Hong Kong is set to have its next drone show to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. The 10-minute-long display will begin at 8pm on June 10 in front of the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade. The show will feature 1,000 drones that will form images associated with the festival, the highlight being a “rice dumpling drummer”, along with the dragon boats that give the annual event its name.

The drone show will be followed by a fireworks display on June 15, which will also be held at the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade. The roughly 10-minute-long event will kickstart at 8pm, and the pyrotechnics will be set in time to music that will be played from sound systems at the Wan Chai vantage points. Spectators will also get free ice cream from Mister Softee trucks stationed near the Wan Chai Ferry Pier from 6pm-8pm, on June 10 and June 15.

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The drones will take the form a dumpling drunner and dragon boats on June 10.

The government announced that the Tourism Board will stage a series of monthly fireworks and drone shows this year to attract tourists to the city. The first displays were held in May to celebrate the Cheung Chau Bun Festival and Buddha’s Birthday. However, authorities have not announced any more shows after the ones in June.

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Image credits: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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