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Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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 Mrs Betty FUNG CHING Suk-yee, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
Website www.lcsd.gov.hk
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
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LCSD headquarters
Simplified Chinese 康乐及文化事务署
Traditional Chinese 康樂及文化事務署

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 the former Regional Council. It also 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 (31 August 2009–present)

Facilities and services[edit]


Hong Kong museum of history


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

Public libraries[edit]

Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) consists of 66 static and 10 mobile libraries offering a total collection of 12.3 million items of books, AV materials, newspapers and periodicals, etc.[1] 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.[2] 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]


  1. ^ "Hong Kong Public Libraries - Introduction". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Home Affairs LC Paper No. CB(2)772/11-12(04)

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59 news items

7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0700

Non-Hong Kong residents have to apply, in person with valid travel documents bearing photographs, for Leisure Link Temporary Patron (LLTP) registration at the Leisure Link Telephone Services Centre of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Piano Recital by Yap Man-shan" will be staged in May to present music works by top maestros. The programme includes Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV208" ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:22:30 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - To sustain the betterment of the living environment in private property and to promote excellence in greening through outstanding landscape design and horticultural maintenance, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) ...
South China Morning Post
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:37:30 -0700

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the facility in So Kon Po, said it is planning full reconstruction of the Hong Kong Stadium turf pitch in 2015 and is working out the details of the project, including the works schedule. "The ...
Hong Kong Standard
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0700

A spokeswoman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said Wong's helicopter landed outside the boundary of statutory beach area for swimmers and no injuries were reported. In September 2012, Wong landed a helicopter on government land in ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:22:30 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has invited versatile music practitioner Dennis Wu to host eight "Journeys through Music" lectures during May and July. Wu's lectures will feature eight Eastern European composers.
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:11:15 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)'s Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) website (www.hkpl.gov.hk) was selected today (April 12) as one of the winning websites in the 2013 Meritorious Website Contest, organised ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:52:30 -0700

The Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is recruiting new members for its 17 bands and orchestras and two choirs. Training for 2014-15 will begin this September and continue to the end of May 2015. The deadline for applications ...

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