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Government House open to the public on March 18
     Government House will be open to the public on March 18 (Sunday) from 10am to 5pm.

     Visitors will be able to view the flowers and trees, in particular the blossoming azaleas, in the garden and the landscaped area, and see the places where the Chief Executive holds official functions and receives dignitaries in Government House. There will also be guided tours for visitors to learn more about the history and architectural features of the distinguished building.

     "Visitors will enjoy music performances by the Hong Kong Police Band and student ensembles while strolling in the garden," a government spokesman said. 

     "Display boards and two-dimensional barcodes will also be set up to share the history, architecture and important moments of Government House. Visitors with mobile phones and related 2D barcode software may browse information about Government House and the flowers."

     A large number of visitors are anticipated on the day. To ensure that those already in the queue can be admitted in time, queuing outside Government House may be stopped before 5pm.
     Visitors will enter the garden through the east gate on Upper Albert Road and leave through the main gate. The visitors' routing is one-way only. They are encouraged to arrive by public transport.
     Visitors may visit the website of Government House (www.ceo.gov.hk/gh/eng) for details of the open day.
     Government House is a declared monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance.
Ends/Sunday, March 11, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00
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