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New Face of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark Visitor Centre

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New Face of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark Visitor Centre

The Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre in the Lions Nature Education Centre has just undergone a major renovation. The new exhibits and interactive displays, which are both fun and educational, will surely satisfy visitors of all ages!

The oldest rocks on Earth are very rare, as they are exposed on the Earth’s surface in only very few places, with most of them broken down by erosion or melted throughout the long history of the planet. New exhibits include the oldest rock in the world and the oldest rock in China. There are also a series of hand-made 3D miniature models which are much more effective tools for science transfer.

New interactive display “The many adventures of magma” is another highlight. Instead of just showing rocks and their names, we illustrate the Rock Cycle through the story of magma in different parts of the Earth in this new interactive display, making a difficult-to-understand topic fun and accessible to visitors of all ages.

For the first time, we explore the culture and human history of the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region of Hong Kong Geopark. Sai Kung has transformed itself from a group of scattered fishing villages to a major destination for tourists and leisure activities. It was deeply influenced by the Hakka and Lingnan cultures, before progressively developing its own unique culture and traditions.

Through our showcase of historical items used by the people of Sai Kung, visitors can get a glimpse into the daily lives of the indigenous residents and learn about the valuable intangible culture and traditions of Sai Kung.

1 February, 2019


National Geographic Photographer Matthieu Paley takes you to explore Hong Kong land and sea

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National Geographic Photographer Matthieu Paley takes you to explore Hong Kong land and sea

See the amazing landforms our mighty Earth conjured up millions of years ago at Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Discover the great outdoors, and a dramatically different side of Hong Kong, with National Geographic Photographer Matthieu Paley.

VIDEO - Hong Kong: Land and Sea ***
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ7C19pJ3-A

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24 January, 2019


HKUGGp receives an award for “My Favorite Natural Attraction in Hong Kong”

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U Green Awards

On 4 January 2019, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) received the “My favorite natural attraction in Hong Kong” award at the presentation ceremony of the “U Green Awards”. The “U Green Awards”, which are based on the results of an online public poll, is in an annual event to recognize entrepreneurs and organizations that have shown leadership and made an outstanding contribution in nature conservation and promotion. Waste reduction is the major theme this year.

In 2018, HKUGGp worked to enhance its appeal as a natural attraction by enhancing the visibility of the UNESCO Geopark brand, boosting local engagement, and increasing the accessibility of its geosites. To enhance the visibility of the UNESCO Geopark brand, a new promotion magazine was distributed and HKUGGp participated in International Travel Expo 2018 Hong Kong for the first time in June 2018. In collaboration with the villagers on Ap Chau and the Lions Club, the Ap Chau Story Room was opened in April 2018 and has become a very popular venue for tourists. Geosite accessibility has greatly improved with the introduction of a new green minibus to High Island and the launch of a new kaito ferry service in the Sedimentary Rock Region of the geopark.

In 2019, HKUGGp will further upgrade the quality of geopark guides, enhance visitor facilities, and improve accessibility. It will adopt an innovative approach to support and promote conservation and sustainable development by improving the livelihood of the rural community and the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage.

A HKUGGp representative received the award for “My favorite natural attraction in Hong Kong”, and Big Waster (大嘥鬼), the iconic character of the “Food Wise Hong Kong campaign” (「惜食香港」運動) carried out by the Environment Bureau, shared the joy with us.

11 January, 2019


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