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KMB and WeLab Bank Offer Unlimited Free Rides for Route 96R on Sunday for Passengers to Visit the Fabulous Sai Kung

The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. (“KMB”) has been joining hands with WeLab Bank, a local virtual bank, to launch “Free KMB rides on WeLab Bank” on three consecutive Sundays. For the upcoming long weekend with National Day, KMB welcomes passengers to join the third Free KMB Ride Day by taking Route 96R to visit Sai Kung, the “back garden of Hong Kong”, embracing the arrival of autumn. By riding on the free Route 96R (Diamond Hill Station ⇋ Wong Shek Pier) on Sunday (3 October), passengers may enjoy a pleasant holiday in the “back garden”.

Route 96R has been well received by hiking lovers. Apart from arriving multiple popular hiking trails, such as Tai Mong Tsai, Pak Tam Chung, Sheung Yiu, Pak Tam Au and Wong Shek Pier, the departure-from-urban area Route 96R also passes through various featuring attractions, including Tang dynasty-style Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, the basketball court in sugary candy tones at Choi Hung Estate and the Che Kung Temple with more than 400 years of history at Ho Chung. Moreover, passengers may enjoy finger-licking seafood dishes at Sai Kung Town Centre, explore Café and featuring boutiques or rent a canoe for visiting small islands nearby. They are suitable for lovers of indoor and outdoor activities and families.

Passengers can skip paying bus fare and enjoy comfortable bus service after boarding Route 96R on 3 October. There will be no upper limit for passengers getting on and off Route 96R. KMB will reserve bus operating resources, deploy additional outdoor staff, and display a notice at the front of the buses to remind passengers for enjoying the free ride day. The service hours of Route 96R (Wong Shek Pier-bound) and (Diamond Hill Station-bound) will be 7:30 a.m. – 6:20 p.m. and 8:50 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., respectively.


Route 96R will provide free rides for passengers travelling to and from the Diamond Hill Station and Wong Shek Pier on Sunday (3 October).


KMB will have a reminder display for passengers at the front of the compartment.


Attractions along the Route 96R




Chi Lin Nunnery/ Nan Lian Garden

Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden located at Diamond Hill.  Visitors may enjoy peacefulness inside the garden.

Alighting Bus Stop: Chi Lin Nunnery


Choi Hung Estate

A popular attraction for people taking snapshots in recent years, it appears in many foreign movies and music videos.

Alighting Bus Stop: Pik Hoi House



Ho Chung

Apart from the Che Kung Temple with over 400 years of history, the old studio of ATV can also be found nearby.

Alighting Bus Stop: Ho Chung



Sai Kung Town Centre

Cafés and trendy local boutiques have been launched at Sai Kung Town Centre in recent years. Visitors may also visit the well-known “Seafood Street” along the Sai Kung Waterfront Park. At the Sai Kung Public Pier, visitors can rent a canoe or boat to travel to small islands nearby or enjoy water activities.

Alighting Bus Stop: Sai Kung Bus Terminus


Tai Tun

Tai Tun, dubbed as “Sai Kung Thousand Island Lake”, provides visitors with a stunning view of the islands of Tsam Chuk Wan on its peak.  

Alighting Bus Stop: Pak Tam Chung


Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

Comprising farm implements and everyday objects of the Hakka people, the restored village recreates the rural life of Sheung Yiu Village in its heyday. Free admission.

Alighting Bus Stop: Sheung Yiu



Wong Shek Pier

A popular camping site for beginners, visitors may also go for short-trip hiking or travel to Tap Mun by ferries.

Alighting Bus Stop: Wong Shek Pier


Passengers may call the KMB Customer Service Hotline on 2745-4466 or LiveChat with us on App1933 or the KMB website for more details.