Cancellation of harbourfront activities at Wan Chai and Kennedy Town this Friday to Sunday as unstable weather expected A spokesman for the Development Bureau (DEVB) today (October 5) announced that, taken into account the latest weather forecast by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) for the next few days, the "Waterfront Carnival" at Wan Chai harbourfront and the "K-Farm Night Market • Green Living + Second-hand Market" at the Belcher Bay Promenade, Kennedy Town originally scheduled to be held from tomorrow to Sunday (October 6 to 8) are now cancelled.
The HKO has indicated that it will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 from tomorrow night to Saturday morning, and that there will be heavy showers on Sunday and Monday. The DEVB spokesman noted that as the harbourfront sites are exposed to wind and not sheltered, the DEVB has touched base with the co-organisers and decided to cancel the activities in the coming weekend in order to safeguard safety of the public and the stall operators, and to avoid inconvenience to the stall operators due to unstable weather. The decision is announced the soonest possible to facilitate timely preparation by the stall operators.
As for Kwun Tong Promenade, there is no event scheduled for the coming weekend according to the original programme.
For latest news on "Night Vibes Hong Kong" activities to be held at the three harbourfront sites aforementioned, please visit the DEVB's website (www.devb.gov.hk/en/issues_in_focus/harbourfront_activities/index.html).
Ends/Thursday, October 5, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:00