Heritage Survival – Opportunities and Threats of Heritage Tourism to Historic Landscapes – Event Series – Field Trip: The Once Garment Centre of Hong Kong 尋訪往昔製衣業集中地

Event Date:


Event Time:

2:30 pm

Event Location:

New Asia College Memorial Garden

Heritage Survival – Opportunities and Threats of Heritage Tourism to Historic Landscapes

Event Series – Field Trip:



Event: The Once Garment Centre of Hong Kong 尋訪往昔製衣業集中地
Date: 25 May 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 14:30-16:30 (Please arrive 10mins prior to the meeting time) 
Speakers: Oskar LEUNG Tsz Ho
Venue: Tai Nan Street and Ki Lung Street in Sham Shui Po
Assembly Point: New Asia College Memorial Garden, Kweilin St, Sham Shui Po
CPD Points: 2 CPD credit hours
Language: Cantonese supplemented by English
Fee: HK$200 for HKICON Student Members

HK$260 for HKICON Members

HK$325for HKICON Friends

HK$375 for Non-Members

 (Limited to 20 Participants; 20% discount for Symposium registration for successful registration of any Field Trips of the Heritage Survival event series.)

*Registration will open for non-members on 7 May 2024.

Please visit the HKICON website for more details:  https://www.hkicon.org/heritage-survival




About the Site Visit 



The garment industry in Sham Shui Po was thriving in the 1980s and 1990s. At that time, there were garment factories, fabric shops, wholesalers, and clothing accessory stores in the area, supporting Hong Kong’s garment industry and creating a unique landscape in Sham Shui Po. With the transformation of Hong Kong’s economy, the garment industry in Sham Shui Po gradually declined. In addition, with impacts of the pandemic, gentrification, and the rise of cultural tourism industry, the community landscape of Sham Shui Po has undergone further changes.


During this visit to Sham Shui Po, the first part will involve exploring the busy Ki Lung Street and Tai Nan Street to search for the former garment industry community, and observing the interaction between the flourishing cultural industry in recent years and the landscape of Sham Shui Po. We will also share tips and experiences on planning community tours with community stakeholders. In the second part, we will visit small shops in the area and discuss the development and evolution of the garment industry in the community with the shop owners, as well as how cultural tourism and associated industries have brought changes and impacts to them and the surrounding landscape.







About the Speaker



Mr. Oskar Leung Tsz Ho 


Hong Kong cultural worker and former Executive Director of The Conservancy Association Center for Heritage. He is dedicated to promoting the conservation of community cultural heritage and planning and executing related cultural conservation projects. He has published the Virtue Under The Rooftop series, documenting disappearing community history and the culture of old shops. In addition, he has also curated the Typography and the Sea of Words – Study of Hong Kong Urban Landscape, exploring Hong Kong’s signage and typography culture to promote the conservation of cultural landscape.




香港文化工作者,前長春社文化古蹟資源中心執行總監。 專注推動社區文化遺產保育,策劃和執行文化保育項目。曾出版《守下留情》系列,記錄消失中的社區歷史和老店文化,也策劃了《城市字海-香港城市景觀研究》,探討香港的招牌文化,推動文化地景保育。






Video recording of the field trip will be conducted for discussion purposes at the Symposium of the Heritage Survival series. If participants prefer not to be included in the video, please let us know on the date before the field trip starts.



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Ticket Type:

HKICON Member or Corporate Member Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price: $260.00
HKICON Student Members Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price: $200.00
Non-member Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price: $375.00
HKICON Friends Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price: $325.00
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Event Location:

Total Seats: 20


  • New Asia College Memorial Garden

Event Schedule Details

  • 25/05/2024
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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