A European-themed flower garden has been suggested as a temporary attraction on an empty plot of land next to Hong Kong Disneyland, the government has announced.
The announcement comes after lawmakers quizzed the government on how long the theme park’s expansion will take, which some say has been too slow and has meant land has been left unused.
The garden, to be called the Kaleido Park, will be a temporary attraction, and will be built in a space being kept for the expansion of Disneyland.
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau Tang-wah, promoted the garden while on a 13-day European tour with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.
Yau met Dutch officials and flower experts in the town of Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands to sign an agreement on the tourism project on Monday.
A Dutch company is set to produce flowers for the park.
Yau said the park would develop a greater mix of tourist attractions in Hong Kong, and appeal to more international visitors.
“The European-themed Kaleido Park will be a first-of-its-kind project in Hong Kong, offering visitors a unique experience through breathtaking floral displays,” Yau said. He added that the government welcomed any tourism ideas that would make use of the empty Disneyland site in the short term.
At the Legislative Council last week, the government rejected suggestions that the land be used for temporary housing, saying that this idea was “not compatible” with the site.