragon Generation (龍的傳人)
  • Dragons Abreast Canberra, Australia
  • East China Dragon (華東龍舟聯隊)
  • Far East University (遠東科技大學)
  • Fu Jian Sheng Shi Shi Shi Xin Bo Long Zhou Ju Le Bu (福建省石獅市新博龍舟俱樂部)
  • Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited (富士施樂生意興龍)
  • Hkust Dragon Boat Team (香港科技大學龍舟隊(科大龍))
  • Hong Kong Association Of The Deaf (Hkad) (香港聾人協進會)
  • Hong Kong Japanese Club (香港日本人俱樂會)
  • Hong Kong Police Dragon Boat Club (警察龍舟會)
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board (香港旅遊發展局)
  • Island Ecc Ark
  • Jma Jewelery Dragon Boat Team (Jma 珠寶龍)
  • Kagoshima Nejime Dragon Boat Team (鹿兒島根占龍舟隊)
  • Kinabalu Pink Ribbon
  • Korea Dragon Boat Association (大韓龍船協會)
  • London Business School (倫敦商學院)
  • Macau Dba
  • Metro Water Sports Club (地鐵水上活動會)
  • Mr. Canoe Taiwan
  • Mr. Dragon Sports Association (健兒體育會)
  • Nagasaki City Peiron Association (長崎市白龍協會)
  • Nippon Paint (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd (立邦油漆(香港)有限公司 – 金瀛龍)
  • Nontaburi Thailand
  • Ntec Dragon Boat Team (新界東醫院聯網龍舟隊)
  • Ouhk Dragon Boat Club (香港公開大學龍舟會)
  • Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PBDF) Elite Team
  • Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Dragon Boat Team
  • Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team
  • Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (香港遊艇會)
  • Savage International Dragon Boat Association (野人國際龍舟隊)
  • Singapore Dragon Boat Association (新加坡龍舟協會)
  • Singapore Shell Club (蜆殼龍舟隊)
  • Spanish Armada (西班牙䚀隊)
  • Tai Po District Dragon Boat Race Committee (大埔區龍舟競賽委員會)
  • Team Mushu Of Hong Kong Disneyland
  • The Canadian Chamber Of Commerce In South China (中加商會龍舟隊)
  • The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (香港女童軍總會)
  • The Hong Kong Institute Of Architects (香港建築師學會)
  • The Hong Kong Institute Of Chartered Secretaries (香港特許秘書公會)
  • The Hong Kong Institute Of Education (香港教育學院龍舟隊)
  • The Mira Hong Kong
  • The Neighbourhood Advice Action Council Rehebilitation Service Division
  • Ubs Blazing Paddles (瑞銀 Blazing Paddles)
  • Viva Britannia
  • Wayfoong Sports Club (匯豐體育會)
  • Windsor Arch Nanhai Jiu Jiang Dragon Boat Team (名門世家南海九江龍舟隊)

Special races

3 July (1st round: 2:10pm; 2nd round: 3:40pm) International Breast Cancer Survivor Championship
This year, we have among us a group of warriors – breast cancer survivors (BCS) from Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK. After their victory over breast cancer, they will now vie for glory in the International Breast Cancer Survivor Championship, introduced in an effort to further promote the sport as a means to enhance physical and social well-being.

5 July (1:10pm) Tug-of-war Fun Race

In this brand new event, two teams of paddlers, each at one end of the same boat will paddle in opposite directions in a test of strength and try to move the boat in their direction.

5 July (1:25pm) Hong Kong Airlines Fancy Dress Race
Local and overseas teams in special costumes will compete for “Best Costume Award”.

Date: 3-5 July 2015 (Friday to Sunday)
Time: Friday, 3 July: noon to 5pm ; Saturday, 4 July: 8:30am to 6pm ; Sunday, 5 July: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Victoria Harbour, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Starting line: near the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Finishing line: close to Wing On Plaza
Admission: Free
How to get there

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit G, walk along Mody Road towards the East Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront for about 15 minutes.
  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit P1.
  • Star Ferry from either Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui. Turn right after alighting from the ferry and walk along the waterfront for about 15 minutes.

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