(For Immediate Release)
New World Harbour Race Introduces Hong Kong’s First Harbour Playpark with FTLife
Features 6 New “Instagrammable” Photo Spots on Victoria Harbour
Registration opens from 18 October
(Hong Kong, 18 October, 2023) New World Harbour Race, the annual sports extravaganza sponsored by New World Development Company Limited and organised by Hong Kong China Swimming Association (HKGSA), returns this year on 12 November (Sunday). Celebrating the theme: “Empower Happy Waves for All”, the organisers are debuting the first-ever harbourside playpark on the event day near the finish line in Tsim Sha Tsui, titled “FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour”. It will feature six recreational attractions including trampolines and swings installed on large vessels, enabling the public to immerse in Hong Kong’s waterfront culture. Not only will they discover new “Instagrammable” moments, but also take in the stunning Victoria Harbour from a whole new perspective.
Captivating Photo Ops and Full-day of Family Activities with a Giant Twist
The “FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour” Playpark will take place on two large floats located in Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade at the east end of the Avenue of Stars. All six attractions on board are designed around the New World Harbour Race and the stunning views of Victoria Harbour.
Among the six attractions are the “Harbour on the Roll”, “Harbour Bounce” and “Joyful #PowerUp Floaties Pool”, designed for all ages and all types of participants. In this harbour paradise for families, friends and lovers, participants can have fun with a completely new view of Victoria Harbour. They will also come across the iconic New World Harbour Race Mega Buoy and the “Infinity Swings”, which will be the perfect photo op thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Victoria Harbour. The giant, 10-metre-long “The Wondering Swimmer” will also be a crowd favourite, captivating providing a picturesque background for creative photo spots.
Registration for Harbour Playpark Now Open. Free Admission!
“FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour” Playpark will be open from 9am to 4:45 pm on November 12, with each session lasting 45 minutes. On-site reservation services and walk-in quotas will not be available. Registration is open from now until 11:59pm on 29 October (Sunday). Interested individuals may visit http://www.hkharbourrace.com to register for free. Participants must be at least 6 years old with a height of 1 metre or above. Those aged under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above.
Should the number of registration entries exceed the limit, a ballot will be drawn by the organisers, who will notify each selected individual by email before 6 November. Each selected participant is invited to bring along one companion to experience the Harbour Playpark during the assigned session. Participants are advised to arrive at the registration area located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade at the east of the Avenue of Stars at least 15 minutes before their scheduled session. For further details, please visit the New World Harbour Race website (http://www.hkharbourrace.com).
Man Kit Ip, Chief Executive Officer of FTLife, said: “As the Premium Sponsor of this year’s New World Harbour Race, we are delighted to take a step further and become the title sponsor of the first-ever ‘#PowerUp on the Harbour’ Playpark in Hong Kong. This is the perfect extension of one of our four life pillars ─ ‘PowerUp’ being our flagship campaign this year. At the Harbour Playpark, we aim to inject vitality into the lives of every family in Hong Kong amidst the hustle and bustle of daily living. For that, we invite families to experience this sporting event in a new and interactive way as they enjoy quality time and create cherished memories together, enabling them to open up a new world of happiness to live life to the fullest with their loved ones.”
In addition, FTLife will provide “Explorer” Personal Accident Plan1 for all registered participants at the “FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour” for free. They can enjoy Free personal accident insurance up to one year upon successful application on the “Explorer” Free Personal Accident Plan1 during the promotion period. Further details of the exclusive privileges for existing customers will be announced in due course.
1 The above product information does not contain the full terms and details of “Explorer” Free Personal Accident Plan, please refers to The Product Brochure and Policy document.
“FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour” Playpark Details
|Date||12 November, 2023 (Sunday)|
|Time||9am to 4:45pm (45 mins / session)|
|Venue||Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade at the East of the Avenue of Stars|
|Recreational Facilities||New World Harbour Race Mega Buoy, “Infinity Swings”, “Harbour on the Roll”, “Harbour Bounce”, “Blissful #PowerUp Floaties Pool”, and the “The Wondering Swimmer”|
|Registration Date & Time||From 12pm, 18 October, 2023 to 11:59pm, 29 October, 2023|
– Participants must be at least 6 years old and meet the height requirement of 1 metre or above.
– Participants under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above.
– In case the number of registrations exceed the quota, participants will be selected on a ballot drawn by the organisers.
– Selected participants may bring along one companion to the event.
– Participants must wear sports shoes and clean socks. Attire worn should be comfortable and lightweight.
– Participants must arrive at the registration area at least 15 minutes before their scheduled session. Latecomers will not be given an extension of their participation time.
“FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour” Playpark Location
|Exciting new elements will be introduced at this year’s New World Harbour Race with the first ever “FTLife Presents: #PowerUp on the Harbour” Playpark.|
|Harbour Playpark includes various amusement facilities and play zones, such as the “Joyful #PowerUp Floaties Pool”.|
|The “Infinity Swings” will be a popular photo spot.|
|With the theme of “Empower Happy Waves for All”, the Harbour Race is an annual sports extravaganza in Hong Kong.|
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(This press release is issued by ActionHouse International on behalf of the Hong Kong China Swimming Association and New World Development Company Limited.)
For further information, please contact:
ActionHouse International Limited
Tel: 3102 8058 / 6104 9099
Tel: 3102 8058 / 6026 0147
About Hong Kong China Swimming Association
Hong Kong China Swimming Association (“HKGSA”) was founded in early 1951 by the President, Mr. A. de O. Sales, and it took part for the first time in the Olympic Games in Helsinki 1952 with four swimmers. It was subsequently registered under the Societies Ordinance on 28th April 1960. It is a member of the World Aquatics, Asia Aquatics and Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF & OC). It is the sole governing body of swimming sports in Hong Kong covering all swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming and masters swimming competitions and activities here.
In the past 70 years, the Association has been promoting and developing swimming sports, thus raising the standard of swimming, nurturing elite swimmers and providing training to athletes, officials, judges and coaches in Hong Kong through organizing different competitions, training courses and relevant teaching activities. The Association now has over 130 affiliated clubs with over 10,000 registered athletes, offering all properly accredited persons the opportunity to represent Hong Kong in a wide range of competitions and meetings here and abroad.
About New World Development
Founded in 1970, New World Development Company Limited (“The Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 0017) was publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972 and is a constituent stock of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index. A premium brand infused with a unique personality best defined by The Artisanal Movement, New World Group’s core business areas include property development, property investment, road, construction and insurance. Its operations in Greater China, especially the Greater Bay Area, had a total asset value of approximately HK$616.5 billion as at 30 June 2023. The Group has an effective interest of approximately 61% in NWS Holdings Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0659) and approximately 75% in New World Department Store China Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0825) and wholly owns New World China Land Limited.