The following was issued by the Information Services Department:
Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) mascots "Dony" and "Ami" will greet visitors during two roving exhibitions in June. The first exhibition will be staged at Fashion World, Site 2, Whampoa Garden, from Friday to Sunday (June 12 to 14). The next exhibition will be held at City Gate, Tung Chung, from June 26 to 28.
The mascots will pose for the cameras with visitors from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays (June 13, 14, 27 and 28).
The exhibition covers the history of the EAG, Hong Kong's achievements in past EAGs, the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games Gallery, volunteer programme, theme song, countdown, and the graphics and design palette.
Also on display will be EAG videos, interactive sports information, memorabilia and mascot standees for photo taking. EAG giveaways will be distributed while supplies last.
Roving exhibitions of different scales will be staged in the coming five months. The Whampoa Garden and City Gate exhibitions will be followed by six other large-scale exhibitions at shopping malls on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and the New Territories between July and November.
A total of 36 smaller-scale exhibitions are also being held in the 18 districts from March to December.
The exhibitions have been organised by the Information Services Department, in conjunction with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Home Affairs Department, and 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited.
The Hong Kong 2009 EAG will be held from December 5 to 13. More than 3,000 athletes from nine countries and regions of East Asia will take part in more than 1,700 competitions to vie for 281 gold medals in 23 sports. EAG participating countries/regions are China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Hong Kong China, Japan, Korea, Macao China, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei and Guam. For more information about the Hong Kong 2009 EAG, please visit www.2009eastasiangames.hk
Ends/Wednesday, June 10, 2009