04 November 2010

Overwhelming public response to the “River of Wisdom – Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition

AsiaWorld-Expo records excellent annual visitor attendance in 2010

To celebrate its 5th Anniversary and commemorate this important milestone, AsiaWorld-Expo is proudly hosting a range of special programmes including public shows and entertainment events that will continue throughout this year and into the New Year. One of the highlights of this programme is the “River of Wisdom – Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition jointly presented by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

AsiaWorld-Expo is pleased to partner with the Hong Kong SAR Government to fully support the public exhibition of the famous and much-acclaimed “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” digital scroll from 9-29 November 2010. This unique digital scroll was previously the star exhibit of the China Pavilion at the World Expo Shanghai 2010. There has been an overwhelming public response to the arrival in Hong Kong of this national masterpiece, with a record-breaking number of admission tickets (over 760,000) being snatched up by the public in the space of just a few days. Together with over 200,000 admission tickets reserved for students and social welfare organizations, this brings the total estimated attendance to around one million.

Indeed, following the increasing number of public shows held or scheduled to be held at AsiaWorld-Expo, it is expected that the venue will welcome over 3.2 million visitors in 2010, including exhibitors, regional and international buyers, local buyers, conference delegates and members of the public.

Mr. Allen Ha, Chief Executive Officer, AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited remarked, “We are pleased and honoured that AsiaWorld-Expo is the venue partner for this landmark exhibition, which is a wonderful highlight of our 5th Anniversary celebrations. As more and more public events are hosted at AsiaWorld-Expo, the public will have yet more opportunities to visit AsiaWorld-Expo and enjoy our world-class events.”

New and enhanced transportation links make it easier and more economical to reach AsiaWorld-Expo
To accommodate the increasing number of public shows held at AsiaWorld-Expo and to ensure that local communities are able to enjoy the full benefits of this world-class events venue, AsiaWorld-Expo is pleased to launch a range of new and enhanced transportation links on event days starting from November 2010 (applicable to the “River of Wisdom – Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition).

New “A-route” Airport Buses Direct to AsiaWorld-Expo
The “A-route” airport buses from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories will stop at AsiaWorld-Expo, namely the A10, A11, A12, A21, A22, A31, A41, A41P, and A43, and a number of these routes now offer section fares. Half-price discounts on the same-day return journey of “A-route” buses operated by Citybus are also in place. These fast and convenient bus services mean that the best events in Hong Kong are now just 30 - 40 minutes away from Tsuen Wan, Shatin, Jordan, and Hong Kong Island’s Western District, as well as many other districts!

New Point-to-point Express Bus (Route X1) from Tung Chung MTR Station
A point-to-point express bus service (Route X1) will commence operation between Tung Chung MTR Station and AsiaWorld-Expo, offering a journey time of just 12 minutes. With the special Octopus Card processors at AsiaWorld-Expo, visitors can also save more on the return MTR trip from Tung Chung Station.

Airport Express Special Same-Day Return Fares
With the in-venue station at AsiaWorld-Expo, the Airport Express is one of the fastest and most comfortable ways to reach the venue. Passengers using Octopus Cards from Tsing Yi Station can enjoy a special same-day return fare of HK$42 (HK$21 one-way), including free connection to the territory-wide MTR network.

In addition, a same-day return ticket on the Airport Express from Hong Kong or Kowloon Stations to AsiaWorld-Expo Station will be available for a special fare of just HK$48 (equivalent to HK$24 one-way). Tickets can be purchased at the service counter at Hong Kong or Kowloon Stations.

An amazing line-up of extravaganzas
An AsiaWorld-Expo Open House will be hosted concurrently with the “River of Wisdom – Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition. This Open House will showcase the unique features of AsiaWorld-Expo and enable visitors to view AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong’s largest indoor seated entertainment venue, and Runway 11, the venue’s latest conference and banqueting hall. Visitors can also enjoy a range of traditional gourmet delicacies, exhibitions and other activities. This is a very special opportunity for visitors to learn more about AsiaWorld-Expo and the role it plays in welcoming the world’s top business and entertainment events. For details of the Open House schedule, please visit the website at https://www.asiaworld-expo.com.hk/html/en/EventCalendar/EventDetail_13D4F295F6754A3DB67B1EBAA47977F3.html.

In December 2010, AsiaWorld-Expo’s anniversary celebrations will climax with a landmark show entitled “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular”. This one-of-a-kind show brings to life the award-winning BBC TV series “Walking with Dinosaurs” in a stunning theatrical event that will wow young and old alike. For this US$15 million production, world-renowned designers worked alongside scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs, including an incredible Tyrannosaurus-rex! This awe-inspiring show will open on 22 December 2010. In response to the public’s overwhelming response and strong demand for tickets, additional shows have recently been announced. Tickets can be purchased through all HK Ticketing and Tom Lee outlets, online at www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

The 5th Anniversary celebrations at AsiaWorld-Expo also offer music lovers the opportunity to enjoy world-class spectaculars by Gary Chaw, Luna Sea, Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, and Metro’s Love and the City Concert with Ekin Cheng, Kay Tse, Justin Lo and many others.

