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Firing up Foshan

Over 50 officers sampled the cultural and historical treasures of Foshan during a recent exchange trip.

Members of the Police Choir, and the Chinese Culture and Handicraft Clubs, set off on October 5 led by Choir Chairman Peter Halliday, and Culture Club Chairman Eric Choi and Vice-chairman Helen Kwong. They visited the ancient Nanfeng Kiln in Shiwan, built in the Ming Dynasty, and got to glaze pots under the guidance of master potters.

Apart from sightseeing, the trip's primary task was to express care and friendship, and included a visit to the Chiang Cha Province Home for the Aged where members said they were overwhelmed by the hospitality of its 200 elderly residents. The Choir sang them songs, and staged performances for other agencies in the area also.

Mr Halliday received a souvenir from the Prima Donna of a musical spectacular held at Lotus World, while members distributed vibrant balloons to the local kids during a Choir performance.

Members also savoured the technology of Foshan Public Security's 110 Command and Control Centre, and the Government-protected relics of the Sung Dynasty Ancestral Temple. Sampling the sometimes-exotic local fare, and a therapeutic body massage in a local hospital, also contributed to the fun and intrigue of the memorable trip.

Peter Halliday, Helen Kwong and the crew try their hand at pottery

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