2016 SHKP Reading Club ‘A Letter to My Family’ competition comes to a close
Over 6,600 entries telling sentimental tales of family bonding


30 Aug 2016


The SHKP Reading Club under Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) held an ‘A Letter to My Family’ SHKP Book Review Competition encouraging people to express their feelings of love for family in letters.  The competition was popular and drew over 6,600 entries.  The Club held an award presentation ceremony today (30 August) to conclude this year’s competition and praise the winners, many of whom brought family or friends to share the warm, loving atmosphere.

SHKP Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director Mike Wong said the competition encouraged participants to read and write letters, strengthening relationships with family in the SHKP spirit of Building Homes with Heart.  The top entries were well written and touching.  Present at the awards were judges former Director of Welfare, Secretary for Health and Welfare, writer and English teacher Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien, Chairman of the Hong Kong Aided Primary School Heads Association Lai Tsz-man and Publisher & CEO of Master Insight Media Man Cheuk-fei.

The 2016 A Letter to My Family competition drew 6,654 submissions.  Chinese winner in the Junior category Chen Man-chin realized the power of hope after reading The Rebellious Days《叛逆歲月》by Quenby Fung.  She hopes to become a successful writer and enjoy a better life with her father.  Intermediate winner Pan Hai-yi read Mu Song 《目送》by Lung Ying-tai and understood that life is full of goodbyes and a journey that can be only be completed alone.  She wrote to her mother who lives far away.  The book Everlasting《地久天長》by Lee Hui-chen inspired open category winner Alice Wong Ka-ling to encourage her niece living in Canada to face her father’s cancer bravely and overcome the troubles in life.  Alice’s letter was so sincere and touching that it won the special Love from Far Away prize.

Junior English winner Chan Wing-han learned to maintain good relationships with family and friends from Codes of Love by Mark Bryan, but felt guilty for her attitude towards her grandfather.  Intermediate winner Issac Fung Tsz-pui was touched by the father of a blind girl in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and realized his father’s long-lasting love and contribution.  Open category winner Leung Tsoi-yan recalled arguments between her mother and brother and encouraged her brother to reread his childhood favourite Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak in the hope he would appreciate their mother’s love.  The Chi Hong Primary School won the Most Active prize in the Junior division and Fanling Lutheran Secondary School for Intermediate.

The 2016 A Letter to My Family competition began in March 2016 and had Junior, Intermediate and Open categories, each with Chinese and English sections.  Most winning letters were addressed to parents, grandparents or children on topics like getting along with family, childhood memories, challenges and problems in life, career and future.  Many entrants chose their own books to review such as The Three of Us 《我們仨》, Everlasting《地久天長》, Happiness Is...: 500 Things to Be Happy about and Danny the Champion of the World

See http://life.mingpao.com/bookreview2016.htm or www.facebook.com/shkpbookreviewcompetition for the list of winners and competition 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.
2016 SHKP Reading Club ‘A Letter to My Family’ competition comes to a close
Over 6,600 entries telling sentimental tales of family bonding


30 Aug 2016



The SHKP Reading Club under Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) held an ‘A Letter to My Family’ SHKP Book Review Competition encouraging people to express their feelings of love for family in letters.  The competition was popular and drew over 6,600 entries.  The Club held an award presentation ceremony today (30 August) to conclude this year’s competition and praise the winners, many of whom brought family or friends to share the warm, loving atmosphere.

SHKP Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director Mike Wong said the competition encouraged participants to read and write letters, strengthening relationships with family in the SHKP spirit of Building Homes with Heart.  The top entries were well written and touching.  Present at the awards were judges former Director of Welfare, Secretary for Health and Welfare, writer and English teacher Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien, Chairman of the Hong Kong Aided Primary School Heads Association Lai Tsz-man and Publisher & CEO of Master Insight Media Man Cheuk-fei.

The 2016 A Letter to My Family competition drew 6,654 submissions.  Chinese winner in the Junior category Chen Man-chin realized the power of hope after reading The Rebellious Days《叛逆歲月》by Quenby Fung.  She hopes to become a successful writer and enjoy a better life with her father.  Intermediate winner Pan Hai-yi read Mu Song 《目送》by Lung Ying-tai and understood that life is full of goodbyes and a journey that can be only be completed alone.  She wrote to her mother who lives far away.  The book Everlasting《地久天長》by Lee Hui-chen inspired open category winner Alice Wong Ka-ling to encourage her niece living in Canada to face her father’s cancer bravely and overcome the troubles in life.  Alice’s letter was so sincere and touching that it won the special Love from Far Away prize.

Junior English winner Chan Wing-han learned to maintain good relationships with family and friends from Codes of Love by Mark Bryan, but felt guilty for her attitude towards her grandfather.  Intermediate winner Issac Fung Tsz-pui was touched by the father of a blind girl in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and realized his father’s long-lasting love and contribution.  Open category winner Leung Tsoi-yan recalled arguments between her mother and brother and encouraged her brother to reread his childhood favourite Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak in the hope he would appreciate their mother’s love.  The Chi Hong Primary School won the Most Active prize in the Junior division and Fanling Lutheran Secondary School for Intermediate.

The 2016 A Letter to My Family competition began in March 2016 and had Junior, Intermediate and Open categories, each with Chinese and English sections.  Most winning letters were addressed to parents, grandparents or children on topics like getting along with family, childhood memories, challenges and problems in life, career and future.  Many entrants chose their own books to review such as The Three of Us 《我們仨》, Everlasting《地久天長》, Happiness Is...: 500 Things to Be Happy about and Danny the Champion of the World

See http://life.mingpao.com/bookreview2016.htm or www.facebook.com/shkpbookreviewcompetition for the list of winners and competition 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.