Long wait, but now tourists have sign

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 December, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 December, 2002, 12:00am

I am sorry that your correspondents Nicole Chan and Murray Milne (Sunday Morning Post, November 17 and 24) should have been waiting so long to see a tourist direction sign erected at the top of the Central-Mid-Levels escalator in Conduit Road, but I am pleased to say the wait is now over. The sign was put up on Friday.

To explain the background, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) conducted a study on visitor signage improvements in 1998, following which pilot schemes were implemented in Stanley and Central-Admiralty between 1999 and 2001. In view of the positive public response the Tourism Commission decided to extend the scheme to all other tourist districts in phases by 2003, with the assistance of the HKTB and the Architectural Services Department. In Central and Western district, where work on this project is already under way, more than 100 locations, including the top of the Central-Mid-Levels escalator have been identified for installing new visitor signs.

We expect the new signage project in Central and Western District to be completed by April of next year. It has taken longer than initially expected to implement this scheme because of the scale of the project and the necessity to co-ordinate the work with a number of different parties.


General Manager

Destination Marketing

Hong Kong Tourism Board