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City Gallery's "City Impression@Connectivity - On the Right Track" exhibition (with photos)

     An exhibition titled "City Impression@Connectivity - On the Right Track", jointly presented by the Planning Department (PlanD) and the Hong Kong Heritage Project with the support from the Peak Tramways Company Limited, will be held at the City Gallery at 3 Edinburgh Place, Central, from today (April 2) until July 6. The exhibition displays various artefacts examining the changing but unique role of the Peak Tram.

     Speaking at the exhibition's opening ceremony at the City Gallery today, the Deputy Director of Planning, Ms Phyllis Li, said that public transport plays an important role in the development of our city. From a mere means of public transportation to a touristic amenity and an icon of Hong Kong, the Peak Tram has witnessed the dramatic transformation of our city over the past century.

     Other officiating guests included the Group Director - Properties, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited, Mr Martyn Sawyer, and the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Heritage Project, Ms Fanny Iu.

     Mr Sawyer described the Peak Tram - the first cable funicular in Asia - as the most enduring emblem of Hong Kong's unique past, having witnessed war and many social changes. From only 150,000 passengers in 1888, the Peak Tram's annual passenger capacity has risen to a record-breaking 6.3 million in 2014. He said that the Peak Tramways Company is committed to a significant investment in the Peak Tram as the passenger demand continues to grow.

     Ms Iu said she hoped that the exhibition, which includes archives from the Hong Kong Heritage Project and planning information from PlanD, would arouse the interest of the public, in particular young people, in the history as well as the city planning of Hong Kong.

     The "City Impression@Connectivity - On the Right Track" exhibition is one of the thematic events of City Gallery's "City Impression@Connectivity" series launched earlier last year. To tie in with the thematic exhibition, a thematic seminar and a series of workshops will be held to facilitate the understanding of the history of the Peak Tram and related developments.

     For more information about the exhibition and the seminar/workshops, please visit the City Gallery's website at, or call 3102 1242.

Ends/Thursday, April 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:00


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