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Great old Hong Kong travel ad (1995)

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    Great old Hong Kong travel ad (1995)

    As 2022 steps in this ad is close to 3 decades old... so much has changed in this span of time but there also are lots of things that have remained constant.

    For those who have been around Hong Kong for a while wondering if anyone has more information for this ad (e.g. who produced it - HK Tourist Association?)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnhpeDWZJow

    Last edited by zerg8; 01-01-2022 at 11:29 PM.

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    I'm pretty sure it was a HKTA advert. The Tina Turner soundtrack brings back memories of those times. The beginning was full of superlatives which were generally true, but towards the end they were running thin on ideas - rollercoasters and "southeast Asia's largest oceanarium"? And Kenny G ...

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    Jeez .. thank you for reminding me how long I've been in HK for and what it was like.

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    Found a series of promos related to the Cathay Pacific Parade over CNY ...

    You don't have to go back to the 90s to see what HK used to be. Don't want to be cynical and all, but I do wonder when this will go back to being "normal things we generally don't give a crap about - because its for tourists" ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAWiGDKlC70


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Found a series of promos related to the Cathay Pacific Parade over CNY ...

    You don't have to go back to the 90s to see what HK used to be. Don't want to be cynical and all, but I do wonder when this will go back to being "normal things we generally don't give a crap about - because its for tourists" ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAWiGDKlC70
    I went to that. Had just returned to HK and booked...a genuine tourist tour of things I hadn't been to and included seats for the parade. Feels like decades ago...

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    Thanks for the video zerg8, I think the video rather proves how in the large strokes not much have changed. It's in the smaller details we all can feel the changes.

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