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Free rides, museum visits to mark Handover anniversary

11 June 2024


The free rides on trams on July 1 will be for everyone (HK Tramways photo)

A series of freebies are being planned for July 1, as part of celebrations to mark the 27th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

The plan was disclosed by Chief Executive John Lee, during a press briefing earlier today.

He said the treats will include traveling for free on trams, light rail and certain MTR buses in the northwest New Territories, as well as free entry to various indoor and outdoor facilities run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

These include the permanent exhibitions at the HK Science Museum, HK Space Museum, the HK Museum of Art, History Museum, HK Palace Museum and all exhibitions at the M+ in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Entry to HK Wetland Park will also be free on this day.


Visitors to Ocean Park will get 30 percent off their tickets between June 29 and July 1, and children as well as the elderly will get discounted tickets when they take the Peak Tram on July 1. Similarly, round-trip tickets to on standard cable cars at Ngong Ping 360 will be offered at 30% discount to children and seniors.

In addition, more than 1,000 restaurants will offer discounts on July 1 while the HK International Airport and some malls will host various activities and provide special offers.

The Chief Executive said more details will be revealed by various government departments and organizations at a later date.

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