In the city’s narrow streets, you can always find hidden gems – old stores that may be unassuming, yet they shine with a distinct radiance. These stores tell the tales of the city’s past while blending into our cultural fabric, bestowing upon Hong Kong its unique beauty and ambiance.
We will venture into the captivating scenes that have been overshadowed by the ever-changing times, visit these vanishing industries and age-old shops, and meet the remaining masters of craftsmanship. Let’s seize the opportunity to listen to their stories and appreciate the charm and elegance of old Hong Kong while their glory still endures.
HONG KONG HERITAGE TOURS
Explore our guided tour itinerary below by clicking on the image and learn more about what our tour has to offer!
Discovering Art of Letterpress Printing
As technology continues to advance, so does society’s demand for printed materials and cutting-edge printing techniques. From the now-ubiquitous digital printing of flyers and posters to the latest 3D printing innovations, the capabilities of modern printing technology were unthinkable just 50 years ago.
Before the widespread adoption of offset printing, Hong Kong’s printing industry primarily relied on letterpress printing, which was utilized across various sectors. This method involved the use of different-sized letter blocks, custom-made metal plates, and ink to create printed materials of varying dimensions.
Though digital printing has largely replaced letterpress printing due to its superior efficiency, the latter retains its unique appeal. The tactile experience provided by the uneven surfaces of the prints and the distinct, irregular ink distribution on the paper are just a few characteristics that make letterpress printing a truly distinctive craft.
If you’re intrigued by this traditional craft, join a letterpress printing tour to experience its unique charm firsthand!
Bespoke Hong Kong – Local Garments Shops Tour
In the 1970s and 1980s, Hong Kong’s textile and garment industry thrived, serving as a cornerstone of the city’s economy. Today, however, many people regard garment manufacturing as a “sunset industry” in decline. But has this sector truly faded away in Hong Kong?
We invite you to explore the stories of two handmade bespoke garment shops in Hong Kong, delving into their connections to the city’s textile and garment industry’s rise and fall. Our journey will reveal that Hong Kong’s manufacturing prowess is not just a relic of the past, but an ongoing endeavor that persists even today.
Disappearing Victoria City
In recent times, the allure of old Hong Kong seems to be fading, as traditional industries steadily decline and vanish due to a shortage of successors. This loss is unfortunate and prompts us to question the distinctiveness of the city without its cultural heritage.
During this tour, we will uncover the captivating scenes that have been overshadowed by the passage of time – the vanishing industries and shops – and visit the remaining masters of craftsmanship. As we bear witness to the remnants of their glory, let’s listen to their stories, immerse ourselves in their lives, and appreciate the charm and elegance of old Hong Kong.
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Cancellation Policy: 50% handling fee will be applied if the cancellation occurs more than 8 days prior to your scheduled tour date. However, please note that if you cancel within a 7-day window of your selected date, we will be unable to provide a refund.