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East Asian Games roving exhibition receives 50,000 visitors

Following was issued by the information Services Department:

     The Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) large-scale roving exhibition at shopping malls on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories has so far attracted more than 50,000 visitors.

     The two large-scale exhibitions in July will be held from Friday to Sunday at East Point City, Tseung Kwan O, (July 3-5) and City Walk, Tsuen Wan (July 17-19).

     EAG mascots "Dony" and "Ami" will greet visitors and pose for the cameras with visitors from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays (July 4, 5, 18 and 19).

     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 are EAG videos, interactive sports information, memorabilia and mascot standees for photo taking.  EAG giveaways will be distributed while supplies last.

     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 the 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 the competitions.

     EAG participating countries/regions are China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Hong Kong China, Japan, Korea, Macau China, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei and Guam.

      For more information about the Hong Kong 2009 EAG, please visit

Ends/Thursday, July 2, 2009



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