To celebrate this year’s Children’s Day on April 4, the operator of the double-decker tour bus in Kaohsiung City announced Saturday that it will offer children under 12 years of age free rides on weekdays for the entire month of April. Kaohsiung Bus Group currently has two double-deck buses running around the city to introduce its attractions. Tickets are NT$300 (US$9.89) for adults and NT$150 for children and preferential groups.
The company promoted the rides as the nation will soon enjoy a four-day holiday — to celebrate Children’s Day and the Qing Ming or Tomb Sweeping Festival from April 1-4. To encourage families to take rides on the buses, which unlike other double-deckers feature an open upper deck, the company will also hire people to be mascots and dress up as lovable bears and monkeys to pose for pictures with tourists. Meanwhile, Kaohsiung City’s Shoushan Zoo will offer free entry for children under the age of 12 during the holiday period.