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A chance to climb bun tower at carnival

People will have the chance to climb the famous bun tower during the "2007 Bun Carnival" in Cheung Chau tomorrow (May 20).

The opportunity will come during the climbing event in the carnival, which will run from noon to 6pm at the Cheung Chau Pak Tai Temple Playground soccer pitch.

By making on-site applications for the bun tower climbing challenge, people will be able to enjoy the fun and excitement of climbing the 14-metre tall tower which will be used for next Thursday's Bun Scrambling Competition.

The bun tower climbing challenge is divided into four groups - the Master Group (aged 35 or above), Adult Group (aged 18 to 34), Youth Group (aged below 18 and at least one metre tall), and Family Group (a team of two and each member must be at least one metre tall).

The challenge has six sessions, with each session lasting for an hour. Participants of the six groups in each session who reach the designated height on the bun tower in the shortest time will be the winners.

Souvenirs will be awarded to the winners in each session.

The carnival also offers lots of other festive programmes. The Hong Kong Mountaineering Union will give climbing demonstrations and there will also be traditional Chinese arts and crafts stalls.

People can enjoy variety shows like magic performances and traditional Chinese entertainment and will have the chance to get special souvenirs featuring the buns.

The 2007 Bun Carnival is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and is assisted by the Cheung Chau Wai Chiu County Association Limited, Cheung Chau Rural Committee, Islands District Office of the Home Affairs Department and Hong Kong Mountaineering Union, and sponsored by the Islands District Council and 3D-GOLD Jewellery.

A total of 12 finalists - to be selected this afternoon (May 19) - will enter the Bun Scrambling Competition to be held at midnight on May 24 at the Cheung Chau Pak Tai Temple Playground soccer pitch.

Enquiries about the "2007 Bun Carnival" can be made at the Islands District Leisure Services Office on 2852 3220, or browse the Leisure and Cultural Services Department website at .

Ends/Saturday, May 19, 2007
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