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23 Jul 2019

“A Journey Through Springtime Along the River” Hong Kong Exhibition at AsiaWorld-Expo Free Rides for Kids and Half-price for Seniors on the Airport Express

A dazzling new showcase of “A Journey Through Springtime Along the River” will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) this summer, marking the first time that this extraordinary exhibit will be showcased outside the Forbidden City in Beijing. A superb new integration of art, culture, and technology, this landmark exhibition offers a fun and immersive experience of one of China’s most renowned artworks, and decodes it in inspirational ways that are sure to delight visitors of all ages. An unmissable highlight of the summer vacation, this major event will be supported by MTRC with free rides for children and special offers for adults on the Airport Express. 

An animated version of the world-famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” was showcased at AWE nine years ago. Now, a spectacular new upgraded version is coming to AWE in a unique exhibition from 26 July to 25 August 2019. This one-month exhibition comprises several parts, including “The Heyday Scroll”, an ultra-high-definition projection of an animated scroll painting that mirrors the original masterpiece. It took more than 20 painters over 400 days to complete this monumental drawing, which is five metres high and more than 30 metres long. Their meticulous artistry has enlarged the original picture, while at the same time retaining all the brushstrokes and masterful techniques of the original painting. Another must-see component of the exhibition is “The Bian River Harbour”, a 180° spherical display that features the Bian River from dawn till dusk using a long-take film technique. Visitors view this mesmerising panorama on reclined chairs, creating the impression that they are floating along the river. 

The exhibition also includes “Open City” and “Song Dynasty Park”, both of which are premiering in Hong Kong. Song Dynasty Park is an interactive zone for kids and adults where they can travel back in time to the Song Dynasty to learn about its culture in fun new ways, including games. 

The 4,000-square-metre exhibition area is three times larger than the original one at the Forbidden City in Beijing. The high ceiling and spacious column-free design of the hall at AWE provides exceptional flexibility for curating a one-of-a-kind experience, and has allowed the organiser to present the story in a dynamic new way. 

To make it easier for everyone to come and enjoy the exhibition, AWE is cooperating with MTRC to offer an Airport Express promotion. During the event, kids can enjoy a free round-trip, while seniors will get 50% off Octopus fares for a round-trip when using the same Octopus to start their Airport Express journeys from Hong Kong, Kowloon or Tsing Yi Stations and travel to and from AWE Station on the same day. Special fare concessions are also available for adults. The same-day return fare between Tsing Yi and AWE Stations is just HK$47 (including the connecting MTR journey via Tsing Yi Station). There is even an MTR Fare Saver located at AWE. Simply wave an Adult Octopus over the reader on the machine to enjoy a HK$2 discount on the next ride from Tung Chung Station. Visitors can also take the point-to-point express bus route No. X1, which operates between AWE and Tung Chung on Saturdays and Sundays. For more transportation details, please visit AWE’s official website. 

Please find high-res photos here

The Heyday Scroll” is presented as an ultra-high-definition projection, retaining every brushstroke of the original painting 

(Photos are provided by the organizer) 
Visitors can enjoy an 8-minute video entitled “The Bian River Harbour” in a unique spherical theatre that makes it feel as if they are floating along the river 
A Journey Through Springtime Along the River” Hong Kong Exhibition
Date 26 Jull - 25 August 2019
Sessions 7 sessions per day; each session is 1.5 hours in duration.
Ticket Price Standard Admission: HK$10 (Free admission for children aged 3 or below)
Dome Access: HK$35 (Only for adults and children aged 4 or above)
Tickets are available at CITYLINE
Exhibition Area An Open City Embark on a journey to the Song Dynasty
The Heyday Scroll An animated scroll painting that magnifies the original masterpiece
The Bian River Harbour A 180° spherical display of the Bian River from dawn till dusk
Song Dynasty Park An interactive zone for kids and adults with fascinating insights on Song Dynasty craftmanship
Reading Area A showcase of related literature, including selected books from The Forbidden City Publishing House
Open Zone Presentations by experts on various topics related to the painting
Souvenir Shop
Getting to AWE via Airport Express (Please refer to AWE’s website for more details) 
Same-day return fare to AWE Adult (Aged 12 or above) Child (Aged 3-11) Senior (Aged 65 or above)
The whole MTR journey to AWE when using these Airport Express interchanges Tsing Yi Station HK$47# Free Ride on the Airport Express*
Fare of the MTR connecting journey still applies
(if applicable)
50% Off*
Kowloon Station HK$72#
Hong Kong Station HK$80#
Originating at Airport Express Hong Kong or Kowloon Stations HK$60^
Getting to AWE via MTR Tung Chung Station 
Express Bus Route No. X1 The point-to-point express bus route No. X1 is available between AWE and MTR Tung Chung Station on Saturdays and Sundays.
MTR Tung Chung Station (Return Trip Offer) An MTR Fare Saver is available at AWE. Simply wave an adult Octopus over the reader on the machine to enjoy a HK$2 discount on your next ride from Tung Chung Station.

* The free ride offer applies to children aged 3 to 11 who hold a valid Child Octopus while the 50% Octopus fare discount offer applies to seniors aged 65 or above who hold a valid Elder Octopus. The offers are applicable for passengers who start their Airport Express journeys from Hong Kong, Kowloon or Tsing Yi Station and use the same Octopus to travel to and from AsiaWorld-Expo Station on the same day.

* Children who enjoy the free ride offer during the promotion period will not be eligible for any free MTR connection. Seniors can still enjoy the free MTR connection. For senior taking journeys starting with MTR lines followed by the Airport Express, the journey with the lower fare will be free.

# Passengers must use the same Octopus to travel to and from AsiaWorld-Expo on the same day and stay in AsiaWorld-Expo for over one hour between existing and re-entering the station ticket gate. The Octopus Single Journey fare will be deducted when you enter the system. Fare rebate will be automatically credited to your Octopus at the end of your return journey. For passengers whose boarding and destination stations are different, the total fare will be calculated as the average of the fares for the two journeys.

^ The Exclusive Fare on Event Days (same-day return) can be redeemed with an event proof-of-entry and Octopus at the designated counters at Hong Kong Station, Kowloon Station (located on Lower Level 2 - trains to Airport and AsiaWorld-Expo) or AsiaWorld-Expo Station. 

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