Stamp Journey to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Stamp Journey to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

On July 1st, 2017, Chairman Xi Jinping attended the signing ceremony of the "Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation in the Development of the Greater Bay Area". According to the Outline Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area "The Outline Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area" issued by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on February 18th, 2019, beside making Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into a vibrant world-class city cluster, a globally influential international innovation and technology hub, an important support pillar for The Belt and Road Initiative, as well as a showcase for in-depth cooperation between Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao, the outline also set to build a quality living circle for residing, working and travelling, and creating a model of high-quality development area.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) consists of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) as well as the nine Pearl River Delta municipalities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province, covering a total area of 56,000 square kilometers with a combined population of more than 86 million. As one of the most open and economically vibrant regions in China, the Greater Bay Area plays a significant strategic role in the overall development of the country. It takes Lingnam culture as its core culture, and the four cities of Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou and Shenzhen will act as the core engines for the regional development.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, New York Metropolitan Area, San Francisco Bay Area and Tokyo Bay Area are known as the four Bay Areas in the world, which have broad prospects for development. In terms of innovation and technology, the Greater Bay Area focus on developing an international innovation and technology hub. In the financial services sector, great efforts have been made to develop offshore RMB business, insurance industry, bond market and interconnection with Mainland China's capital market. In the shipping and logistics industry, focus laid on the construction of aviation hub, the development of port and logistics industry and cross-border infrastructure. In addition, the Greater Bay Area has relevant policy priorities in international law and dispute resolution services, medical services, education, and tourism, etc.

The exhibition features stamps issued by the Mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong, taking visitors through a journey in culture, lifestyle as well as the environment of the Greater Bay Area. Through the thematic issues about infrastructure including "Achievements of China's High Speed Rail", "Beijing-Kowloon Through Trains", "Taipa Line Operation - Macao Light Rapid Transit" and "Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge" by these three regions, Visitors travelling to the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Grater Bay Area" from any station of the Eight Vertical and Eight Horizontal High-speed Rail Network can feel the whole Greater Bay Area moving towards the development goal of building a world-class Bay Area and cities.

The geographical proximity, cultural affinity, complementary industries and business ties between Hong Kong and Macao provide the basis for building a cultural Bay Area. In the annual issue program, CTT has been issuing commemorative stamps with themes related to the mountains, rivers and landscapes of the Motherland, the Chinese zodiac and festivals, traditions and customs, culture and sages, environmental protection and architecture, as well as culinary delights. Through these stamp issues, CTT aims to promote historic landmarks and various cultural heritage in the Greater Bay Area, as well as the heritage and enhancement of the Lingnan Culture, represented by Cantonese opera, dragon boat, martial arts, lion dance, traditional crafts and beverage etc. Therefore, the exhibition can highlight the cultural charm of the Greater Bay Areas cities and showcase the spirit of synergy and identity value which integrate with the country's development.

Exhibition Program

Location Temporary Gallery, Communications Museum
Opening time Starting from 05/11/2021 (09:00 - 17:30), Mondays to Sundays, closed on public holidays.
Guided Tour Around 20 minutes, for schools (SE-01), organizations & elderly groups (GE-01) with visit booking.
Items Interactive Games / Photo Areas
The Greater Bay Area on the Track
  • Links between Cities of the Greater Bay Area
  • Let's Hop on the Train
  • Building Your City in the Greater Bay Area
  • Jigsaw with Style
Cities of the Greater Bay Area
  • Speed Quiz on the Greater Bay Area
  • Make a Pose - Cantonese Opera
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Photo Area