Funfair's rides may end up in museum

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 April, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 April, 1997, 12:00am

Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park may now be gone, but it is unlikely to be forgotten.

As the shutters fell on the funfair for the final time last night, its owners revealed plans to give the oldest rides to the Museum of History.

Managing director of Far East Hotels and Entertainment, Derek Chiu Tat-wai, said they wanted to preserve two of the park's most popular rides - the Ferry Wheel and the Ding Dong Boat.

'They are the oldest of all the attractions and have been here for 30 years,' he said.

The plan is being discussed with the museum.

More than 80,000 people flocked to the park, due to make way for public and private housing, over Easter.

But there was no farewell charity . . . fares were raised by 10 per cent on the last two days.