Hong Kong is best known as a centre for big business but scattered among its gleaming corporate towers it is possible to find small, independent companies that specialize in traditional trades. These companies are closely linked to Hong Kong's history, and is woven into the city's cultural fabric. They're part of what gives Hong Kong its unique aesthetic and atmosphere.
Times are changing, though. Many of these businesses have no succession plans and anticipate closure. As these elements of its heritage disappear, Hong Kong edges ever closer to becoming another generic global city. In this walk, we will visit a number of these disappearing trades, the last masters of some of Hong Kong's home-grown industries. With the end in sight for many, we go out to hear their stories and learn about their ways of life, before they are lost for ever.
· Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park - Local Green Lifestyle Spot
· Paper Offering - Paper offering industry and its Guinness world record
· Dried Seafood Market and its history – How they get there where they are and how it is connected to Hong Kong’s modern economy
· QiPao Tailor - The last master of a Shanghai heritage in Hong Kong
· Kwong Fuk Ancestral Hall – From opium trade & Chinese labour trade to international trade
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-Gratuities are welcome but not mandatory
· Wear suitable walking shoes and no slippers
· The itinerary includes temple visits, please do not wear skirts/shorts, see-through or tight-fitting clothing
· The minimum group size is 10. The tour itinerary will be canceled if the group size is less than 10. A cancellation email will be sent 7 days before the departure date.
· Please arrive at the gathering point 15 minutes before.
· The tour guide will inform the guests to confirm the team information one day before departure
· Two hours before departure, if the Hong Kong Observatory issues a tropical cyclone signal 3 or above or a black rainstorm warning signal. The tour will be canceled. The tour will continue with Typhoon signal No. 1 or below, the yellow or red rainstorm signal.
· The tour guide reserves the right to rerouting or cancellation of particular visits depending on the safety conditions at the time and the weather condition, and the tour fee will not be refunded.
· For other natural disasters that are not human-controllable, the company reserves the right to cancel or change the routing of the itinerary and notify the participants as soon as possible.
· The above itinerary is for reference only, subject to the tour guide arrangement on the day