English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Business
UPDATED: 21:12, May 15, 2007
HK Ocean Park's attendance record reaches 4.5 mln
font size    

Hong Kong Ocean Park announced Tuesday its attendance record has reached 4.5 million within this fiscal year, breaking last year's record.

Welcoming the 4.5 millionth visitor of Ocean Park in a ceremony on Tuesday, Chairman of the park Allan Zeman said that in just about 10 months within this fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, the park surpassed its previous attendance record of 4.38 million, and has reached a new height as the record of 4.5 million was first broken.

"We have topped our records for three successive years, and we are confident the trend will continue into the future," said Zeman.

The lucky guest, the Cheng's family who visit the park almost once every week, received a giant gift box filled with panda toys and souvenirs from the park's gift shop.

Of the 4.5 million visitors, 48 percent were from the Chinese mainland and 45 percent from the local, Zeman said, adding that during the Labor Day Golden Week in early May, mainland visitors' attendance was 157,000, which surpassed last year's 123,000.

When asked about the latest condition of the pandas pairs, a gift presented to Hong Kong by the Central Government of China which arrived at the park last month, Zeman said that the cubs are doing well and they have gained weights.

"The park will double the amount of attractions in the coming five years," said Zeman. The park has started a 5.5 billion six- year redevelopment project which is expected to be finished in 2010.

Forbes Traveler, a famous international travel magazine, recently ranked Ocean Park in their list of the top 50 most visited tourist attractions in the world.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.


Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved