360 Sharing Ambassadors have continued to organise volunteer activities in the new year, spreading love and care throughout the community. On 3 February (the 7th day of the Lunar New Year), the company hosted a Lunar New Year Visit in collaboration with Island District Councilor Eric Kwok and his Office, celebrating the festive season with 35 elderlies of Yat Chung Estate. The Sharing Ambassadors sang New Year songs to the elderlies, accompanied by erhu and violin. They also gave out environmentally friendly potted plant ornaments made from used red packets and distributed goodie bags, wishing the elderlies good health, luck and happiness in the Year of Rooster!
Hong Kong's population is ageing, and many elderly people live alone. This winter, 360 Sharing Ambassadors participated in a four-day knitting workshop to knit unique scarves with love, with the aim of delivering our warmest regards to elderly people living alone in Tung Chung. On 19 December, Ngong Ping 360 partnered with Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City to visit elderly residents of Yat Tung Estate. We gave them scarves and lucky bags, hoping that they will feel warm this winter.
A wide range of anti-mosquito products are available in the market, but most of them contain chemical substances that may cause unpleasant effects to the human body. Therefore, the Company organised a DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent Workshop on 30 September 2016. We invited the professional Education Instructor of Greenpeopleworkshop to teach eighteen 360 Sharing Ambassadors to make the mosquito repellent with natural ingredients. The instructor shared some tips on mosquito repellent and then demonstrated the production of the natural mosquito repellent, which is safe and simple. The DIY natural mosquito repellent will be shared with the ethnic minority children from The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council.
On 29 July, we again co-organised the Love‧Ngong Ping 360 X Next Digital Visit with Apple Daily Charitable Foundation. 47 participants including the beneficiaries, Apple Daily’s Publisher and the Director of Apple Daily Charitable Foundation, Foundation staff and the Next Digital Volunteer Team had a great opportunity to experience one of the world’s 10 most amazing cable car rides. What’s more, they were delighted to visit Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking With Buddha during this multi-sensory journey. Adding to the fun, our 360 Sharing Ambassadors twisted balloons for the children. We also arranged a butterfly-themed ballet performance at Ngong Ping Village for the participants. You can feel their joy by watching the photos.
On 28 June, we invited a professional aromatherapist, who has written a book Amazing Oil and a column on the profession for Headline Daily. The workshop led participants through the benefits of aromatherapy, the types of the essential oils used and how the skills of oil massage can be developed. On 30 June, the aromatherapist and 16 participants visited Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City to introduce the aromatherapy to 30 elderly people, providing them with necessary skill to alleviate pain. We presented special essential oils and NP360 souvenirs to the seniors and brought love and care to the community.
On 19 April, 2016, we once again participated in the Career Exploration Programme organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Services and Hang Seng Bank, inviting 25 students from 5 different schools to visit NP360. After introducing the company and information related to human resources by Assistant Training and Development Manager, our frontline staff shared their work experience and took the students on a guided tour at Ngong Ping Village to introduce their daily work.
Ngong Ping 360 has sponsored PolyU SPEED’s Best Innovation Awards for the past 8 years. This year, we became the partner organisation of the competition. The participating teams were required to develop a comprehensive proposal to promote NP360 as a must-visit attraction in Hong Kong. On 23 February, 110 participants were invited to visit NP360 to gain inspiration for their projects and to experience the attraction – ‘Cable cars: 10 amazing rides around the world’. A total of sixty-six teams participated in the competition while the three highest scoring teams were entered into the finals and competed for the championship on 16 April.
On 28 January 2016, we hosted a DIY environmental accessory workshop in collaboration with Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City to help children learn to cherish resources. Vicky Lau, Head of Corporate Affairs, donned her teacher’s hat to explain and teach the children, together with our volunteering colleagues, how to made their own environmental accessories. Afterwards, the children also helped prepare materials and worked together to create distinctive environmental badges and bookmarks, which we then distributed to our media friends who attended a media luncheon held on 1 March to spread the message of environmental protection more widely.
