21st April 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Home Affairs Department (HAD) announced today that the music fountains at Kwun Tong Promenade (near the entrance of How Ming Street) will be opened tomorrow. The music fountains belong to a project recommended by the fourth term of the Kwun Tong District Council under the Signature Project Scheme. The facility, built with the concerted efforts of the HAD, the Architectural Services Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will further promote the Kwun Tong Promenade as a leisure hot spot and will enrich public enjoyment.
With an area of about 3,740 square metres, the site comprises music fountains, interactive wet play areas and an amenity lawn (location map). The computer programmed music fountains feature not only a background display with water jets in different patterns, but also the presentation of musical masterpieces during daily performance sessions, including one of the music pieces performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The night shows further synchronise the music with kaleidoscopic beams.
There are three interactive wet play zones equipped with sensory devices, through which visitors can interact with water jets of various effects, providing a fresh experience for the visitors.
The service hours of the music fountains and interactive wet play areas are from 8.30am to 10.30pm daily. Three music fountains performance sessions are available from Monday to Friday, starting at 1.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Apart from the aforesaid three performance sessions, additional sessions will be available at 10.30am and 9.30pm (five sessions in total) on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (sessions may be adjusted subject to relevant circumstances without prior notice).
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Government reminds the public to maintain personal and environmental hygiene, and maintain social distancing when enjoying the wet play area and the music fountain shows.
In the 2013 Policy Address, the government announced the launch of the “Community Key Project Plan”. The government set aside a one-time amount of HK$100 million for each district so that the district council can conduct one or two, each not less than HK$30 million worth of a key community project. “Kwun Tong Waterfront Musical Fountain” project is one of the key community projects selected by the 4th Kwun Tong District Council. The project’s budget is around HK$53.5 million which includes 49.7 million engineering expenses, HK$1 million for the project’s community participation and publicity activities, and HK$2.8 million for the Architectural Services Department and Kwun Tong Home Affairs Office to hire non-civil service contract employees to supervise the implementation of the project.