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Free Ride Day for senior citizens offered by AnsonLohonting International Fan Club and KMB Anson Lo birthday-themed 1:76 bus model to roll out for charity

 The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. (“KMB”) organises a free ride day for senior citizens in collaboration with AnsonLohonting International Fan Club (“Fan Club”). Passengers aged 65 or above may use their Octopus cards or products to enjoy free bus rides on routes solely operated by KMB on 7 July (Thursday), the birthday of singer Anson Lo Hon Ting, through the “Rebate-after-ride” arrangement. In addition, QR codes will be posted on the bus and shown on the screen onboard which passengers can scan it and the Fan Club will donate to designated charity organisations.

Passengers aged 65 or above with their Elder Octopus cards or products can take routes solely operated by KMB (except jointly-operated routes, Routes P960, P968, K12, K14, K17, K18) on 7 July. A display board will be placed on the bus windshield to show if the offer is applicable to that buses.

To enjoy the discount, senior citizens have to pay the fare by using the Elder Octopus cards or Octopus products first. The fare rebate will add back to the Octopus cards or products via the Octopus mobile app or at an Octopus Service Point (please refer to the Octopus website for latest locations of the Service Points) from 18 July to 14 August. Anson Lo’s fans can hang out with their senior on that day to celebrate the birthday of their idol.

In addition, a QR code will be posted and shown on the screen on all KMB buses. Passengers scanning the code can send a blessing to the elderly. The Fan Club will donate HK$1 for each scan to ten designated charity organisations, with maximum donation amount of HK$270,000.

The Fan club has also collaborated with KMB for the first time to roll out a 1:76 Anson Lo birthday-themed bus model. All proceeds, after cost deduction, will be donated to designated charity organisations. Stay tuned for the details!

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


List of beneficiaries (in random order):

Helping Hand

Helping Hand’s objective is to meet the emerging housing, caring and other needs of our senior citizens as quickly, effectively and imaginatively as possible. In order to cope with the rapid social changes and the changing needs and aspirations of our senior citizens, they are always ready to tackle problems, try out new ideas and pioneer alternative approaches.

Homeless Link Hong Kong

Homeless Link dedicates to serving the homeless on the streets and offering charity donations and job opportunities to them to create a warm shelter.

Benji’s Centre

Benji’s Centre dedicates to providing professional speech therapy for children with speech and language impairment from low-income families to help them actively blend in with society.

HK Saving Cat And Dog Association (HKSCDA)

HKSCDA dedicates to providing food, medical, desex and adoption services for stray cats and dogs. Other than saving animals in breeding grounds and injured stray cats and dogs on the streets, the Association also offers help to abandoned pets and strives to find a trustworthy and permanent owner and home for them.

House of Joy & Mercy

The aim of House of Joy & Mercy is to provide temporary care for desexed or old pets or those with illness. The organisation also helps stray animals to find their new homes.

Big Tree

Big Tree aims to provide a shelter for abandoned animals by saving and taking care of them. The organisation also organises activities to promote the message of love animals and educate the public on humanity and animal rights. It liaises with government departments, animal care groups and the public to promote veterinary services such as vaccinations for pets.

Paws United Charity

Paws United Charity is a non-profit, all-volunteer rescue organisation established and registered in Hong Kong. Its mission is to continue to improve the lives of animals in our community by promoting responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of animals and choosing adoption instead of purchase.

Greeners Action

Formed in 1993, Greeners Action aims to promote a green living style, especially on waste reduction, plastics pollution and food waste issues, through policy advocacy and public environmental education, in order to take Hong Kong into a new green era.

The Conservancy Association

Since its establishment, the Association have been devoted to monitoring government environmental policies and promoting environmental education. Its major works include being a constructive pressure group monitoring government policies on environmental protection and facilitating the formulation of environmental policies; being a supporter and facilitator to other community groups or organisations in the planning and organising activities to promote environmental protection. Advice and information will be provided; and organising various kinds of environmental activities to promote environmental protection.

Green Sense

Established in 2004 and registered as Charitable Institutions in 2010, Green Sense aims to point out the non-environmental friendly practices in society through research and monitoring and enhance the environmental consciousness through education and publicity, in order to ultimately achieve an environmentally friendly society, for the sake of our next generation.


Photo captions

KMB buses with a promotional advertisement will be deployed on Route 7 [Lok Fu ⇋ Star Ferry].

Senior aged 65 or above can enjoy free rides on all KMB solely operated routes (except jointly-operated routes, Routes P960, P968, K12, K14, K17, K18) on 7 July.

AnsonLohonting International Fan Club collaborates with KMB for the first time to roll out a 1:76 Anson Lo birthday-themed bus model.