Kwun Tong Promenade's nearly 1km seaside boardwalk to be fully opened (with photos)

     The Kwun Tong Promenade (Stage II) will be opened tomorrow (May 27). As part of the Kai Tak Development, the Promenade covers an area of 3.4 hectares and will link up with Kwun Tong Promenade (Stage I), extending the waterfront boardwalk to nearly one kilometre in length. Members of the public will be able to enjoy not only the scenery of new East Kowloon landmarks such as the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Runway Park at close range, but also the splendid night view of Hong Kong Island East and panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Lei Yue Mun waterfront.

     To commemorate its history as a cargo handling area in Kwun Tong, artistic models of a mechanical crane and recycled paper bundles have been installed at the site. The designs were inspired by the former paper recycling industry at the original pier and aim to rekindle memories of the old cargo handling area. Additionally, the Promenade's landscaped area is equipped with active lighting, sound and special mist features. During nighttime the lighting flashes and changes along with music, interacting with mists of water droplets emitted from the ground and  kaleidoscopic beams from uplights along the whole boardwalk, creating a colourful and surreal effect.

     Kwun Tong Promenade (Stage II) also provides an array of facilities including a sensory garden, an elderly fitness corner, viewing gallery, a waterfront treeside walkway and more, creating another popular public leisure facility in Kwun Tong District.

     Located at No. 178 Hoi Bun Road in Kwun Tong, the Kwun Tong Promenade is open round the clock daily.  Members of the public can get there by bus (route Nos 11D, 15A, 15P, 23, 28A, 74X, 80, 80P, 80X, 83X, 93A, 268C and 269C), green minibus (route No. 103) or ferry (routes between Sai Wan Ho and Kwun Tong, and between North Point and Kwun Tong), or by walking from Kwun Tong or Ngau Tau Kok MTR Stations. For details, please refer to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department website ( or call venue staff at 2341 4755.

Ends/Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:46