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KMB launches 8 more city lines to play Buscation 2A and 11 "check in" housing estates to visit old Hong Kong

2021-04-13T00:10:47.300Z

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has struck Hong Kong for more than a year, and citizens cannot travel abroad, so they travel locally in their spare time. KMB took advantage of the momentum and launched "Buscation". Following the introduction of multiple bus tours from the river to Nam Sang Wai and other suburban routes at the end of last year,



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Written by: Lin Yingxian

2021-04-13 08:00

Last update date: 2021-04-13 08:00

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has struck Hong Kong for more than a year, and citizens cannot travel abroad. So they travel locally in their spare time. KMB took advantage of the momentum and launched "Buscation". Following the introduction of multiple bus tours to the outskirts such as Nam Sang Wai at the end of last year, they took advantage of this. As early summer is coming, 8 more city lines will be launched to take everyone to Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories for an in-depth tour.

Among them, the 2A line from Mei Foo to Lok Wah Village in Kwun Tong will pass through 11 old public housing estates, including So Uk Village, Ping Shek Village, etc. Some housing estates have recently become "check-in" resorts, such as Kai Yip Village Basketball Court, Ping Shek Village, etc. Stone Village Patio and Rainbow Village Roof Stadium, etc.

Boarding the 2A bus line from Mei Foo, the first housing estate to arrive was So Uk Village in Cheung Sha Wan, which was completed in the early 1960s.

(Data Picture/Photo by Hong Yeming)

First stop: Suwu Village

Boarding the 2A bus line from Mei Foo, the first housing estate to arrive was So Uk Village in Cheung Sha Wan, which was completed in the early 1960s.

Su Uk Village was rebuilt in 2010. In order to preserve the historical traces, the Housing Department has preserved the "Su Uk Three Treasures", namely the golden lacquered gates, the small white houses used to sell fire water in the past, and the "Swallow Pavilion."

"Swallow Pavilion" was drawn in 1998 by Mai Rong, a member and painter of the Mural Society. It depicts the appearance of Suwu Village before reconstruction. It covers an area of ​​more than 120 square meters. After the reconstruction, Mai Rong not only repaired the mural by himself, but also Draw another new mural for another pavilion next to it.

Second stop: Li Cheng Uk Village

After leaving So Uk Village, citizens can go to the neighboring Li Cheng Uk Village, which is also one of Hong Kong's long-standing public housing estates.

In 1955, the government developed Li Chengwu as a resettlement area. During the leveling of the site, a brick tomb from the Eastern Han Dynasty was discovered at the site of Block C and D, and 58 Ming wares were unearthed, including pottery and bronze wares. .

The ancient tomb has now been set up as the Li Zhengwu Han Tomb Museum for permanent preservation.

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Third stop: Rainbow Village

After leaving Changsha Bay, Line 2A can take everyone to the check-in hotspot-Rainbow Village Roof Stadium.

Rainbow Village was completed in the 1960s. The exterior walls of public housing estates were painted with rainbow colors. Walking onto the stadium covered by the parking lot, the entire rainbow-colored housing estate is in sight. Those who like to stretch their muscles and bones can go to the stadium to "guess wave" with young people and like to punch cards. People, different corners of the stadium are very suitable for taking pictures to leave a youthful image.

After leaving the stadium and walking a few steps, you will arrive at the market in the village. Walking into the market is like sitting on a time machine, going back to the 80s in an instant. In addition to the now very rare office and comic shop, there are also old-style hair salons. Young handsome men are patronizing shaving and shirting.

Fourth stop: Pingshi Village

Next to Choi Hung Village is Pingshi Village. This village was completed in the 1970s. Each of the two-tower buildings in the village has patios. Many photography enthusiasts love to visit here to "check in."

In 2010, the Housing Authority spent 130 million yuan to revitalize the village and build a multi-purpose activity center. There is a memory pavilion in the center, which displays commemorative items, including the former Hong Kong Governor Sir David Terry who visited Ping Shek Village in 1971. Rare photos, as well as the life photos of the neighborhoods of Pingshi Village in the past, record the history of Pingshi Village for more than 40 years.

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Fifth stop: start the owner's field

The last two stops of Buscation on this trip are the "Kai Owner Field" in Kowloon Bay. The street style of the stadium is matched with the industrial area in the district, which is unique.

The stadium covers an area of ​​20,000 square feet and is multi-functional, including 3 basketball hoop feature shots, a badminton court, a three-a-side football field, a jogging track and a children's space.

In many corners of the stadium, inspirational words such as "Hong Kong athletes are not rubbish" and "until the end, not the end" are written that express the spirit of Hong Kong.

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Sixth stop: South China Village

There are two "blue tunnels" on the roof of the parking lot of Lehua South Village, the terminus. The tunnels consist of multiple light blue circular openings in cement walls. Walking into one circle after another, it is like stepping into a light blue background time tunnel.

Although the light blue wall is simple, it exudes a "literary wind", attracting boys and girls to "check in". On the day the reporter arrived, parents took pictures with their children, leaving a mark of growth.

Get on and off the bus four times, Sheng Hui $24.8

The entire 2A line passes through 11 old public housing estates. If you play Buscation in the footsteps of a reporter, you basically need to get on the bus 4 times. The total fare is 24.8 yuan. People who are interested in tracing the city can also travel to other housing estates. , Appreciate the characteristics of Hong Kong housing estates.

KMB Route 2A was opened in December 1952. At first, it only traveled from Sham Shui Po Ferry Pier to Kowloon City. However, one year later, due to the increase in population in the Ngau Tau Kok resettlement area, the route was extended from Kowloon City to Ngau Tau Kok. This route was in June 1967 It was once suspended and resumed four months later. In 1996, the route was extended to Mei Foo and became the current route between Mei Foo and Lok Wah Village in Kwun Tong.

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Eight city Buscation routes all over Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories

Route 2A has been running in Kowloon for more than half a century and has witnessed the evolution of KMB’s buses, such as upgrading to air-conditioning services, adding Octopus interchange discounts, and adding arrival time forecasts. At present, this route passes through franchised bus low-emission zones. Meet the EU Type V or above emission standards.

KMB has also launched another 7 buscation routes in cities, including Central, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun, Kam Tin, Fanling, Ma On Shan and Tai O. This summer, you can explore the streets of Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories.

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