BEIJING, July 2 (ChinaMil) -- To celebrate the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong's reunification with China, the Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks and the Shek Kong Barracks of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison were open to the public on July 1, 2015. About 30,000 Hong Kong residents visited the two barracks.
The day is Hong Kong's statutory holiday, and a lot of whole families went to visit the barracks.
At the Ngong Shuen Chau naval port, Hong Kong residents visited the light guided-missile frigates, patrol vessels and landing ships. At its pier, armored vehicles and reconnaissance vehicles orderly lined up, while the PLA officers and soldiers were seen making explanation and demonstration of the functions of the equipment and answered various questions raised by the visitors.
In the Shek Kong barracks located in Yuen Long of the New Territories, numerous young people and military enthusiasts were greeted by armed helicopters, transport-search-rescue helicopters, various types of light weapons, special anti-terrorism equipment and special field operation vehicles. Visitors also waited in long queues for the steamed bread prepared by the field rolling kitchens and various kinds of souvenirs.
Since Hong Kong returned to the motherland in 1997, to constantly enhance its communications and understandings with the Hong Kong residents, the PLA Hong Kong Garrison holds the camp-open-day activities each year and a total of 587,000 Hong Kong residents have entered the garrison's barracks for visit.