TOUR INFO

Standing at the Victoria Harbour, travelers and expats fall in love with the beautiful Victoria Harbour everyday. Indeed, Hong Kong not only has the prettiest skyline in the world, but also one of the highest GDP per capita and wealth per capita. Have you, as a Hong Konger, ever thought how we became the economic powerhouse today?

Since the 1950s, capitalism in Hong Kong grew like a balloon with the onset of industrialization and Chinese immigrants. Thanks to public policies and real estate developers, Hong Kongers are now living in an ever shrinking living space as Hong Kong ranked as the freest economy in the world.


This tour brings you to the edge of the old and new Sham Shui Po boundary, showing you how the underprivileged sectors of society find a living space at subdivided units right above overpriced hipster cafes. You will feel the suffocating side effects of capitalism and what it means to the marginalized community.

MEETING INFORMATION

Meeting Time: 3pm
Meeting Point: Prince Edward MTR Station Exit D (Inside MTR)
Finish Point: Sham Shui Po MTR Station
Finish Time: 5:00pm / 6 :00pm
Duration: 2-3 hours
Fee: HKD 100 per person (proceeds go to charity)

Please note: all walks require appropriate footwear for walking.

Major Sites:
– Cedar Street: Visiting a subdivided unit in Prince Edward
– Tung Chau Street Park: Designated green spot under the Green Lifestyle Local Tour Incentive Scheme
– Hai Tan Street: Urban Renewal Authority and and the gentrification of Sham Shui Po

OTHER INFORMATION

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)

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 yellow rain signal. Cancellations due to weather will be announced on the website one hour prior to the tour’s start time.

Participants: Tours may be cancelled if fewer than two participants join the tour. In this case cancellation will be announced at the tour’s start time.

Friendly reminder: Please wear a hat or bring an umbrella, and stay hydrated to prevent heatstroke or heat exhaustion.

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Can’t recommend this tour highly enough. Gives a real insight into what it’s like to live in Hong Kong for the lower class. This tour was by far the highlight of my 6 day trip to Hong Kong and I did a lot while I was there.
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The tour shows a sobering perspective on Hong Kong. Behind all the glitter of the super-rich, you see how everyone else is left behind to deal with a housing and geopolitical crisis. Half a year later, my girlfriend and I still talking about it.

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