West Kowloon Cultural District exhibition re-opens tomorrow at Heritage Museum

Members of the public are invited to visit the exhibition of screened-in proposals for the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum starting tomorrow (April 16).

The exhibition will be staged at the Thematic Galleries 1 & 2, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin until June 30.

A Government spokesman said more than 141,700 visits had already been recorded from December 16, 2004, to March 28, 2005, when the exhibition was held at the Hong Kong Science Museum and then the Hong Kong City Hall.

"People should take the opportunity to view the three screened-in proposals and continue to give their views before the public consultation closes. Representatives of the screened-in proponents will explain their proposals to visitors at the exhibition," the spokesman said.

The Government announced last month that the public consultation exercise for the WKCD project would be extended to the end of June this year.

Adhering to the normal opening hours of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the exhibition will be open from 10am to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays; and from 10am to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays. It will be closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). Admission to the WKCD exhibition is free.

The museum can be easily accessed by bus and rail. It is a five-minute walk from the Che Kung Temple KCR Station. There is also a free shuttle-bus service between the Sha Tin KCR station and the museum on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10am to close of the opening hours. The shuttle service runs at 10-minute intervals.

People can call 2180 8188, or visit the Heritage Museum website: http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/ or the WKCD website: www.hplb.gov.hk/wkcd for more information.

More than 23,380 comment cards and 350 written submissions have so far been received by the Government.

Ends/Friday, April 15, 2005