(In photos) Astonishing New Year countdown concert reaches 2.4b worldwide
The exciting New Year Countdown Concert returned to Hong Kong this year at the West Kowloon Cultural District and kickstarted a series of year-long events in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the SAR.
Apart from the countdown concert, the Hong Kong Tourism Board also brought back an enhanced version of A Symphony of Lights with firework pyrotechnics and laser beams showering over Victoria Harbour, and welcomed 2022 with the giant countdown clock on the great façade of the M+ Museum.
The concert featured a star-studded cast with young singers and music groups, including AGA, Alfred Hui, Gin Lee, Jay Fung, Joyce Cheng, MIRROR and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
It was broadcasted on the board's website and social media, as well as in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia through more than 100 media outlets, including BBC News, Reuters and Associated Press, reaching an estimated audience of over 2.4 billion worldwide.