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Customs Headquarters Building Visit on 1 March 2014
DG Eugene Fong graced this special occasion and also, on behalf of our District and RAAS program, delivered a speech to thank Customs & Excise Department (C&E), Education Bureau and all supporting schools to join this visit for the purposes of offering our students a chance to learn from C&E about their mission and duties.

1. Visit of Customs Facilities at 9/F
An eye-opening visit to an Interview Room with special equipment for video-recording when interviewing suspects, Identity Parade Room, a room with one-way mirror to identify suspects without letting them see the attendees, and specially devised and furnished Detention Centre etc. Different C&E officers provided us very detailed explanations in each location. Photo-taking was not allowed in this floor.
It was a real situation that suspects had been arrested and sent to 9/F when we were staying in the Customs Headquarters Building. Therefore, the C&E officers executed their contingency plan in order to prevent those suspects from meeting us face to face. Under the careful guidance and well-organised of the super-efficient disciplinary force, despite the fact that our over-subscription really aggravated their workloads, 271 participants were triaged effectively to complete the visit smoothly.
Salute Customs and Excise officers!

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2. Visit of Exhibition Gallery at 10/F
“The History and Development of Hong Kong Customs in the past 100 years (香港海關 – 百年光影)” comprises 3 main exhibition areas:

A. Gateway
Displays the chronicle of China Customs, Hong Kong Customs and Chinese Maritime
Customs (Kowloon Customs)

B. TimeTunnel
Displays the development of Customs in the past 100 years and its significant roles at
different eras

C. MainGallery
Comprises one thematic section and six sections on the work areas:
(1) The thematic section “Recruitment and Training” displays information on training,
professionalization development and recruitment.
(2) Six sections are:
Anti-narcotics Investigation Section, Revenue Protection and Collection Section, Intellectual Property Rights Protection Section, Border Security and Trade Facilitation Section, Consumer Protection Section and International Cooperation Section.
(3). Presentation on procedures in case processing by C&E Department
An Officer of Office of Prosecution & Management Support gave the presentation followed by Q&A. Students were very excited and energetic to answer 10 questions respectively by raising their hands in a turbo speed to fight for the chance of providing an answer each time. Each winner got home with a cute Toy Customs Detector Dog!
List of Participating Schools –
A total of 29 schools including RAAS Partnering Schools and Non-RAAS (Names are arranged according to their date of enrollment)
RAAS Partnering Schools
Non-RAAS
文理書院 (香港) 趙聿修紀念中學
福建中學 浸信會呂明才中學 聖嘉勒女書院 香港神託會培敦中學 東華三院張明添中學 伯特利中學
文理書院 (九龍) 香港布廠商會朱石麟中學 基督教香港信義會信義中學 聖公會聖匠中學
香島中學
真光女書院 馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學 庇理羅士女子中學
英皇書院 (服務夥伴)
廖寶珊紀念書院
麗澤中學 何明華會督銀禧中學 張祝珊英文中學 東華三院李潤田紀念中學 聖言中學 中華基督教會公理高中書院 梁文燕紀念中學 (沙田) 港澳信義會慕德中學 匯知中學
沙田官立中學
觀塘官立中學

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