SHKP Reading Club presenting a series of reading & sports activities
Move your body with book lovers


09 Nov 2015


The SHKP Reading Club set up by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) is presenting a Read On, Move On series this autumn.  It couples reading with sports to encourage people to read and exercise more, with activities such as guided cultural tours, seminars and book recommendations for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

The SHKP Reading Club’s Read On, Move On series began in late October with the successful Cycling in the World of Books guided cultural tour and I’m 2A – Athlete & Author seminar.  The Club will next feature a Ladders as the Time Machine guided cultural tour and Ladder of Life seminar in November.  The tour will be hosted by noted local historian Dr Ting Sun-pao, Joseph and the Walk in Hong Kong group, and will explore often-overlooked scenes of the special stairways in Central and Sheung Wan.  The Ladder of Life seminar will have popular radio host Michael Leung talking about challenging situations in life and his experience of developing a reading habit in his son (see table below for details).

The first activity in the Read On, Move On series was a Cycling in the World of Books cultural tour in October, when Dr Ting guided participants beyond books to visit Tai Wai Village, Tsang Tai Uk and Hong Kong Heritage Museum to explore and appreciate the new and old of Sha Tin from bicycles.  Dr Ting’s interesting explanation also furthered the participants’ knowledge about precious cultural heritage and Hong Kong history.  To encourage participants to read more, the Club and Dr Ting prepared a list of recommended books as another medium for exploring the area after the tour.  The books included Yu Kwang-chung’s Living amid the Natural Beauty of Sha Tin* and Chan Tat-choi’s Sha Tin New Town Development Story* together with Old and New of Sha Tin* and Artifacts in Sha Tin* published by the Sha Tin District Council and Sha Tin District Office respectively.

The I’m 2A – Athlete & Author seminar, the second activity in the series, had amputee runner Fung Kam-hung and the city’s Spider Woman Lisa Cheng speaking of the journey towards their dreams and experience as first time authors with the books I Can Run* and Spider Woman•Lisa Cheng* respectively.  The audience was moved by their never-say-never attitudes and spirit.

Anyone interested in the SHKP Reading Club can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com for free and download the Club’s new smartphone app, which offers the latest Club news anytime, anywhere and has a My Book List function so users can make notes and write book reviews, as well as an option to decorate photos with famous quotes and special stickers to add fun to reading.  The app additionally offers access to online versions of the ReadIt and Read Monthly magazines.  Act now and download the free app to create a happy reading experience (Android - https://goo.gl/72bRtQ, iPhone - https://goo.gl/ojEahW).

SHKP makes it a priority to promote healthy, sustainable living with a focus on sporting events that benefit worthy causes, including caring for the underprivileged.  The company will hold its fourth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC on 6 December this year, and was both title and charity sponsors of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon.

About the SHKP Reading Club
SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives, and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club publishes the regular free ReadIt and Read Monthly magazines and 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.

Highlights of SHKP Reading Club Read On, Move On in November

Ladders as the Time Machine Cultural Tour

The tour will be led by noted Hong Kong historian Dr Ting Sun-pao and the Walk in Hong Kong group exploring often-overlooked scenes through the special stairs in Central and Sheung Wan, such as Duddell Street and Pottinger Street, which have witnessed the development of Hong Kong history, Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Ladder Street in Central as a convergence of new and old, Po Hing Fong and Pound Lane that trigger the imagination of the movie world or revive memories of the familiar music video scenes once popular.



Date 14 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time 9:30 – 11:30 am
Route From Duddell Street in Central to Pound Lane in Sheung Wan

Ladder of Life Seminar

How do we handle the different ladders of life that can lead to unpredictable situations?  Popular DJ Michael Leung has abundant life experience and will talk about how he developed a reading habit in his son at the seminar, which is the finale of the SHKP Reading Club Read On, Move On series.

Date 21 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Place 4/F Auditorium, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

The activities are open for enrollment.  Call the SHKP Reading Club at 2511 3248 or visit the Club’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/shkpreadingclub) for details.

