Walking tours: Meet the people behind the photos
Lindsay Varty, author of the best selling book, Sunset Survivors, leads a walking tour through the streets and alleys of Yau Ma Tei. One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kowloon, the district is packed with traditional industries and culture, and home to craftsmen, market workers and gangsters alike. Guests will visit a traditional pawn shop, meet an octogenarian letter writer sat with his 50 year old typewriter, an elderly but feisty lady making traditional scales, and see stacks upon stacks of hand-hammered copper pots and wooden hammers. Along the way, Lindsay recounts stories and personal anecdotes from the characters in her book and historic facts about the industries that they continue to run. Through this curious journey of discovery and nostalgia, guests will encounter the people and places that make up the vital ingredients of Hong Kong’s identity and leave with new insights into Hong Kong’s culture and history.