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Friends of Heritage Monthly Bulletin

Bulletin of Friends of Heritage - September 2006

Activity (1)

Guided Visit to Sheung Wan Route of the Central and Western Heritage Trail

Date:29 September 2006 (Friday)
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Assemble Place:Western Market (Entrance at Des Voeux Road Central)
Assemble Time:2:20pm
Staff in Charge:Mr. Fan
Quota:30 persons
Application & Enquiry:Mr. Fan (Tel: 2208 4407) of our Office. Successful applicants will be chosen by a ballot and notified inspanidually.
Remarks:The tours will be conducted in Cantonese.
Deadline for Application:18 September 2006 (Monday)

Activity (2)

Special Lectures in September

9.9.2006Festivals and Modernization of Rural Society in Hong KongDr. Choi Chi-cheung
23.9.2006Taoist Architecture in Hong KongDr. Yau Chi-on

Time:3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Quota:110 seats; first come, first served.
  1. No enrollment is needed.
  2. Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before each lecture starts.
  3. FOH will get 2 hours of activity record for attending this lecture.
Fee:Free admission

Recruitment of Volunteers

Monument Prefects 2006

FOH Monument Prefect Team has been established by AMO since 2003. Team members are encouraged to visit selected declared monuments and report to us the conditions of the buildings and other facilities inside the monuments. We are now recruiting FOH to be new team members, you may select some of the following monuments to visit and conduct voluntary work. Here is a list of monuments that we would like you to visit:
Man Lun Fung Ancestral Hall, San Tin, Yuen LongEntrance Tower and Enclosing Walls of Lo Wai, Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling
Tai Fu Tai Mansion, San Tin, Yuen LongTang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall, Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling
I Shing Temple, Wang Chau, Yuen LongTin Hau Temple, Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling
Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall, Ping Shan, Yuen LongCheung Shan Monastery, Ping Che, Fanling
Tang Ancestral Hall, Ping Shan, Yuen LongKing Law Ka Shuk, Tai Po Tau, Tai Po
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, Ping Shan, Yuen LongFan Sin Temple, Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po
Cheung Ancestral Hall, Shan Ha Tsuen, Yuen LongCheung Chun Yuen, Kam Tin
Yi Tai Study Hall, Kam Tin, Yuen LongTang Kwong U Ancestral Hall, Kam Tin
Hau Ku Shek Ancestral Hall, Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung ShuiLik Wing Tong Study Hall, Kam Tin
Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall, Sheung ShuiKang Yung Study Hall, Sha Tau Kok

Monument prefects have to check:

  1. The sanitary conditions inside the monuments (Examples: (i) to see if there are bunches of rubbish and goods gathered in the courtyard and (ii) to see if furniture are placed in the proper locations.)
  2. The conditions of the exhibition panels inside the monuments;
  3. The signage of the monuments along the road and see if they have been damaged;
  4. The conditions of the walls and see if they have been scrawled or damaged.
Please fill in the attached Monument Prefect Report (Chinese Version) after the site visits. If you have discovered some serious problems concerning the monuments, please record them by photos and send them together with the reports to Ms. Freeman Wong either by email (amo@lcsd.gov.hk) or by fax (2377 9792). No enrollment is needed for joining this voluntary working team. You may visit one or more than one of the above monuments at anytime that you choose. We will record your voluntary hours in your activity records. Please send all the reports to Ms. Wong by 20 December 2006 for us to round up your records. For enquiries, please contact Mr. Fan (khfan@lcsd.gov.hk). Thank you for your kind assistance.

*Opening Hours of Monuments:

LocationOpening Hours
Cheung Chun Yuen, Kam TinOpen on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.)
Closed on the first 3 days of the Lunar New Year
Tang Kwong U Ancestral Hall, Kam Tin
Lik Wing Tong Study Hall, Kam TinOpen Daily (9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.) Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and the first 3 days of the Lunar New Year

Please refer to the column of "Declared Monuments" in AMO's website for the opening hours and traveling methods to other monuments in the above list.

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