CACHe: Wing Lee Street exhibit

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 September, 2010, 12:00am

Wing Lee Street and its original tong lau buildings narrowly escaped the wrecking ball a few months ago when the Urban Renewal Authority and Town Planning Board halted redevelopment under public pressure. The street offers a window into life in Hong Kong in the 1960s, and largely owes its preservation to the success of the award-winning film Echoes of the Rainbow, which was filmed on location.

The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage is presenting a series of art installations related to Wing Lee Street by three young artists, centred around the theme of 'good communities'. The exhibition also features a photo gallery depicting tenants and their stories. Take a trip back through time into old Hong Kong - and imagine what life used to be like with children playing and neighbours getting together for a game of mahjong.

Until Oct 9, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm. 36A Western St, Sai Ying Pun, free. Inquiries: 2291 0238