* Literal translation of the Chinese titles

Dr Ting led the Cycling in the World of Books cultural tour and told participants about Sha Tin history
Amputee runner Fung Kam-hung and Spider Woman Lisa Cheng spoke at the I’m 2A – Athlete & Author seminar
SHKP Reading Club presenting a series of reading & sports activities
Move your body with book lovers


09 Nov 2015



Dr Ting led the Cycling in the World of Books cultural tour and told participants about Sha Tin history

Amputee runner Fung Kam-hung and Spider Woman Lisa Cheng spoke at the I’m 2A – Athlete & Author seminar

The SHKP Reading Club set up by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) is presenting a Read On, Move On series this autumn.  It couples reading with sports to encourage people to read and exercise more, with activities such as guided cultural tours, seminars and book recommendations for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

The SHKP Reading Club’s Read On, Move On series began in late October with the successful Cycling in the World of Books guided cultural tour and I’m 2A – Athlete & Author seminar.  The Club will next feature a Ladders as the Time Machine guided cultural tour and Ladder of Life seminar in November.  The tour will be hosted by noted local historian Dr Ting Sun-pao, Joseph and the Walk in Hong Kong group, and will explore often-overlooked scenes of the special stairways in Central and Sheung Wan.  The Ladder of Life seminar will have popular radio host Michael Leung talking about challenging situations in life and his experience of developing a reading habit in his son (see table below for details).

The first activity in the Read On, Move On series was a Cycling in the World of Books cultural tour in October, when Dr Ting guided participants beyond books to visit Tai Wai Village, Tsang Tai Uk and Hong Kong Heritage Museum to explore and appreciate the new and old of Sha Tin from bicycles.  Dr Ting’s interesting explanation also furthered the participants’ knowledge about precious cultural heritage and Hong Kong history.  To encourage participants to read more, the Club and Dr Ting prepared a list of recommended books as another medium for exploring the area after the tour.  The books included Yu Kwang-chung’s Living amid the Natural Beauty of Sha Tin* and Chan Tat-choi’s Sha Tin New Town Development Story* together with Old and New of Sha Tin* and Artifacts in Sha Tin* published by the Sha Tin District Council and Sha Tin District Office respectively.

The I’m 2A – Athlete & Author seminar, the second activity in the series, had amputee runner Fung Kam-hung and the city’s Spider Woman Lisa Cheng speaking of the journey towards their dreams and experience as first time authors with the books I Can Run* and Spider Woman•Lisa Cheng* respectively.  The audience was moved by their never-say-never attitudes and spirit.

Anyone interested in the SHKP Reading Club can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com for free and download the Club’s new smartphone app, which offers the latest Club news anytime, anywhere and has a My Book List function so users can make notes and write book reviews, as well as an option to decorate photos with famous quotes and special stickers to add fun to reading.  The app additionally offers access to online versions of the ReadIt and Read Monthly magazines.  Act now and download the free app to create a happy reading experience (Android - https://goo.gl/72bRtQ, iPhone - https://goo.gl/ojEahW).

SHKP makes it a priority to promote healthy, sustainable living with a focus on sporting events that benefit worthy causes, including caring for the underprivileged.  The company will hold its fourth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC on 6 December this year, and was both title and charity sponsors of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon.

About the SHKP Reading Club
SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives, and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club publishes the regular free ReadIt and Read Monthly magazines and 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.

Highlights of SHKP Reading Club Read On, Move On in November

Ladders as the Time Machine Cultural Tour

The tour will be led by noted Hong Kong historian Dr Ting Sun-pao and the Walk in Hong Kong group exploring often-overlooked scenes through the special stairs in Central and Sheung Wan, such as Duddell Street and Pottinger Street, which have witnessed the development of Hong Kong history, Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Ladder Street in Central as a convergence of new and old, Po Hing Fong and Pound Lane that trigger the imagination of the movie world or revive memories of the familiar music video scenes once popular.



Date 14 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time 9:30 – 11:30 am
Route From Duddell Street in Central to Pound Lane in Sheung Wan

Ladder of Life Seminar

How do we handle the different ladders of life that can lead to unpredictable situations?  Popular DJ Michael Leung has abundant life experience and will talk about how he developed a reading habit in his son at the seminar, which is the finale of the SHKP Reading Club Read On, Move On series.

Date 21 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Place 4/F Auditorium, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

The activities are open for enrollment.  Call the SHKP Reading Club at 2511 3248 or visit the Club’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/shkpreadingclub) for details.

* Literal translation of the Chinese titles