Hong Kong Transport Society
The Hong Kong Transport Society is the first
bus society in Hong Kong. It was founded in late 1990 by several keen bus
enthusiasts headed by Mr. Danny Chan, a motoring magazine publisher. He
had the vision that a bus society similar to those in the UK should be
set up in Hong Kong to promote the interest in buses, and public transport
at large, especially for those who were not in the transport industry.
With excellent support and leadership from Mr. Lyndon Rees, who became
the Chairman of the Society, the first executive committee was formed with
representatives from all the franchised companies comprising Citybus, KMB,
CMB, KCR, other bus operators and scratch built bus modelers, with Danny
Chan becoming the Public Relations Executive of the Society.
In addition to regular activities such as
visits, bus tours, rallies and tours to other cities, the Society pioneered
the production of scale diecast models of Hong Kong buses which has now
become a very popular business for model manufacturers of Hong Kong. With
very good support from all the local bus companies and other transport
operations in Hong Kong and overseas, the Transport Society has grown from
strength to strength in the past decade and has a membership of over 300.
Bus spotting is now very popular in Hong Kong and many more bus societies
have since been formed.