Hello every one... it's July 1st 2007 at approx 9am here in Hong Kong, and today it's the 10th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from UK administration to the People's Republic of China.
Right now, the skies are mostly cloudy with some blue and sunshine filtering thru.. but there are also some grey lingering clouds and rain is in the forecast for today.
Ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary have already started and a procession of colorful boats seem to be underway on Victoria Harbour.
There is police presence all over the city and major roads close to the waterfront in kowloon and HK Island will be closing to vehicular traffic at 6pm today, in anticipation of major crowds showing up for tonight's lavish fireworks display at from 8pm until 8:36pm, over Victoria Harbour. Yours truly will try to catch a glimpse of that show today and report back, but in the meantime, I will stop by HKDL for a few hours today to check out how the park will (or not) benefit from this holiday here in HK, or to see if the folks at HKDL have anything special prepared for guests today (doubtful). We'll see.
I know at least CNN international is having periodic live coverage from HK today of all of the special events planned for the day... so you may want to check out your CNN and BBC internationa channels.
I will add more info to this topic later tonight...
This is TDLFAN reporting live from Hong Kong.