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Jockey Club supports HULU Culture to bring out uniqueness of Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan

10/24/2012

Following the success of the HKJC Heritage x Arts x Design Walk (H.A.D. Walk) Project held in Central & Western District and Sham Shui Po, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has donated a further HK$8.36 million to HULU Culture to promote the local heritage of Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan this year as well as Tai Po and Fanling next year.

The public can learn more about the uniqueness of these districts by taking self-guided tours using an app for smartphones and tablet computers, as well as attending workshops, exhibitions, arts and crafts fairs, and a community concert featuring traditional music.

Today (24 October), the Club’s Executive Director, Charities, Douglas So joined HULU Culture Executive Director Iman Fok and Project Director Simon Go to announce the details of the H.A.D. Walk Project in Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan.

Noting the overwhelming response to the activities held in Central & Western District and Sham Shui Po, which attracted over 250,000 participants, Mr So complimented HULU Culture for its achievements over the past years.  “Both the Club and HULU Culture believe that conservation should include both tangible and intangible heritage.  We hope the project can enable the public to have a better understanding of the Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan districts.”

Ms Fok thanked the Trust for its continuous support that had made extending the H.A.D. Walk Project to the New Territories possible, in turn promoting local heritage of each district to the public. 

The 12-month Hong Kong Jockey Club H.A.D. Walk Project Tsuen Wan Kwai Tsing – Culture & Arts Fun Feast in Towns and Hakka Villages features the city life, old villages and countryside within the districts.  Earlier this year, students from nine secondary schools and tertiary institutions joined workshops hosted by renowned artists, such as wood sculptor Wong Tin-yan and sand-painting artist Hoi Chiu, to create the art pieces, highlighting the characteristics of the districts.  They also visited several heritage spots to inspire their creativity.  Their artworks will be exhibited in various locations in Tsuen Wan from this December to next March.

In addition, the Hakka culture and Lo Wai Village will be highlights of the Project.  The public can download the new version of iTour app with augmented reality function on smartphones and tablet computers for the self-guided tour.  HULU Culture will also organise cultural tours and iTours for the public and low-income families; creative arts and crafts fairs as well as community concerts featuring traditional music forms of the districts.  For details, please visit www.huluhk.org; while details of the project in Tai Po and Fanling will be announced later.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is not only one of the world's leading horse racing organisations but also a world top 15 charitable organisation and Hong Kong’s largest community contributor, donating HK$1.7 billion in 2012. It is also a major taxpayer, Hong Kong's single largest by far, generating over HK$16 billion a year for public funds. The Club pioneers technology applications for sporting and betting entertainment, striving for the highest levels of customer service. As a membership club, it is recognised as one of Asia’s most prestigious, with more than 23,000 members. These multifaceted roles make it a well-respected and remarkable organisation, dedicated to its mission of enhancing the quality of life for all Hong Kong people.


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The Club’s Executive Director, Charities, Douglas So (3rd right) hopes the public can have a better understanding of the districts through the HKJC H.A.D. Walk Project in Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan.


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The Club’s Executive Director, Charities, Douglas So (left) joins HULU Culture Executive Director Iman Fok (centre) and Project Director Simon Go (right) to announce details of the Hong Kong Jockey Club H.A.D. Walk Project Tsuen Wan Kwai Tsing – Culture & Arts Fun Feast in Towns and Hakka Villages.


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The Club’s Executive Director, Charities, Douglas So (back row, 3rd left) pictured with HULU Culture Executive Director Iman Fok (back row, 1st right), Project Director Simon Go (back row, 2nd left), Tsuen Wan Lo Wai Village representatives Cheung Sing-man (back row, 2nd right) and Him Hui (back row, 3rd right), HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre Tang Yu-kai (back row, 1st left).


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Photos 4, 5, 6<br> Led by HULU Culture Project Director Simon Go, the Club’s Executive Director, Charities, Douglas So and other guests get to know more about the Lo Wai Village through the iTour.


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The Club’s Executive Director, Charities, Douglas So (right) and HULU Culture Executive Director Iman Fok (left) sample some traditional snacks of Lo Wai Village while browsing the iTour app.