Virtual Community Tour @ Central and Western District

2020-11-08
03:00pm-04:30pm
Online

A Time-travel Journey to the Old Town Central

SES is taking you on a time-travel journey back to the very heart of Hong Kong! Our friendly expert guide will walk you through a bustling open-air market dotted with small traditional shops to show you their curious trade practices. Got a question? You may ask the shopkeeper directly!
 
And while the city life of Hong Kong unfolds in front of you in real-time, you will also hear about how these paths were once trodden by Eurasians, Chinese, Western sailors, low-ranking Western officials, and one very particular Tanka woman, in the early colonial days. The said Tanka woman was gifted land by an American ship captain / opium smuggler who hailed from Danvers, Massachusetts. Who was this mysterious woman? What was their relationship? It is surely a journey of sights, sounds, and stories that you cannot miss.
 
Highlights of the Tour:
· Share the stories of elderly stallholders and marvel at the variety of produce on sale in Hong Kong's oldest open-air bazaar
· Hear offbeat stories about the colorful mix of colonial buildings and futuristic architecture in Central
· Get transported to the early colonial days through the stories of captain, pirates, and entrepreneurs
 
Date: 8 November 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Language: Cantonese and English
Format: Virtual Tour
Fee: Free admission
 
Notes:If a force majeure event, the Organiser may modify, suspend or cancel the event based on the latest change. Participants will be informed by email.