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HK Palace Museum opens doors to public

2022-07-03 HKT 10:55
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The Hong Kong Palace Museum opened its doors to the public on Sunday morning.

More than a dozen visitors queued up for more than an hour in advance.

While some complained that the signage wasn’t very clear, others said they were eager to take a look at the relics.

The museum was scheduled to open on Saturday but was postponed due to Typhoon Chaba.

The new Culture, Sports and Tourism Secretary, Kevin Yeung, said the opening had been smooth.

He said he believed the museum could make use of Hong Kong’s unique cultural advantages under One Country, Two Systems to tell the “China story” well.

Yeung also said the museum will allow Hong Kong residents to learn about Chinese culture and nurture their sense of national identity.

The museum’s chairman, Bernard Chan, said around 80 percent of the tickets available for July had been sold, and that more than a hundred thousand tickets would be handed out to the underprivileged.