Hong Kong is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Asia, with a vibrant and unique history of immigration. In the ten years leading to 2016, the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong had grown by 60%.
While diversity in Asia’s World City is a fact proved by numbers, however, it is worth questioning whether Hong Kongers are inclusive enough to embrace this diversity – What would you feel if a South Asian walk towards you in the middle of the night in Tsim Sha Tsui?
In this walk, we will explore the history of Hong Kong from the people’s perspective – How Hong Kong society benefits from cultural diversity with people from different origins and what we should do to protect this value of Hong Kong.
Meeting Time: 2:00pm
Meeting Point: Heritage Discovery Centre (inside Kowloon Park)
Finish Time: 5:30pm
Finish Point: Chungking Mansion
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: HKD 450 per person
Group Size: No more than 29 people
Reservation: Only guests with reservation will be able to join the tour
Please note: All walks require appropriate footwear for walking. Men and women should both dress modestly, in looser-fitting clothing that covers the arms and thighs..
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre – A brief history of how Islam came to Hong Kong and a tour inside the mosque with the Mufti.
Sam’s Tailor – The internationally reputed custom-made tailor shop. Meet the third generation of Sam’s Tailor and know their family’s story.
Chungking Mansions – Meeting local born ethnic minority to learn the past and present of this legendary building known as the small United Nations
Enjoy the special snacks and drinks from different countries – Feel the warm hospitality of ethnic minorities!
Christian Action – From Vietnamese “Boat People” refugees to asylum seekers, meet a real refugee in Hong Kong
COVID‐19 Insurance: A Group Personal Accident Insurance covering COVID‐19 will be provided by Zurich Insurance and the cost is included as part of this quotation. ALL participants are required to provide the following information for the coverage: Full Name, HKID number (first 4 digits), contact phone number.
Conditional Exemption for Local Group Tours: The Hong Kong SAR Government announced on 27 April 2021 the resumption of conditional exemption for licensed travel agents to organise local group tours of not more than 30 persons including working staff accompanying the local group tours, with effect from 29 April 2021. This tour is registered under the scheme.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation made at least 8 day(s) before activity date, will charge 50%. Cancellation made during 0 ~ 7 day(s) of activity, Non-refundable (0% refund)
Friendly reminder: Please wear a hat or bring an umbrella, and stay hydrated to prevent heatstroke or heat exhaustion.
Please note this tour may be cancelled due to the following conditions:
Weather: Tour may be cancelled in the case of a typhoon signal three or a black rain signal. Cancellations due to weather will be announced on the website two hours prior to the tour’s start time. If some attractions cannot be visited due to the rain, the tour guide will decide to change or cancel the tour depending on the safety conditions at the time.
Participants: Tours may be cancelled if fewer than ten participants join the tour. In this case cancellation will be announced seven days before tour starts.