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Mega Event at Lei Yue Mun

Asian Open Water Swimming Championship

On 21 Oct 2012, the 5th Asian Open Water Swimming Championship takes place at Lei Yue Mun.  It's a 5km course around the Victoria Harbour.

New World Harbour Race

The first Harbour Race was started a century ago.  In 1906, the first Harbour Race was held.  In those days, it was a lot less polluted and the race runs every year for 72 years.  In 1979, however, the water quality of the harbour was so polluted that it raised public concerns and finally they had decided to suspend the race.  Over the years, Hong Kong has been trying to improve the quality of the water and put a lot of effort to control raw sewage.  In 2011, this iconic sport event is back when the water is consider safe again.

The Harbour Race starts off at Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier in Lei Yue Mun to Sai Wan Ho Harbour Park Public Pier on Hong Kong Island side.  It's a 1.5km course and has attracted over 1,000 keen swimmers to participate.

In 2012, the race starts at 8:30 on 21 October (Sunday).