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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

City in Time tourism project launched

The Tourism Commission today launched the City in Time tourism project that lets locals and tourists travel through time and enjoy enriched visual and audio experiences with the use of their smartphones.   The project integrates augmented reality (AR), multimedia technologies, lively animations and special sound effects to present perfect combinations of historical panoramas and real-life surroundings.   Using their smartphones with the “City in Time” mobile app downloaded, locals and tourists can scan the AR markers installed at designated locations to experience 360-degree historical panoramas featuring heritage photos or illustrations by young Hong Kong artists.   The mobile app is also equipped with a selfie function that enables users to share their City in Time experience with friends on social media platforms.   They can also understand more about Hong Kong's history by browsing photos and information of the iconic spots with the mobile app.   Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau said: “City in Time” is a key project to promote cultural, creative and smart tourism.   “Despite the disruptions to travel as a result of the epidemic, we will continue to strengthen the appeal of Hong Kong’s attractions to prepare for the return of visitors by showcasing the city’s distinctive culture and history.”   The first phase of the project designated seven locations in Central and six in Tsim Sha Tsui, where AR markers are installed on redesigned visitor sign poles that complement local architecture elements and reflect the tastes of Hong Kong.   The Tourism Commission's mobile app is available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Locals and tourists can also embark on virtual journeys on the dedicated website.
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