In support of the “Appreciate Hong Kong” Campaign, we have sponsored more than 200 round-trip cable car tickets (Standard Cabin) to 2 non-governmental organisations - the Heep Hong Society and the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong to enjoy the cable car ride and visit the Ip man Experience Hall on 15, 20 and 31 January.
On 10 January 2016, over 1,200 participants took part in the tenth Ngong Ping Charity Walk. The opening ceremony was officiated at by Dr Stella Kwan, Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360; Mr K.S. Wong, Secretary for the Environment; Ms Becky Ip, Deputy Executive Director; and Ms Imma Ling, Chairman of the NPCW 2016 Organising Committee. Participants took the opportunity to experience the unique culture and precious natural environment of Lantau Island and gain further knowledge of the island’s history. The event also encouraged families to go outdoors to enjoy time together, both to get away from the hustle and bustle and to get close to nature.
On 14 August, we co-organised a tour with MTR Corporation (Shenzhen) and Southern Metropolis Daily for 33 participants. Among the participants were12 left-behind children, who live separately from their parents who stay in Shenzhen for work reasons. The visit offered an opportunity for these children to spend time with their families or parents in Hong Kong, which they enjoyed a happy and warm day with the Crystal Cabin ride and the marvellous Stage 360 show.
On 14 August, we co-organised the Love‧Ngong Ping 360 X Next Media Visit with Apple Daily Charitable Foundation, providing a marvellous sensory journey at Ngong Ping 360 for 40 beneficiaries, staff of the foundation as well as the Next Media Volunteer Team. Apart from taking the amazing Crystal Cabin ride, participants were thrilled with the multi-sensory entertainment provided by Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking With Buddha. We also arranged a presentation to introduce Ngong Ping 360 and shared some basic knowledge about our cable cars with the participants. The participating children listened to our presentation attentively where they later competed for fabulous prizes in a Q&A quiz and a Draw & Guess game. Participants were all excited by the tight-knit activities. Let’s view the photos and relive the joyful moments of the event together
On 25 April 2015, around 300 residents, students, teachers and volunteers from Islands District planted 1,500 native seedlings at the "Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival - Green Lantau 2015" activity co-hosted by the Islands District Council, Ngong Ping 360 and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on Nei Lak Shan, Lantau Island. Ngong Ping 360 offered participants free ride on the cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village, from which they hiked to the planting site on Nei Lak Shan. Apart from taking part in the greening activity, they also enjoyed the picturesque scenery of Tung Chung and Ngong Ping.
In 2015, we participated once again in the Business-School Partnership Programme organised by The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, which enhanced the young generation’s knowledge and insights of the corporate world; and to better prepare themselves in serving the society. On 21 April, 40 students from St Francis' Canossian College visited the company. They attended presentations delivered by our managers to learn about our business strategies and operations management, followed by a cable car ride. 10 students were subsequently selected to join the “job-shadowing” session in June, for gaining practical working experience in a business world.
On 24 February 2015, we organized “360 Love Sharing” with Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City, for over 60 parents and children living in Tung Chung. Our colleagues worked as volunteers and played games with the participants; and distributed cable car candies to the children participants with an aim to share love and joy during the festive period.
In 2015, we participated in the Career Exploration Programme organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Services and Heng Seng Bank, which provided an opportunity for students to learn about the business world via company visits and job-shadowing. On 12 February 2015, 20 students from 4 different schools made a visit to NP360. They attended presentations delivered by our managers to learn about our experience in business operations and human resources management, followed by a guided tour by our Services Operations colleagues at Ngong Ping Village to gain understanding on various jobs of our frontline staff.
On 23 January 2015, we partnered with Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City to present a “cable car candy” making workshop for young children of various ethnicities living in the Tung Chung Community. The children, together with our volunteering colleagues made delicious “cable car candies”. We subsequently distributed the candies made by the children to participants of our Annual Media Luncheon on 2 February.
On 11 January 2015, nearly 1,000 participants took part in the ninth Ngong Ping Charity Walk. The opening ceremony was officiated by Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360 Dr Stella Kwan, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing Man, BBS, JP, Chairman of HKYHA Mr Terry Liu and Chairman of NPCW 2015 Organizing Committee Ms Imma Ling. Participants took the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural environment along the trail with their family and friends.
