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Photo Walk

WESTERN DISTRICT Series – Let’s Toddle

04.05—
05.04.2019
Time
Time: 15:00-19:00
Assembly Time: 14:45
Facilitator
Simon Go
Assembly Point
Sheung Wan Cultural Square
Ending Point
Café Dreamer
About
No.5, G/F, Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Wan
Fee
By donation (suggested donation HKD 100, excluding refreshments. Minimum charge at Café Dreamer is HKD 100 per head)

Overview



Foreign trade was growing in the mid-1800s, and Sheung Wan was the commercial centre of theChinese population. It was also as the residential area for Chinese, including for the great influx from China due to the Taiping Rebellion.

 

With the completion of the submarine cable construction, the city expanded westward, and Sai Ying Pun became densely populated. Shops selling dried seafood and herbal medicine set up all along the coastline, and Kennedy Town developed into a warehouse district. To cope with the plague that broke out in the 1890s, the government began building numerous hospitals and schools in the area.

 

Despite the recent accelerated development in Western District with various ‘urban renewal’ projects and the extension of the MTR, these histories can still be traced.

 

The WESTERN DISTRICT Series has 2 parts – Old Hong Kong Stories through Lens and Let’s Toddle.

 

Let’s Toddle is a guided walk of Central and Western District with photographer and Hulu Culture founder Simon Go.

 

In Cantonese only.

 

For more information, please visit our Chinese website.

 

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