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WSD to offer self-guided tours of Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir
     The Water Supplies Department today (October 14) announced that three sessions of self-guided tours will be offered free of charge daily at the Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir (Ex-SSPSR) from October 31 onwards, while the current arrangement of three guided tours per day will remain unchanged. Each session of the self-guided tours lasts for one hour and can accommodate a maximum of 50 visitors. 

     Starting from 9am on October 17, the self-guided tour to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir dedicated webpage will be open for booking visiting sessions from October 31 to November 30. From November onwards, the booking system of the self-guided tours will display visiting sessions available for booking in the coming two months from 9am on the first working day of each month. Upon any cancellation of a booking, the place will be released immediately for booking again.

     Visitors on a self-guided tour may listen to the audio guide by scanning the QR codes of respective highlight spots to learn about the internal and external design and architectural structures of the service reservoir, as well as the historical development of the fresh water supply system in Kowloon and more. The audio guide file is also available at the dedicated webpage for download.

     To reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission, all visitors entering the service reservoir, except for exempted persons, will be required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" app to scan the venue QR code and comply with the requirements of the Vaccine Pass and other infection control measures.

     With the launch of the self-guided tours, the daily receiving capacity of the Ex-SSPSR will increase from around 80 visitors to 230 visitors. As at the end of September, about 8,900 visitors had participated in the guided tours to the Ex-SSPSR. 

     The Government will examine the long-term conservation and revitalisation plan for the Ex-SSPSR, making reference to the public's views collected upon their participation in the guided tours and self-guided tours, so as to identify a new use most suited for it, with a view to enabling the public to better enjoy the place.
Ends/Friday, October 14, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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