Welcome to SHINE Centre Site!

Introduction

Since August 2009, Christian Action SHINE Centre (located in Tuen Mun and Jordan) has provided support services for ethnic minorities and local organizations for archieving social integration and racial hamony.


Our Aims

- Empower ethnic minorities to better integrate and contribute to the wider community
- Promote a more racially harmonious and inclusive society
- Like the sun, we SHINE on  Services for Harmonious Intergration & Neighbourhood EMpowerment



Due to  a case of  close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 individual,
SHINE CENTRE (TUEN MUN CENTRE) will close centre and do deep cleaning from 4th December 2020 to 17th December 2020.
Will resume services on 18 December 2020.
Any enquiries,  please call SHINE CENTRE 31884555 and JORDAN CENTRE @ 3422 3820.


Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation.

With a view to combating the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government will impose stringent measures

and prohibit any group gathering of more than four persons in any public place.  Stay at home,

avoid crowded places and maintain social distancing.


The penalties for participating in a prohibited group gathering, failing to wear a mask under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap.599) or failing to comply with a requirement of a compulsory testing direction or a compulsory testing notice will be increased with effect from 11 December 2020.  For details, please refer to the press release."

The link to the press release and Annex:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400674.htm?fontSize=2



Universal Community Testing Programme to be launched on 1 September 2020

We encourage you to participate in the Programme.


Online booking service to make appointments is launched on 29 August 2020 via the link below :
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

The COVID-19 Universal Community Testing Programme has been extended until September 11 (Friday).  Those who are interested in taking the tests should book a time slot online in advance at https://booking.communitytest.gov.hk/form/index.jsp.  If you need assistance to make a booking, please contact SHINE centre at 3422 3820.  Information on the Programme in ethnic minority languages are available on the Home Affairs Department Race Relations Unit website at https://www.had.gov.hk/rru/english/home/index.html.  Join the test, Protect yourself and others! 

Publicity Video for the Universal Community Testing Programme


Urdu Version: https://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/20200826_HAD_Urdu.mp4
Hindi Version: https://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/20200826_HAD_Hindi.mp4
Nepali Version: https://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/20200826_HAD_Nepali.mp4

Video of Experts take part in Universal Community Testing Programme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SrjkcMAe8c&feature=emb_logo


Here are the scripts in 8 languages


Bahasa Indonesia        Nepali       Tagalog      Urdu        Hindi        Punjabi      Thai       Vietnamese


The Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) aims to better gauge the COVID-19 infection situation in Hong Kong and find asymptomatic patients as early as possible to achieve early identification, early isolation and early treatment, and to cut the virus transmission chain in the community. The UCTP also aims to allow members of the public who wish to undergo free virus testing to receive the service. For details, please refer to the

UCTP’s webpage.

Here are the leaflets in 9 languages 


Bahasa      English     Hindi     Nepali    Punjabi     Tagalog      Thai      Urdu     Vietnamese 


Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Government further tightens social distancing measures

In view of the development of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the Government announced on November 24 to further tighten social distancing measures under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F).

The following measures will take effect from November 26 for a period of seven days till December 2, 2020:

Catering premises and scheduled premises (details at Annex)

1. All bars or pubs, bath-houses, clubs or nightclubs must be closed. Party rooms will continue to be closed;

2. The number of people participating in any one banquet in catering premises will be limited to 40;

3. Apart from catering premises, live performance and dancing must not be allowed in meeting rooms or function rooms of clubhouses;

4. For hotels and guesthouses, restrictions will be imposed on gathering activities and infection control measures will be strengthened, including no more than four persons in a guest room, no more than eight persons in a suite with more than one bedroom, and no more than 20 persons during any religious or cultural ritual in relation to a wedding. Operators of hotels must arrange for persons under quarantine to be segregated from other persons not under quarantine, and must take reasonable steps to ensure that persons under quarantine cannot leave their guest rooms and cannot receive any visitors into their guest rooms during the quarantine period;

5. Persons responsible for carrying on catering businesses providing dine-in services and scheduled premises must apply for a "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code from the Government on or before December 2, and display the QR code obtained at the entrance of the premises or at a conspicuous position within two working days upon receipt of the QR code; and

6. Other requirements and restrictions on catering business and scheduled premises will be maintained, including no dine-in service from 0.00am to 4.59am and no more than four persons per table in catering premises with the number of customers not exceeding 50% of the seating capacity. Persons must not consume food or drink and must wear a mask when they are away from the table in catering premises. Facilities involving higher health risks such as steam and sauna facilities and ball pits will continue to be closed.

Group gatherings

7. Unless exempted, the prohibition on group gatherings of more than four persons in public places will continue.

Mask-wearing requirement

8. The mandatory mask-wearing requirement under Cap. 599I will be extended.

The Government urges all members of the public to stay at home as much as possible, go out or dine out less often, and reduce the frequency of social activities with friends outside co-living family members to prevent getting themselves infected and subsequent transmission to their family members, in order to safeguard themselves and their family at this key moment. Maintaining good personal and environmental hygiene at all times is key to prevention of infection and the spread of the virus in the community.

Please visit the Thematic Website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly for further information and updates.  We would like to solicit your support to disseminate the information to your service users so that they could adopt proper preventive measures.  For more details, please refer to the below press releases and the attached Annex:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500059.htm


Department of Health


Anti-epidemic fund announced by chief executive 8 languages

HAD Video【Prevent Diseases · Maintain Good Hygiene】: Urdu / Hindi / Nepali

Please visit to the following link for update information for pneumonia

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CE visits ethnic minorities

Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited several ethnic minority grassroots families in Yau Tsim Mong district on 1 March 2020. She gave them face masks, daily necessities and leaflets with health information prepared in the languages they are familiar with. The Chief Executive appealed to the whole community, regardless of their background and race t

Cultural Highlights (Thailand)
Geographical Information

Total area is 514,000 sq km. Thailand borders with Myanmar in the north & west, Laos in the north, Cambodia in the east and connects with Malaysia in the south.

Population of Thailand: 67,000,000 (2012) Ethnicity: Thai, Chinese and others

National Flag

 

Languages

Thai, English and regional dialects

Cuisines

 

Thai food is known for its balance of several fundamental taste senses – sour, sweet, salty and bitter. The use of strong aromatic spicy is emphasized with lightly prepared dishes. Curry (green, yellow, red) and tom yam kung are more well known dishes in Hong Kong.

Clothes

 

Men’s national costume is known as suea phraratchathan (Royally bestowed shirt). Men in wedding, politicians and civil officials attending ceremonies will adopt the shirt.

For the traditional clothes for men and women, they usually wear them in special occasions and have variations in different regions. In general, women like to wear the ankle-length wrap skirt called phasin and wear the blouse plus sabai on shoulder. Men wear mohom that is fitted to the waist by rectangular checkerboard cloth called pakama.

Festival

 

Water festival (Songkran) is famous Thai festival taken place in New Year. People pour water at one another as a cleansing ritual to welcome new year. Festival of lights (Loi Krathong) is one of Thai oldest and best-preserved traditions. Thousand of ornately-decorated krathong  (banana leaf floats) are set adrift in rivers.
Other featured festivals are Chinese New Year, Phuket Vegetarian Festival, His Majestic The King’s Birthday Celebration and various province-based festivals.

Religion

Buddhism (majority), Muslim, Christianity, Hinduism and others.

Greeting

Sawadee-kahp (as spoken by male) Sawadee-ka (as spoken by female)