Hong Kong unveils National Day celebration offers, including free MTR rides for children, half-price film tickets and dining discounts
Chief Executive John Lee announces deals and discounts for October 1 holiday, including free rides on trams, light rail trains, MTR-run buses and two ferry servicesChildren will also be able to ride the MTR for free, while discounts at more than 1,000 restaurants are expected for the occasionHong Kong societyHarvey KongandKahon ChanPublished: 5:12pm, 19 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Free MTR rides for children, half-price film tickets and dining discounts will be offered to celebrate the National Day holiday on October 1, Hong Kong’s leader has announced.
Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu on Tuesday said residents would also be able to make use of complimentary rides on trams, light rail trains, buses run by the MTR Corporation and two ferry services. Facilities operated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will also be open for use free of charge.
“The government and public institutions will take the lead in launching a series of activities and discounts to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with the public,” Lee said before his weekly meeting with the key decision-making body the Executive Council.
Authorities will roll out a host of new initiatives and relaunch ones offered on July 1 to mark the city’s return to Chinese rule.