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56 Nationalities in a Tai Chi Class to Create New World Record

The Guinness World Records (GWR) event was held in the morning of 18 November 2018 at the Southorn Playground. A highlight in our year-round anniversary programme, the event embodies the ISS belief in equal opportunities for all regardless of race, nationality or creed. We also aimed to promote the spirit of communal harmony through Tai Chi - a Chinese martial art best known for its harmonious movements and suitable for all, young and old.

Our Guest of Honour, Mr Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR government, commented in his speech at the event that “ISS Hong Kong has all along been a valued partner of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in providing support services to generations of new immigrants and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.” “I must say that in the last 20 years, I worked very closely with ISS Hong Kong. They are truly my bona fide partner in providing welfare support for the under-privileged and disadvantaged in Hong Kong,” said Mr Matthew Cheung. After conducting the kick-off ceremony together with other officiating guests, Mr Cheung sounded the air horn to start the 30-minute Tai Chi class with the participation of some 400 people of 56 nationalities to set a new Guinness World Record. 

Consul General and representatives from Consulate General of Iran, Israel, Germany, the Philippines and Nigeria attended or took part in the Tai Chi class. Other participants consisted of staff, service users, students and members of the public.

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