SHKP Reading Club presents Read On, Move On
encouraging people to read and exercise


06 Oct 2016


Reading and exercise can relieve stress and maintain health.  This autumn Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) Reading Club staged a Read On, Move On programme that couples reading with sports, with activities like cycling and stair climbing that take participants to locales featured in books so that they can learn the culture and history of Hong Kong.  Additionally, there will be a talk by a sports scientist and a psychologist on the benefits of exercise for children’s growth and advice for parents to introduce their children to reading and exercise.

The second Read On, Move On activity will be the FUN with Reading and Sports talk on 22 October.  Sports scientist Dr Lobo Louie and psychologist Dr Raymond Tang, authors of  a new book called Exercise Can Make Your Children Wise, will state the benefits of  reading and exercise for brain development in children.  The two experts will offer useful tips on a balanced lifestyle and explain how exercise can enhance confidence and encourage learning to give a solid foundation for children’s healthy lives.

It is always important to put theory into practice.  The SHKP Reading Club will organize a Poetic Wandering in Central and Sheung Wan on 5 November led by Young Writers’ Debut Competition winner Matthew Cheng and Walk in Hong Kong founder Paul Chan.  Participants will be immersed in the historic and cultural atmosphere around as they visit Duddell Street to see the last four gas lights in Hong Kong and scenery nearby referred to in the poem Duddell Street in the Evening by noted Yesi.  Next will be Tai Kwun to experience poet Dai Wang-shu’s grief and indignation at being jailed in Victoria Prison and then an introduction to Matthew Cheng’s new poem Ladder Street on the eponymous street and an exercise in creating their own poems related to Pound Lane under Matthew’s guidance.

The Ping Shan Cycling Cultural Tour was the first Read On, Move On activity in early September.  Participants rode bicycles from Yuen Long to the Ping Shan Heritage Trail where they walked through spots including Hong Kong’s last ancient pagoda Tsui Sing Lau (Pagoda of Gathering Stars), the historic Sheung Cheung Wai, Tang Ancestral Hall, Kun Ting Study Hall, Hung Shing Temple and more.  Walkers were introduced to the history and culture of Ping Shan on the guided tour and the SHKP Reading Club prepared a list of books to enrich their understanding, combining the pleasure of reading and exercise.

Everyone is welcome to join Read On, Move On for free.  Visit the SHKP Reading Club’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/shkpreadingclub) or website (www.shkpreadingclub.com) for details.

About the SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties believes in Building Homes with Heart and has been promoting reading and holistic development over the years.  The SHKP Reading Club was set up in 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit. Anyone interested can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com.
The successful Read On, Move On Ping Shan Cycling Cultural Tour in early September
The SHKP Reading Club recommended books to enrich participants’ understanding of Yuen Long and Ping Shan traditions
SHKP Reading Club presents Read On, Move On
encouraging people to read and exercise


06 Oct 2016



The successful Read On, Move On Ping Shan Cycling Cultural Tour in early September

The SHKP Reading Club recommended books to enrich participants’ understanding of Yuen Long and Ping Shan traditions

Reading and exercise can relieve stress and maintain health.  This autumn Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) Reading Club staged a Read On, Move On programme that couples reading with sports, with activities like cycling and stair climbing that take participants to locales featured in books so that they can learn the culture and history of Hong Kong.  Additionally, there will be a talk by a sports scientist and a psychologist on the benefits of exercise for children’s growth and advice for parents to introduce their children to reading and exercise.

The second Read On, Move On activity will be the FUN with Reading and Sports talk on 22 October.  Sports scientist Dr Lobo Louie and psychologist Dr Raymond Tang, authors of  a new book called Exercise Can Make Your Children Wise, will state the benefits of  reading and exercise for brain development in children.  The two experts will offer useful tips on a balanced lifestyle and explain how exercise can enhance confidence and encourage learning to give a solid foundation for children’s healthy lives.

It is always important to put theory into practice.  The SHKP Reading Club will organize a Poetic Wandering in Central and Sheung Wan on 5 November led by Young Writers’ Debut Competition winner Matthew Cheng and Walk in Hong Kong founder Paul Chan.  Participants will be immersed in the historic and cultural atmosphere around as they visit Duddell Street to see the last four gas lights in Hong Kong and scenery nearby referred to in the poem Duddell Street in the Evening by noted Yesi.  Next will be Tai Kwun to experience poet Dai Wang-shu’s grief and indignation at being jailed in Victoria Prison and then an introduction to Matthew Cheng’s new poem Ladder Street on the eponymous street and an exercise in creating their own poems related to Pound Lane under Matthew’s guidance.

The Ping Shan Cycling Cultural Tour was the first Read On, Move On activity in early September.  Participants rode bicycles from Yuen Long to the Ping Shan Heritage Trail where they walked through spots including Hong Kong’s last ancient pagoda Tsui Sing Lau (Pagoda of Gathering Stars), the historic Sheung Cheung Wai, Tang Ancestral Hall, Kun Ting Study Hall, Hung Shing Temple and more.  Walkers were introduced to the history and culture of Ping Shan on the guided tour and the SHKP Reading Club prepared a list of books to enrich their understanding, combining the pleasure of reading and exercise.

Everyone is welcome to join Read On, Move On for free.  Visit the SHKP Reading Club’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/shkpreadingclub) or website (www.shkpreadingclub.com) for details.

About the SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties believes in Building Homes with Heart and has been promoting reading and holistic development over the years.  The SHKP Reading Club was set up in 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit. Anyone interested can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com.