On 20 October 2014, we sponsored a tour for the Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth. During their visit, physically challenged members of the Federation were able to try out the barrier-free facilities and services at Ngong Ping Cable Car and Ngong Ping Village. During the cable car ride, our guests enjoyed the panoramic scenery and embraced the beauty of Lantau’s natural landscape.
Between July and October 2014, Ngong Ping 360 supported the “Bless Hong Kong Campaign – Lantau Tour” organized by the Hong Kong Government’s Commission on Poverty. The company offered complimentary Crystal Cabin tickets for underprivileged youths to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lantau Island during the cable car journey. Partnering with tenants in Ngong Ping Village, Ngong Ping 360 also offered them a trial “Movie Makeup FX” session.
In March 2014, we supported the Painting Carnival, one of the Tung Chung beautification programmes hosted by Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City, which created murals at Tung Chung Promenade with various organizations. Student volunteers joined in the painting to finish the eye-catching works. These murals portray Lantau’s beautiful scenery including the attractions of NP360 in vivid pastel colours. All completed murals were unveiled on 30 March at a kick-off and celebration ceremony attended by Managing Director Mr Wilson Shao.
In 2014, we participated in the Business-School Partnership Programme organized by The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, which enhanced the young generation’s knowledge and insights of the corporate world; and to better prepare themselves in serving the society. In March, 39 students from Raimondi College visited the company. They attended presentations delivered by our managers to learn about our business strategies and operations management, followed by a cable car ride. 10 students were subsequently selected to join the “job-shadowing” session held in July, which they gained practical experience of working in a business world.
On 12 January 2014, more than 800 participants took part in the eighth Ngong Ping Charity Walk. The opening ceremony was officiated by Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360 Mr Wilson Shao, Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, MH, JP and Chairperson of Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2014, Ms Imma Ling. Participants took the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful natural environment with their family and friends along the Ngong Ping Trail.
On 13 April 2013, more than 300 residents, students, teachers and volunteers from Islands District planted 2,200 native seedlings at the "Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival - Green Lantau 2013" activity co-hosted by the Islands District Council, Ngong Ping 360 and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on Nei Lak Shan, Lantau Island. Ngong Ping 360 offered participants free ride on the cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village, from which they hiked to the planting site on Nei Lak Shan. Apart from taking part in the greening activity, they also enjoyed the picturesque scenery of Tung Chung and Ngong Ping.
Ngong Ping 360 Managing Director Mr Wilson Shao and the renowned Celebrity Mr Cho-lam Wong conducted “Ngong Ping 360 Bubbloo Charity Fun Day” on 29 October for more than 100 participants from the Caritas Pre-school Education & Child Care Service, in order to give them hope for a bright future. Children and their parents experienced the unique Ngong Ping cable car journey with the “blue and green” natural environment, as well as enjoyed the Bubbloo performance and the interactive workshop with the Czech Republic world records holding bubble artist Mr Matej Kodes.
Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2012 will be held on 8 January 2012 (Sunday). Co-organized by Ngong Ping 360 and Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association, the Walk aims to promote conservation and to raise funds for the operation of youth hostels in Hong Kong. A kick-off ceremony was organized on 4 August 2011 with Miss Sandra Ng and Miss Tania Mak invited as Event Ambassadors who called for the public to support this event. Not only the participants can enjoy the beautiful nature along the Ngong Ping Trail, they can also experience the numerous attractions seating in the serene mountains on Lantau Island.
20 November 2011 was the Universal Children’s Day. The Against Child Abuse (ACA) organized “ACA Walkathon 2011” at Ngong Ping 360, over three hundred warm-hearted participants attended for fund raising and shown their support to the ACA services. The kick-off ceremony held at Ngong Ping Village, ten kids represented different regions of the world joint hands with Miss Eva Lai, Miss Candy Lo, Miss Leila and other guests to express their wishes and dedication to promote caring of children. Ngong Ping 360 Managing Director Mr Wilson Shao expressed he was honored to contribute the community and support child protection in a special way, and the participants enjoyed the numerous attractions in Ngong Ping and Lantau Island.
Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association visited Ngong Ping 360 on 5 July with guide dogs Google and Iris for their outdoor trainings. They first experienced their memorable ride on the Crystal Cabin followed by a visit to the Ngong Ping Village. Chairman of the Association Raymond Cheung expressed that Ngong Ping 360’s blue and green environment gave guide dogs a great opportunity to explore the nature. Ngong Ping 360 strives to provide all-rounded facilities and excellent guest services for the Disabled and visually impaired guests, providing a barrier-free tourist attraction to enjoy themselves fully at Ngong Ping 360.
Organized by Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS) and supported by Ngong Ping 360, the Mother’s Day “Water-on-your-back” Fundraising Walkathon was held at Ngong Ping 360 for the first time on 8 May. This charity event attracted around 2,500 participants, raised a total of $1.4 million, which was a record high for LLCS on the number of participants and money raised. Ngong Ping 360 Managing Director Mr Y T Li and LLCS guests did a kickoff ceremony for the walkathon in helping the poor peasants to build water cellars in drought-stricken regions in the Gansu Province, China.
“Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival - Green Lantau” was co-organized by Ngong Ping 360, the Islands District Office and the Conservancy Association at Nei Lak Shan, Lantau on 7 May to improve the ecological environment and preserve the natural ecosystem. Ngong Ping 360 Managing Director Mr Y T Li, Under Secretary for the Environment Ms Kitty Poon Kit, District Officer (Islands) Mr Danny Lau, Vice-chairman of Islands District Council Ms Chau Chuen Heung joined hands with 300 volunteers including Ngong Ping 360 volunteers, Tung Chung residents, teachers, students and other volunteers planted 8,000 seedlings in the tree planting sites at Nei Lak Shan.
On 13 March, Ngong Ping 360 and Wai Yin Association joined hands to organize the “Wai Yin Walk For Charity‧Plant For Fun…d” at Ngong Ping 360. The charity walk attracted 800 participants planting 2,000 seedlings at Nei Lak Shan, a record number for the Wai Yin Association and tree-planting programme at Ngong Ping 360. The participants enjoyed the spectacular cable car journey and hiking at the scenic Ngong Ping Trail. Ngong Ping 360 Managing Director Mr Y T Li and the members of Wai Yin Association took part in the walk and tree planting, in support of environmental protection and fund raising for Wai Yin Loving Care Fund.
More than 1,500 nature lovers showed their support for conservation by participating in the Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2011 on 16 January. They were joined by Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360 Mr Y T Li, the Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor, Event Ambassador of Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2011 Miss Sandra Ng Kwan-yu, Chairman of Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association Mr Michael Wong Yik Kam to promote the distinctive natural and historical attractions of Lantau. More than 40 teams participated in the charity walk, a record number for the Corporate Teams category, comprising representatives from corporations, organizations and government departments.
Ngong Ping 360 Voluntary Team participated in the “Star Storytelling” activity at Tung Chung Library with a specially created story and games on 11 December 2010. Delivered lively by Managing Director Mr Y T Li, the story amused the some 20 kids and their parents from Tung Chung. Making a little monkey as the main character, the story developed along the line of “never give up” spirit in reaching the high mountains and creating a new “cable car system” to save the animals from natural hazards.
On 27 November, 20 students with special education needs visited Ngong Ping 360 and experienced a barrier-free “blue and green” excursion to the premium tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The “Equality & Diversity – An Excursion to Ngong Ping 360” was jointly organized by Ngong Ping 360 and Equal Opportunities Commission. Special guests Managing Director Mr YT Li, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission Mr Lam Woon-kwong and renowned artist Mr Lawrence Cheng joined the warm-hearted volunteers and shared a joyful time with the participants with games and presents giving.
