For Immediate Release
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce will organize Free Ride Day on 29 November, which will allow everyone in Hong Kong to ride on the trams and two cross-harbour Star Ferry routes for free for the entire day.
The Chamber has organized Free Ride Day annually since 2011. “Our members have generously sponsored this event once again to give back to the community. It’s a meaningful community-building event that creates a happy atmosphere across the city,” said HKGCC Chairman Aron Harilela.
“Despite the very difficult economic challenges, our members – including individuals, SMEs and multinationals – have dug deep into their pockets to make this event possible, as they share our conviction that it is very important to give back to the community.
“Although transportation services have been disrupted in recent months, our hope is that Free Ride Day will go ahead as planned and that as many people as possible can benefit from it,” he added.
HKGCC CEO Shirley Yuen also thanked Chamber members who sponsored this year’s event. “We are extremely grateful to the 100-plus members whose generosity has made Free Ride Day possible,” she said.
She also thanked the event’s media partners, Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited and the Sing Tao Group, including Sing Tao Daily, Headline Daily and The Standard, for publicizing the event and encouraging the public to take advantage of Free Ride Day.
Ten trams carrying advertisements spreading the Free Ride Day message are currently running along Hong Kong island and will continue until 7 December.
Free Ride Day first took place in 2011 to celebrate HKGCC’s 150th Anniversary. It was so well received by the public that the Chamber decided to make it an annual event, with the support of our member companies. Since then, around 3 million people have enjoyed free trips on the trams and Star Ferries.
Photo 1: HKGCC’s annual Free Ride Day will take place on 29 November 2019.
Photo 2: 10 trams advertising the Free Ride Day theme together with the companies who have sponsored the event are currently running along Hong Kong island and will continue until 7 December.
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