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22 August 2018

New Kaito Ferry Service between Ma Liu Shui, Kat O and Ap Chau

The new kaito ferry service between Ma Liu Shui, Kat O and Ap Chau will be launched on 2 September 2018 (Sunday). The details are as follows:

Operator:               Best Sonic Industrial Limited
(present operator of the kaito service between Ma Liu Shui and Lai Chi Wo)
Date of first run:    2 September 2018 (Sunday)
Service days:          Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Fare:                       $90 for a return trip; $50 for a one-way trip from Kat O to Ma Liu Shui
Boarding locations: Ma Liu Shui Landing No. 3; the public piers on Ap Chau and Kat O

08:30-10:00     Ma Liu Shui to Kat O
10:15-10:30     Kat O to Ap Chau
12:00-12:15     Ap Chau to Kat O
15:30-17:00     Kat O to Ma Liu Shui

The new kaito ferry service to Kat O and Ap Chau will further enhance the accessibility of the North East New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. For ticket reservations and other details, please contact the operator at 2555 9269.


25 July 2018

New UNESCO Global Geopark-themed Banknotes in Hong Kong

Through the collaboration of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the three note-issuing banks of Hong Kong, the 2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes were unveiled on 24 July 2018. Among the five new denominations, the HK$500 banknote features the world-class hexagonal rock columns in Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. The notes will be put into circulation in early 2019-20, replacing the existing 2010 series.

“Besides carrying state-of-the-art security features, the new series is distinctly different from the previous banknotes series in the design,” said Mr Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA. “We are thankful to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (the management authority of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark) and other partners for their valuable advice and contribution to the new Hong Kong banknotes series, which reflects the wide and surprising spectrum of life and natural heritage in Hong Kong.”

In addition to an educational mobile application (app), roving exhibitions will be held across several districts in Hong Kong, introducing the new banknotes and the design themes to the public before they are released.

“These beautifully designed denominations with "UNESCO Global Geopark" as the design theme are probably the first-ever in the world of this type,” said a spokesman for Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. “The release of these new bank notes and the mobile app will not only promote Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, but also contribute to the global geopark movement. May I take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the HKMA's valued contribution to the global geopark movement through the production of these beautiful new bank notes.”


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