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Heritage Discovery 2012 roving exhibitions to begin in June

     The Development Bureau's Commissioner for Heritage's Office will begin a series of roving exhibitions in June to promote Hong Kong's most important historical landmarks and heritage sites. Entitled Heritage Discovery 2012, the exhibitions will run until October.

     "The cultural tradition of a city often speaks volumes for the city itself. The city of Hong Kong stands as a living, breathing testament to its unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures as well as to its own distinctive character. As Hong Kong continues to grow as a modern city noted for its role as a financial hub and shopping paradise, visitors from abroad and Hong Kong's own residents are both increasingly fascinated by the city's cultural heritage and historical significance," a spokesman for the Development Bureau said today (May 28).

     Starting June 1, the roving exhibitions will allow visitors to take a peek at the past and re-discover Hong Kong's distinct identity. Hosted at various popular locations across the city, the exhibition will comprise three themes, each highlighting a special part of Hong Kong's history and built heritage.

     The first theme will focus on Hollywood Road and its rich historical sites such as the former Central Magistracy, Victoria Prison, Central Police Station and Man Mo Temple. These historical landmarks reflect Hong Kong's dynamic past when Western and Chinese institutions thrived in close proximity to each other.

     The second theme will focus on Wun Yiu, the only known site in Hong Kong producing iconic blue-and-white porcelain. The exhibition will give visitors a close look at the archaeological remains of the Wun Yiu Kiln site as well as a glimpse into Hong Kong's historical heritage from the 16th century. The Wun Yiu exhibition reflects the pre-colonial history of Hong Kong that helped shape the city into what it is today.

     The third and final theme will be the "Hong Kong Heritage Tourism Expo - Access Heritage" exhibition. With the support of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Hong Kong Heritage Tourism Expo will enable visitors to take a "virtual" tour of some of Hong Kong's many historical sites. The Expo will display models of historical buildings and monuments as well as encourage visitors to take special walking tours around places like Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai and Yau Ma Tei to see the heritage sites in person.

     Details of the roving exhibitions are as follows:

Hollywood Road

G/F, Central Terminal Building, Pier 8, Central Star Ferry Piers, Central, Hong Kong
June 2 to 15 and June 19 to 29

Covered Piazza, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
July 2 to 8

6/F Exhibition Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
July 26 to August 2

Deck Floor, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong
August 15 to September 29

Hong Kong International Airport
(Date to be announced later)

Wun Yiu

Tai Po Mega Mall, 8 & 10 On Pong Road, Tai Po, New Territories
June 24 to 27

G/F, Central Terminal Building, Pier 8, Central Star Ferry Piers, Central, Hong Kong
June 2 to 15 and 19 to 29

Lobby, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
June 29 to October 31

Hong Kong International Airport
(Date to be announced later)

Hong Kong Heritage Tourism Expo - Access Heritage

Hong Kong International Airport, Cabin A, Level 7, Departure Hall, Terminal 1
June 1 to August 30

G/F, Central Terminal Building, Pier 8, Central Star Ferry Piers, Central, Hong Kong
July 2 to 14

1/F Lobby, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
August 22 to September 30

     More information about the roving exhibition is available on the Development Bureau's heritage conservation website (

Ends/Monday, May 28, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:00


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