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  • 03 May 2014 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Article by Erich Spirgi

    A rather long but an interesting experience for our 16 participants on May 3rd in the Western District.

    With knowledgeable and detailed explanations from our historian guide Jason Wordie, we could jump into the past times of Hong Kong. Sharpening our views and minds we could get a taste on how the Chinese traditionally traded in these markets and how the British built their famous brick and mortar buildings to protect their businesses. The British also attracted the locals into the churches by incorporating a mix of traditional Chinese design elements in their building's architecture.

    While explaining on the roots and importance of the Tai Ping Shan Temple, a lot of questions on the participants' minds were answered as well.

    After passing Hollywood Road we were told about the outbreak of the Tai Ping Shan plague in 1894 . A few blocks away from Hollywood Road is the beautiful Museum of Medical Science and finally our walk ended at the Hong Kong University. 

    Some of us then went for a dinner together after a very educational afternoon that gave us a glimpse of Hong Kong's historical past.

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