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Leisure and Cultural Services Department

康樂及文化事務署
HK Leisure and Cultural Services Department Logo.svg
Agency overview
Headquarters Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Employees 7,579 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget 5,054.9m HKD (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Ms. Michelle LI Mei-sheung, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
Website www.lcsd.gov.hk
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
LCSDHeadquarters 20071111.jpg
LCSD headquarters
Traditional Chinese 康樂及文化事務署
Simplified Chinese 康乐及文化事务署

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Chinese: 康樂及文化事務署, often abbreviated as LCSD, is a department in the Government of Hong Kong. It reports to the Home Affairs Bureau, headed by the Secretary for Home Affairs. It provides leisure and cultural activities for the people of Hong Kong, which was also one of the tasks of the former Urban Council and Regional Council. It manages various public facilities around Hong Kong including public libraries, swimming pools, and sports centres. The well-known Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong Space Museum are among several museums also managed by the department. It was established in 2000 and its headquarters is in Shatin, New Territories.

List of directors for LCSD[edit]

  • Thomas Chow Tat-ming
  • Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee (2009–2014)
  • Michelle Li Mei-sheung (2014–present)[1]

Facilities and services[edit]

Museums[edit]

Hong Kong museum of history

Parks[edit]

Most public parks and gardens are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Public libraries[edit]

Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) consists of 67 static and 10 mobile libraries offering a total collection of 12.3 million items of books, audio/video materials, newspapers and periodicals, etc.[2] Among the most significant libraries are the Hong Kong Central Library, Kowloon Public Library, and Sha Tin Public Library.

Sports and fitness[edit]

The LCSD operates two stadia (Hong Kong Stadium and Mong Kok Stadium) and numerous sports grounds, indoor sporting halls and courts, and public swimming pools.

Sports Subvention Scheme[edit]

Under the Sports Subvention Scheme, the LCSD provides recurrent subvention to 58 national sports associations (NSAs) in Hong Kong, at levels ranging from around HK$0.5 million to HK$10 million (in 2011-12). Until 2004-2005, NSAs received subventions from the statutory Hong Kong Sports Development Board.[3] NSAs are members of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, which is the National Olympic Committee in Hong Kong responsible for the co-ordination of all local sports organizations and promotion of sports in Hong Kong.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior appointments (with photos)". Government of Hong Kong. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Public Libraries - Introduction". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Home Affairs LC Paper No. CB(2)772/11-12(04)

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Opera:Verdi's 'Rigoletto' trailer

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and produced by Musica Viva Limited, the Opera: 'Rigoletto' will be staged at Hong Kong City Hall f...

LCSD Brings You Inspiring Cultural Experiences

To promote arts and culture, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) creatively unveiled a magnetic playzone at Kowloon Tong Station interchange conc...

Handy lifesaving devices boost survival rate (21.4.2013)

Easy to use high-tech lifesaving devices are becoming common fixtures at Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues across the city, from swimming pools...

Culture app launched for iPad (30.10.2012)

Following a successful launch of the "My Culture" mobile application for iPhone and Android smartphones in early September, the Leisure & Cultural Services D...

HK's biggest dinosaur expo opens (7.11.2013)

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam opened the Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs exhibition at the Science Museum today, the largest show of its kind ever held in Hong K...

FS opens Bruce Lee expo (19.7.2013)

Financial Secretary John Tsang opened an exhibition commemorating the life of Bruce Lee at the Heritage Museum today. Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Ser...

Hong Kong Central Library - Introduction

The Hong Kong Central Library was established in 2001. Under the purview of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the HKSARG, it is the largest pub...

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Revolution expo to open (27.11.2013)

The Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum will open a new exhibition at the Museum of History on November 29, on the 1911 Revolution. Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Ser...

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75 news items

the Diplomat

the Diplomat
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:45 -0700

... this reasoning has been disputed by the independent volunteer team, citing that any registered group, society, or trade union can submit a permit request to use public sites like Victoria Park to the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
 
People's Daily Online
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:48:45 -0700

To celebrate that Hong Kong style milk tea is on the list of Hong Kong's first intangible cultural heritage inventory which was announced by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong on June 17, 2014, the Association of Coffee and Tea ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:47:40 -0700

The book has been loaned out 89 times since 2005 and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), which is responsible for public libraries, has received no complaints to date. The department said its collection was guided by the Unesco Public ...
 
South China Morning Post
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:13:46 -0700

The five-member jury said the Home Affairs Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department should erect signs warning of rapid tide movements and boggy ground in intertidal zones. The latter should also consider posting lifeguards at these ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:11:15 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - World War I remains one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. The war, which started a century ago in Europe and spread to different fronts across the globe, caused massive loss of life among soldiers and civilians as well as ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:51:09 -0700

The report was accepted by the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and supported by the Antiquities Advisory Board. We will implement all the mitigation measures as part of the project to the satisfaction of ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0700

... programme information can be found in leaflets distributed at all performing venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, at BC or on the webpage at www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/filmprog/english/2011ms100/2011ms100_index.html.

artnet News

artnet News
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:52:30 -0700

... given by the government: “The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is burning ivory and promoting the message of protecting endangered species while the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is showing rhino horns as art.”.
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