Ho Ka Ho: New Hong Kong Legends
Date: 23.10.2021, 24.10.2021, 13.11.2021, 14.11.2021
Language: Cantonese; English & Mandarin tours available upon request.
Fee: Free of Charge
Special Measures(1) Any person entering JCCAC must wear a self-provided face mask and
sanitise their hands. A thermal detector has been installed at L1 Wai Chi Street
entrance, which is remotely monitored by the Centre security staff, who may request to
check again any individual’s body temperature if needed.
(2) Any person who fails to cooperate as requested, or displays fever (forehead temperature
above 37.5C), fatigue, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms will be
refused entry or asked to leave JCCAC.
(3) All persons entering JCCAC must abide by the “Prevention and Control of
Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation” (Regulation) gazetted by the
Government, including but not limited to the extension of the “congregation restriction”
which prohibits groups of more than 4 persons to gather in public, with effective from 24
(4) Eating and drinking is not permitted.
(5) Any person who violates the law will bear legal responsibilities.
What I am capturing is the ‘remnants’ of Hong Kong’s urban legends.
Urban legends may have been told by a ‘friend of a friend’ before they are passed on throughout society. What is more fascinating and important than the truth, or lack thereof, behind them is the “that-has-been” nature of their circulation, the act of which being a validation of their existence. Or perhaps what we really should be asking is why do these urban legends propagate? And what does their existence reflect on the state and psychology of society?