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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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Hong Kong Standard
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:30:00 -0700

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South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:41:21 -0700

It is just one of 13 museums, grouped together under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, answerable to the Home Affairs Bureau. The museum thus comes with great bureaucratic baggage as it tries to balance being both a respected, serious ...

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:37:30 -0700

Stars include Tu Sze-chung, Yu Sai-Tang, and Tang Wing-wai, resulting in what is a “100 percent Hong Kong play imbued with local colour and sentiment”, describes the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which is presenting the play. The city's ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:23:01 -0700

"Piano Recital by Nelson Freire" is one of the programmes in the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Great Music 2015 series. Tickets priced at $150, $220, $320 and $420 are now available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for senior ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:14:30 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Sport for All Day (SFAD) 2015 will be held on August 2 (Sunday). The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will open its leisure facilities for public use without charges and organise free recreation and sports programmes ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Shamshuipo Lear" (in Cantonese) by Prospects Theatre will be staged at 8pm on September 11 and 12 (Friday and Saturday), and 3pm on September 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday), at the ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:44:49 -0700

Other buyers 8include the Highways Department, the Food and Environmental 8Hygiene Department, and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. CSD's spokeswoman said the commercial value of products made and services provided by inmates' ...
 
Military Technologies
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:26:15 -0700

One of the programmes in the "Re-run Run Shows" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "So Long, Fare well! HK" (re-run) by Metro-HoliK Studio (to be performed in Cantonese) will be staged at 8pm on September 18 and 19 ...
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