Hong Kong wins Second at Sapporo Snow Contest

Travel News Asia 17 February 2005

Hong Kongs 3-strong Ice Carving Team have claimed Second Prize at the International Snow Statue Contest at Japans 56th Sapporo Snow Festival, held 7 13 February 2005.

The Hong Kong Ice Carving team has participated in the International Snow Statue Contest since the 1970s. The team representing Hong Kong for this years 56th Sapporo Snow Festival comprised of Hung Siu-kay of the Hong Kong Ice Carving Association, Perry Yuen, President of the Hong Kong Chefs Association and Tam Wai-lun, the Kitchen Artist of InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. 

Starting with just a block of ice 3.5 metres high (3m wide and with a depth of 3m), armed with shovels, buckets, rubber gloves and chisels, a total of 16 teams competed Australia, Peoples Republic of China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, USA and Japan.

Grand Champion of the Snow Statue Contest was won by Canada, with the Hong Kong team following closely with their creation Fighting Against the Devil a courageous hero wages battle against the ruthless devil after witnessing the oppression of the people. He vanquishes the fiend, bringing peace and joy to the populace.

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