"Singing Nanyin as We Go"

Nanyin is a song art sung in the Cantonese vernacular, which was a kind of popular music for the people of Hong Kong around the beginning of the 20th century. Today, nanyin has become part of our intangible cultural heritage and was inscribed onto the first Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong.

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office invited the troupe group "The Gong Strikes One" to perform traditional nanyin repertoires with new lyrics specially composed for 18 districts of Hong Kong. From January 2019 to June 2020, The Gong Strikes One will tour Hong Kong's 18 districts and use nanyin to recount the history of local communities and to bring in-depth cultural insights.

Performance SchedulePast Events

New Territories

Sai Kung District

The 13th stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" will be held at Hong Kong Adventist College. The college, facing the sea against a backdrop of hills, is self-contained and far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The red-brick buildings with green grass, all of which created exotic atmosphere. What an extraordinary experience to enjoy narrative singing in Cantonese within the western-style building!

"Singing Nanyin as We Go" @ Sai Kung District


  12 January 2020 (Sunday)


  4  5 pm


  Hong Kong Adventist College (1111 Clear Water Bay Road, Sai Kung)


  50 persons

Application Deadline

  6 January 2020 (Monday) 5 pm

Open Lot Drawing

  8 January 2020 (Wednesday) 10:30 am
  Sam Tung Uk Museum


  1. Please read through the "Application Notes" before submitting the application.
  2. For the sake of fairness, application by phone is not accepted. Incomplete application will
  not be processed.
  3. In case of over-application, participants will be selected by open lot drawing. If the quota
  is not fully utilised after the application deadline, application will be processed on a first
  come, first served basis. After 9 January 2020, no application will be processed while the
  waiting list (if applicable) will expire. Applicants may assume their applications unsuccessful
  if there is no reply from the ICHO by the said waiting list expiry date.
  4. Applications will only be validated after receiving the confirmation email sent by the
  5. The ICHO reserves the right of final decision on the arrangements and results of the
  application of the programme.

North District


  22 March 2020 (Sunday)


  Session 1: 3 – 4 pm
  Session 2: 3:20 – 4:20 pm
  Session 3: 3:40 – 4:40 pm


  Former Fanling Magistracy (302 Jockey Club Road, Fanling)

Registration   To be announced

Language: Cantonese

Fee: Free admission

Enquiry: Ms. Ng (Tel: 2780 2283, Email: jojo@huluhk.org)