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"Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2013" now on sale

2 November 2012

The Hong Kong Observatory publication "Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2013" is now on sale.

The tide tables list the predicted heights and times of daily high and low waters at 14 locations in Hong Kong, which are Chek Lap Kok, Cheung Chau, Chi Ma Wan, Ko Lau Wan, Kwai Chung, Lok On Pai, Ma Wan, Quarry Bay, Shek Pik, Tai Miu Wan, Tai O, Tai Po Kau, Tsim Bei Tsui and Waglan Island. Phases of the moon are also given.

The "Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2013" adopts a new design, making it easier for readers to carry. It also includes a survey form inside for readers to provide feedback to the Hong Kong Observatory on the publication.

The bilingual publication is a useful reference for engineers, shipping companies, wharf and container terminal operators, yachtsmen, fishing and water sports enthusiasts.

At $24 a copy, "Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2013" is available at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department, the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department and the Marine Department Headquarters. An electronic book-ordering service is also available at the online Government Bookstore at, details of which can be obtained through the telephone enquiry service of the Information Services Department at 2537 1910.