2008 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade

Organiser
Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)

Title Sponsor
Cathay Pacific Airways is the title sponsor for the 10th consecutive year

Theme
“Riding High – Hong Kong Spectacular!”

Highlights of the Parade

A new route

Interactive elements

Chinese and local cultural performances

Date & Location

7 February 2007 (Thursday), first evening of the Year of the Rat

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Opening ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui

Parade Route

Starts at Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui

Proceeds along Salisbury Road to Mody Lane, makes U-turn and ends at New World centre

Three performing zones along Salisbury Road:
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Near the YMCA of Hong Kong
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Near Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong
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Opposite to Wing On Plaza

Parade Elements

The 13th staging of the Chinese New Year Parade and the third night parade in Tsim Sha Tsui

Seating capacity: more than 2,800 for spectators in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza and another 300 along Salisbury Road, of which approximately 40% are reserved for visitors

Floats and performing groups from 11 countries/regions: Australia, the Baltic countries, Mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Polynesia, Spain, Thailand and the US. Ten of them are first-timers

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11 floats, two of which are joining the Parade for the first time. They are Halewinner Watches Group and Intellectual Property Department
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12 international performing groups, seven of which are first-timers, namely:
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Baltic Sea Group, El Sol de Espana from Spain, Futuristic Ostriches from France, Okayama Sawara–Ren from Japan, Kukkiwon Children TaeKwonDo Team from Korea, Tahiti Ballet with Fire-Eater from Polynesia and Zhanjiang Wuzhou piu sik (children on float) from the Mainland China
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13 local performing groups, most of them have taken part in previous parades, only one group is first-timer


花車Floats ( 11 )
參與機構

Establishment
花車名稱
Name of Float
1
國泰航空公司
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
國泰伴你 聯繫世界
Cathay Pacific connects you to the world

2
香港中旅(集團)有限公司
China Travel Service (Holdings) HK Ltd
侍旅八十載 快走踏神州
CTS 80th Anniversary

3
喜運佳鐘表集團
Halewinner Watches Group *
喜運佳鐘表集團
Halewinner Watches Group

4
海南省旅遊局
Hainan Provincial Tourism Administration
海南島
Hainan Island

5
香港迪士尼樂園
Hong Kong Disneyland
「一鼠萬利過好年」賀歲花車
Fabulous Chinese New Year Magic – The ‘Year of the Mouse Celebration’ Float


6
香港賽馬會
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
躍馬迎奧運
Olympic Victory

7
香港旅遊發展局
Hong Kong Tourism Board
全城躍動迎鼠年
Riding High Into the Year of the Rat

8
知識產權署
Intellectual Property Department *
「 正版正貨」承諾計劃十週年紀念 10th Anniversary of 'No Fakes' Pledge Scheme

9
香港海洋公園
Ocean Park Hong Kong
海洋公園活力創意無限再生
Ocean Park’s Celebration of Re-Creation

10
麗星郵輪
Star Cruises
麗星植根香港耀全球
Star Cruises Shining from Hong Kong

11
泰國政府旅遊局
Tourism Authority of Thailand
歡天喜地迎奧運
泰國皇艇慶新春
Royal Barge Procession

Source : HK Tourism Board