Published on : Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will stage a dramatic “pyrotechnic musical” interweaving fireworks, pyrotechnics, special lighting effects and music on New Year’s Eve (31 December) to usher in the year 2014 with visitors and residents of Hong Kong. The following are six highlights of the event:
• First-time use of fireworks: For the first time, fireworks will be featured in the show,
together with pyrotechnics, special lighting effects and music, to orchestrate an eight-minute pyrotechnic musical.
• Largest scale in the event’s history: Fireworks and pyrotechnics will be launched at
various heights across the harbour and on the shore, so that the show will cover an area
higher and wider than in any previous edition.
• All eyes on the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: The iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will be the focal point, with a gigantic LED screen set up next to the building to display the numerals “2014″ when the clock strikes midnight. Pyrotechnics will also be launched from the roof of seven buildings in Wan Chai and Admiralty.
• A shore-to-shore show: The pyrotechnics will be launched in six layers, both skywards and from Tsim Sha Tsui towards the other side of the harbour.
• Festive firework elements: Heart- and smiley-shaped fireworks will be launched to exude cheerfulness.
• An awe-inspiring, immersive experience: Spectators will be able to fully immerse themselves in the spectacular show, as pyrotechnics will be launched close to the harbour
front in Tsim Sha Tsui The entire event will bring in a wonder struck experience for the viewers and will an inspiration for the entire world in the coming years.