One hundred enthusiastic volunteers from the company, Tung Chung Safe and Healthy City, and the Eco-education and Resources Centre joined hands on 12 November 2010 to clean up the beach area at Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park, which is the one of Hong Kong’s most ecologically important areas and is the habitat of the rare Chinese White Dolphins. Organizing the environmental protection activities, Ngong Ping 360 aims to promote conservation of our environment and ecology.
On a refreshing Chung Yung Festival holiday, over100 hiking lovers joined a hiking activity in Ngong Ping organized by Ngong Ping 360. The participants had an enjoyable day visiting the key attractions in the “Blue and Green”. Led by a hiking and eco-tour expert from HK Travelers, the hiking lovers first visited the ecological environment and attractions in Ngong Ping. The group also had the opportunities to appreciate the volcanic geographic features, local tea trees, special plants such as ”Graceful Jesamine” and wild orchids. The highlight of the day was the challenge in the Ngong Ping Trail where the participants enjoyed the unique beauty along the trail.
To show our care to the elderly on the Mid Autumn festival and to support the Oriental Daily News Charitable Fund, Ngong Ping 360 organized a voluntary service to visit the Seniors in the Buddhist Ho Wong Cheong Po Neighborhood Elderly Centre by Heung Hoi Ching Kok Lin Association on 21 September. Over 50 enthusiastic elderly had an enjoyable and memorable day playing games with NP360 volunteers. Each participant was also given a NP360 souvenir bag with mooncakes and selected souvenirs.
Ngong Ping 360 collaborated with local performing groups which are supported by social enterprises or non-government organizations to provide exciting and exclusive entertainment during summer holidays. The show offered an opportunity for youngsters to excel their skills at the same time. During this period, performances including rope skipping, magic, hip hop dancing and freestyle soccer were arranged. Talented Hong Kong artist Dik Tat and C AllStar, a young Cantopop band, were invited to be special guests and performed at the opening ceremony.
Ngong Ping 360, together with all of the businesses in Ngong Ping Village, pledged to stop providing plastic shopping bags to guests effective on 5 June, World Environment Day, making Ngong Ping Village “Hong Kong’s First ZERO Plastic Shopping Bag Village”.
More than 300 residents in Lantau, students, teachers and volunteers participated in a tree planting day held by the Islands District Council at Nei Lak Shan on 25 April. A total of 6,000 native seedlings were planted by the enthusiastic groups. It was a meaningful event to help develop a favorable ecological environment for Lantau Island. Ngong Ping 360 was the co-organizer of the event with more than 30 volunteers joined to work for a greener Lantau.
On 4 April Children’s Day, Ngong Ping 360 joined hands with Wai Yin Association to organize the “Ngong Ping Charity Fun Day” to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection. Over 150 children celebrated the Children’s Day with Miss Hong Kong, Wai Yin members and Ngong Ping 360 volunteers at Ngong Ping 360, where the group enjoyed the cable car ride and toured the Ngong Ping Village, at the same time shared the green messages to protect the environment.
On 28 March, Ngong Ping 360, Outlying Islands Women’s Association and the Harley Owners Group Hong Kong Chapter, jointly organized the “Ngong Ping Harley Show” at Ngong Ping Village for the first time. Apart from displaying 25 unique Harley Davidson motorbikes to delight visitors, a series of entertaining performances and interactive games were also organized. Visitors were also offered Harley souvenirs and the opportunity to take photos to raise funds for the Outlying Islands Women’s Association for charity programmes.
Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2011, co-organized by Ngong Ping 360 and Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association, will be held on 16 January 2011 (Sunday). The aim of the Charity Walk is to promote conservation of natural environment and heritage, and to raise funds for the operation of youth hostels in Hong Kong. A kick-off ceremony was organized on 9 Sep 2010 with Miss Sandra Ng invited as the Event Ambassador who called the public to support this event. Please enroll now: http://npcw.yha.org.hk, or call the Hotline: 2788 1638 for enquiries.
To help promoting the message of environmental protection, Ngong Ping 360 supported Tai O Stilt House Cleansing Activity on 7 January 2010. Over 15 warm-hearted volunteers from Ngong Ping 360, together with other volunteers from the community, participated in the cleaning of around 200 stilt houses and mangroves in Tai O.