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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 Mrs Betty FUNG CHING Suk-yee, 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 (31 August 2009–present)

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.[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]

References[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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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...

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From rebellion to respectability (20.5.2012)

Now considered a healthy sport, skateboarding is growing in popularity, with an estimated 4000 skaters in Hong Kong. To cater to this demand, the Leisure an...

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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83 news items

 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - At the invitation of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), veteran stage management practitioner Peter Li will hold a series of talks entitled "Lecture Series on Stage Management (3)", as well as a guided tour on the ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:11:15 -0700

exhibition series, which is organised by Oi! of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The series comprises seven exhibitions, all conceived by young and outstanding local curators. Collaborating with design partner Karr Yip, the guest curators ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), "Doubt" (to be performed in Cantonese) will be staged at 8pm on September 12 and 13 (Friday and Saturday) and at 3pm on September 13 and 14 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Theatre of ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Yangqin Recital by Kwok Ka-ying, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and one of the attractions of the "Our Music Talents" Series, will be staged in September. Young local yangqin virtuoso Kwok Ka-ying will ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:22:30 -0700

Let's remember here that the only reason most of the arts community was ever gung-ho on West Kowloon is that this project had been prised out of the grip of that awful Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which runs the rest of the arts venues in ...
 
Motor E magazine
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0700

... Eagles; Hong Kong's public driving ranges; and governing bodies, including the Home Affairs Bureau, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and the Hong Kong Sports Institute.
 
South China Morning Post
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:03:45 -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)
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The tap dance theatre production "The Wish of Tap Tap" will be staged at the Tai Po Civic Centre Auditorium on July 29 and 30 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at 2.30pm and 4pm. Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ...
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