Two of Hong Kong’s ferry companies that provide cross-harbour services will give passengers free rides on July 1 to celebrate HKSAR Establishment Day. The iconic Star Ferry will allow anyone who travels between Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai to board their vessels for free. Fortune Ferry will also distribute limited free tickets for its Central-Hung Hom and North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai Tak routes.

Anyone who wishes to board the Fortune Ferry should book their tickets in person at specific piers, on a first-come-first-served basis. They need to register their phone numbers and can then collect two tickets per phone number. Passengers can pick up their tickets based on the following schedule:

ROUTECOLLECTION POINTCOLLECTION TIME & DATE
Central-Hung HomCentral Pier 89am-5pm, June 24-July 1
North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai TakNorth Point Pier9am-5pm, June 24-July 1

In addition, passengers born on July 1 can also ride Fortune Ferry’s Central-Hung Hom, North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai Tak, and Tuen Mun-Tai O routes for free. Bring documents with proof of your date of birth to claim your free tickets.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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