SHKP Reading Club ‘Read Through Hong Kong’ Cultural Tour
Suggested reading list before and after the tour
Underprivileged families getting to know local communities beyond books


17 Feb 2015


Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’s SHKP Reading Club has joined hands with the cultural enterprise ‘Walk in Hong Kong’ to organize a series of ‘Read Through Hong Kong’ cultural tours. Featuring various aspects of reading, the programme helps participants explore the different communities of Hong Kong from interesting angles. The first ‘Read Through Hong Kong’ tour was held before the Lunar New Year with the route featuring some of the district’s unique features and places. This particular tour was designed based on books about Wan Chai by different winners of the Young Writers’ Debut Competitions, including Memoir of the Sun, Moon and Stars and Luard Road No.20. The tour was led young writer KK Kwok and one of by the founders of ‘Walk in Hong Kong’ Haider Kikabhoy. More than 20 primary school students and their parents from underprivileged families living in Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan participated in the tour.

Lau Wan-yee, a primary 5 student from S.K.H. Kei Oi Primary Schoolsaid “I live and go to school in the Sham Shui Po district and I seldom have the chance to visit Wan Chai.  Joining the SHKP Reading Club ‘Read Though Hong Kong’ Cultural Tour was a new experience for me, which helped me learn more about the culture and history of Wan Chai.  Among the different places of interest, I loved Pak Tai Temple the most and I was fascinated by the story of the dragon’s mother.”

KK Kwok’s Memoir of the Sun, Moon and Stars depicts the lives and people around Sun Street, Moon Street and Star Street. Luard Road No.20 by Lucia Shum recorded her life story in Wan Chai, detailing her relocation outside of Wan Chai and then back to Luard Road.  The route passed along the different scenes recorded in the winners’ books.  Some of the streets written about include Sun Street, Moon Street, Star Street, Luard Road and Stone Nullah Lane.  The personally interpreted tour gave the participants an insight into Wan Chai’s diversity especially with respect to cultural and historical developments so that participants could better understand the correlation between reading and life.

With Chinese New Year fast approaching, Haider also introduced to the tour members the traditional festive customs at Pak Tai Temple.

To encourage children and parents to read more, a suggested reading list was drawn up for participants to gain a greater understanding about the community and the route before and after the tour.  Moreover, parents and their children were encouraged to read together to enhance the parent-child bond while they enjoy various books.

The tour began at Statue Square in Central and ended at Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai. Along the way, the tour guide explored with the participants areas of interest on Lung On Street, Arsenal Street, Wing Fung Street, Star Street, Luard Road, Queen’s Road East and Stone Nullah Lane. The sites they visited included the God of the Earth Temple, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Southorn Playground, Blue House, Wan Chai Market and Pak Tai Temple.

The SHKP Reading Club organizes regular activities for members. Members of the public who are interested are welcome to register as members at www.shkpreadingclub.com. Membership is complimentary.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the 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, organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers, reading and writing camps and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.
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SHKP Reading Club ‘Read Through Hong Kong’ Cultural Tour
Suggested reading list before and after the tour
Underprivileged families getting to know local communities beyond books


17 Feb 2015



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Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’s SHKP Reading Club has joined hands with the cultural enterprise ‘Walk in Hong Kong’ to organize a series of ‘Read Through Hong Kong’ cultural tours. Featuring various aspects of reading, the programme helps participants explore the different communities of Hong Kong from interesting angles. The first ‘Read Through Hong Kong’ tour was held before the Lunar New Year with the route featuring some of the district’s unique features and places. This particular tour was designed based on books about Wan Chai by different winners of the Young Writers’ Debut Competitions, including Memoir of the Sun, Moon and Stars and Luard Road No.20. The tour was led young writer KK Kwok and one of by the founders of ‘Walk in Hong Kong’ Haider Kikabhoy. More than 20 primary school students and their parents from underprivileged families living in Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan participated in the tour.

Lau Wan-yee, a primary 5 student from S.K.H. Kei Oi Primary Schoolsaid “I live and go to school in the Sham Shui Po district and I seldom have the chance to visit Wan Chai.  Joining the SHKP Reading Club ‘Read Though Hong Kong’ Cultural Tour was a new experience for me, which helped me learn more about the culture and history of Wan Chai.  Among the different places of interest, I loved Pak Tai Temple the most and I was fascinated by the story of the dragon’s mother.”

KK Kwok’s Memoir of the Sun, Moon and Stars depicts the lives and people around Sun Street, Moon Street and Star Street. Luard Road No.20 by Lucia Shum recorded her life story in Wan Chai, detailing her relocation outside of Wan Chai and then back to Luard Road.  The route passed along the different scenes recorded in the winners’ books.  Some of the streets written about include Sun Street, Moon Street, Star Street, Luard Road and Stone Nullah Lane.  The personally interpreted tour gave the participants an insight into Wan Chai’s diversity especially with respect to cultural and historical developments so that participants could better understand the correlation between reading and life.

With Chinese New Year fast approaching, Haider also introduced to the tour members the traditional festive customs at Pak Tai Temple.

To encourage children and parents to read more, a suggested reading list was drawn up for participants to gain a greater understanding about the community and the route before and after the tour.  Moreover, parents and their children were encouraged to read together to enhance the parent-child bond while they enjoy various books.

The tour began at Statue Square in Central and ended at Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai. Along the way, the tour guide explored with the participants areas of interest on Lung On Street, Arsenal Street, Wing Fung Street, Star Street, Luard Road, Queen’s Road East and Stone Nullah Lane. The sites they visited included the God of the Earth Temple, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Southorn Playground, Blue House, Wan Chai Market and Pak Tai Temple.

The SHKP Reading Club organizes regular activities for members. Members of the public who are interested are welcome to register as members at www.shkpreadingclub.com. Membership is complimentary.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the 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, organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers, reading and writing camps and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.