The HKAC 40th Anniversary flagship exhibition Wan Chai Grammatica: Past, Present, Future Tense
Thematic Tour — Re-Discover Wan Chai
Urban Legends, Little Known Facts & Artsy Corners of an Iconic District
The Hong Kong Arts Centre’s 40th anniversary exhibition is a great occasion to (re)discover one of the city’s oldest and most iconic districts: Wan Chai.
In the exhibition, artists from different generations, backgrounds and origins have created unique art works, each one conveying their experience with or specific view of Wan Chai.
This accompanying walking tour is inspired by various art works in the exhibition. It will take you on a little journey through Wan Chai. Discover what triggered the art works, hear the stories behind them and learn all about the history of this fascinating district along the way, too.
Amongst many others, the following questions will be answered:• Why is a temple for a water goddess so far from the water?• How does a Chinese shophouse, aka “tong lau”, look from the inside?• Why is Nam Koo Terrace the most haunted place in Hong Kong?• What did the Hopewell Centre do to improve its feng shui?• Where was Wan Chai’s original coastline?• Where to eat Wan Chai’s best pineapple buns?
Stops along the tour will include:• Tin Hau temple• 7 Mallory Street (formerly “The Green House)• Tai Wo Street Playground• Blue House• (Haunted) Ship Street• Star Street Area• A walk along the streets of Wan Chai’s red light district• Hong Kong Arts Centre
Come, join our tour and fall in love with Wan Chai.
Date: 7,10,19,26/10/2018 ; 2/11/2018Time: 15:30-17:30Gathering Point: Behind the entrance gate of the Tin Hau Temple Garden(next to Ming Tak Mansion, Tin Hau Temple Road, closest MTR: Tin Hau)Capacity: Max. 8 pax per tourLanguage: English ONLYPrice: HKD 280 per person
What to bring:• Comfortable walking shoes• An octopus card (we will take the tram for part of the way)• Headphones (we will use transmitters/receivers for the tour, so you’ll be better able to hear in those noisy surroundings)
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