Free entry to Hong Kong museums part of campaign

Hong Kong museums will be open to the public for free in January, under a new Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government campaign.

The "Appreciate Hong Kong" campaign will run from December to April and aims to increase appreciation and reflect gratitude for the city.

In addition to free entry to museums in January, other initiatives of the campaign include free visits to Ocean Park for low-income families and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort "We Did It" Award Scheme.

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There will also be the Hong Kong Marathon Carnival, Open Days of the Disciplined Forces Training School, the Food and Culture Festival and the West Kowloon Cultural District Freespace Happening - Enhanced Version.

The Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam said there were four meanings to the campaign.

"The first reflects an appreciation of Hong Kong," she said. "Hong Kong is a highly secure and efficient city.

"It has many beautiful country parks and Victoria Harbour, as well as highly efficient infrastructure and prominent achievements in culture, art and sport.

"It is also an international financial centre. All these aspects deserve appreciation."

The second meaning relates to showing gratitude for Hong Kong. Mrs Lam said she especially hoped that enterprises would help to reflect this gratitude and contribute more to Hong Kong.

The third meaning reflects an understanding of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is nowadays facing a number of difficulties and challenges. People should take more action so that Hong Kong can continue to shine, Mrs Lam said.

The fourth meaning reflects the need to add value to Hong Kong.

Mrs Lam said Hong Kong people must pull together to add value to the service industry and foster youth development.

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