Understanding Cultural Landscapes – Tour to Cha Kwo Ling Village

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CPD Event: Understanding Cultural Landscapes – Tour to Cha Kwo Ling Village
Date: 19 November 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Ms. Kwok Hoi Ching 郭海晴

Venue: Cha Kwo Ling Village 茶果嶺 

 (Assembly point at Cha Kwo Ling Tin Hau Temple. 

Please arrive 15 mins prior to the event starts for registration)

CPD Points: 1.5 CPD hours
Language: Cantonese only
Fee: HK$ 90 for HKICON Members, and HK$ 120 for non-HKICON Members.

Limited to 15 participants; Free admission for HKICON Student Members; 

Registrations open to non-members on 8 November 2022.

Registration: Please visit the CACHe website for registration:


Supporting Organisations:

The American Institute of Architects Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects


The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage


Professional Green Building Council


Remarks: All visitors will be required to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” App upon registration at assembly point and must either provide a COVID-19 vaccination record or the relevant exemption certificate for inspection upon request in accordance with the Vaccine Pass Direction.  
About the Site Visit


In recent years, the development of East Kowloon has been in full swing, transforming the old industrial area into a new commercial center of Hong Kong.  Since the second half of the last century, Cha Kwo Ling, which was originally hidden in the area, has been drawn into the discussion of urban development many times. Until 2020, the government finalized the schedule for the demolition of Cha Kwo Ling village. 

Cha Kwo Ling village, which is located on the edge of the city, was the earliest developed area in East Kowloon. In the past, it was famous for its quarry industry and was the center of development in East Kowloon at that time. After the war, the government began to reclaim the sea in the area. In addition to the booming quarry industry, a large oil depot was built next to Cha Kwo Ling. The settlement was consisted of metal sheds and stone houses. Among them, the “Luo’s House” is a Grade 3 historic building, which is being built with granite from the local quarry. The population of Cha Kwo Ling. became more and more prosperous, but with the closure of the last quarry in the early 1990s, the prosperity of the village ceased.

Before the village is demolished and redeveloped, the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) will lead members of the public to Cha Kwo Ling to learn about this urban village which is about to disappear. Let us experience the uniqueness of Cha Kwo Ling and reflect on the importance of cultural conservation in the community.





About the Speaker


Kwok Hoi Ching

Ms. Kwok Hoi Ching, a Senior Project Officer of the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe), has been a member of the curatorial team of ” Tour to Cha Kwo Ling” and Cha Kwo Ling Tour Docent, assisting in organizing several Cha Kwo Ling conservation programmes for facilitating better understanding and encouraging discussions on the demolition, conservation and redevelopment. She also participated in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Hong Kong 2019, and recently assisted in the editing of “The record of Sourcing Water – Historical Witness of Hong Kong’s Water Resources”.

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Event Schedule Details

  • 19/11/2022
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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