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New and Enhanced Transportation Links to AsiaWorld-Expo on Event Days starting from November 2010

(Applicable to the “Animated Version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition)

1. New "A-route" Buses* Direct to AsiaWorld-Expo

  Half price discounts are available on the same-day return journey of "A-route" buses operated by Citybus.

District Bus No. Departure Point and
District(s) Covered
Adult Fare^ Indicative
Journey Time **

New
Territories
A31 Tsuen Wan
(Discovery Park)
Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing
                            $17.8 x 2
Western District (HK):
Approx. 35mins




Jordan:
Approx. 38mins




Shatin:
Approx. 40mins
 
A41 Sha Tin (Yu Chui Court)
Sha Tin
                            $21 x 2
A41P Ma On Shan (Yiu On)
Sha Tin
                            $26.1# x 2
A43 Fanling (Luen Wo Hui)
Sheung Shui & Fanling
                            $29.2 x 2

Kowloon
A21 MTR Hung Hom Station
Yau Tsim Mong
$33 #
(save $16.5 on half-price return trip +)
          Average = $24.8 x 2
A22 MTR Lam Tin Station
Kwun Tong, Kowloon City & Jordan
$39 #
(save $19.5 on half-price return trip +)
          Average = $29.3 x 2

Hong Kong
Island
A10 Ap Lei Chau Estate
Southern & Western
$48 #
(save $24 on half-price return trip +)
          Average = $36 x 2
A11 North Point Ferry Pier
Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay,
Wan Chai & Central
$40 #
(save $20 on half-price return trip +)
          Average = $30 x 2
A12 Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)
Eastern, Central & Western
$45 #
(save $22.5 on half-price return trip +)
          Average = $33.8 x 2

^ Senior citizens aged 65 or above and children aged below 12 are charged half of the adult single fare.
# Section fares are applicable.
+ Half price discount on same-day return journey is applicable by using same Octopus Card.
** The journey time is subject to the actual traffic conditions which are beyond the control of AsiaWorld-Expo.
* Terms and conditions apply. For details, please contact the respective transport operators.


2. New Express Bus* Connection (Route X1) at Tung Chung MTR Station

With the special Octopus Card processors at AsiaWorld-Expo, visitors can save more on the return MTR trip from Tung Chung Station.

Bus Route From Adult Fare ^ Indicative
Journey Time **
X1 Tung Chung Bus Terminus $3.5 x 2 Approx. 9(mins)

^ Senior citizens aged 65 or above and children aged below 12 are charged half of the adult single fare.
** The journey time is subject to the actual traffic conditions which are beyond the control of AsiaWorld-Expo.
* Terms and conditions apply. For details, please contact the respective transport operators.


3) Special Airport Express Same Day Return Fare^

Airport Express Fare Mechanism Indicative
Journey Time**
Tsing Yi Station Same Day Return for just $21 x 2,
with free MTR connection*
Simply use the same Octopus Card for
the outward and return journeys
Approx. 17mins
Kowloon Station^ Same Day Return for just $24 x 2# Tickets can be purchased at the service counter 
at Hong Kong or Kowloon Stations
Approx. 25mins
Hong Kong Station Approx. 28mins

* Passengers must use the same Octopus Card and stay at AsiaWorld-Expo for over 1 hours.
# Special same-day return fare tickets can be redeemed with an event admission ticket and Octopus Card at the designated counters at Lower Level 2 of Hong Kong or Kowloon Stations. The special offer is subject to change without prior notice.
^ For the arrangement of each event, please refer to www.asiaworld-expo.com. Terms and conditions apply. For details, please contact the respective transport operators.
** The journey time is subject to the actual traffic conditions which are beyond the control of AsiaWorld-Expo.

For more bus routes and other transportation means to AsiaWorld-Expo, please visit AsiaWorld-Expo’s website at www.asiaworld-expo.com. Information is subject to change without prior notice.

About AsiaWorld-Expo

AsiaWorld-Expo has emerged as one of the world’s leading EXPOtainment venues, offering over 70,000 square metres of rentable space that is comprised of 10 state-of-the-art, ground-level and column-free exhibition halls including the Arena – the biggest indoor seated venue in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000. Strategically located at the heart of a multi-modal transportation hub and adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. AsiaWorld-Expo, with a convenient and in-venue MTR station, enjoys efficient transport connection to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other global regions.

 

With a proven track record of successes, AsiaWorld-Expo has received a number of accolades, namely the “Best International Venue” at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards organised by Mash Media, a leading UK media for MICE in partnership with UFI, and the “Outstanding Venue Award” presented by The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA). For 8 consecutive years, AsiaWorld-Expo has been named as the “Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia Pacific” by the prestigious CEI Asia magazine.

 

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