Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hong Kong Museum of History: Hakka Houses 香港歷史博物館: 客家民居

The second sketch at the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hakka houses with rattan baskets


Hong Kong Museum of History: Boat of Early Boat Dwellers 香港歷史博物館: 水上人艇仔

As the temperature plummeted in Hong Kong to below 7 degrees Celsius, members of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong decided to find an indoor venue to sketch today!  

In the warm indoors of Hong Kong Museum of History, I did three quick sketches.  Here's the first one, a real boat placed in the first hall of the "Hong Kong Story" section,together with a clay pot for preparing herbal medicine and a line of salted fish.  


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Stone Houses Cafe, Kowloon City 九龍城石屋咖啡冰室

A quick sketch together with a few fellow sketchers at Stone Houses Cafe, located in a historic building in Kowloon City.  More information about this place:  


Sham Shui Po Fabric Market (Yen Chow Street) 深水埗布市場 「棚仔」

Sham Shui Po Fabric Market is such a place in Hong Kong where customers can browse through very different fabrics for different purposes all in one place.   It's also a tourist attraction in its own right.  A place for tourists who are really interested in local Hong Kong. Tearing it down for a few blocks of residential high-rises is an act of stupidity!  


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Nga Chin Wai Village 衙前圍村

Nga Chin Wai Village is the only surviving walled village in the urban area of Hong Kong.  According to legend it was established in 1278 by a group of people who followed the Song Emperor who fled to Hong Kong from the Mongols.  The Chinese characters, read from right to left, "慶有餘" (Hing Yau Yu) engraved on the granite stone above the entrance are said to be the handwriting of the Song Emperor.  

This historic village will soon be closed for redevelopment and the remaining villagers are forced to leave the village.