What kind of museum would you build for Hong Kong?

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 27 January, 2011, 12:00am

Tacye Hong, 13, St Paul's Convent School

Hong Kong has the reputation of being a food paradise. It would be best to build a Chinese Cuisine Museum. Each exhibition hall would showcase the history, culture and traditional dishes of a mainland province. After viewing the exhibits, visitors would rest in the dining hall, dress up in a traditional costume and enjoy their favourite food.

Aaron De Silva, 18, ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School

I would build the Geographic Museum of Hong Kong. This would be really interesting because Hong Kong already has a geopark which opened in 2009. The museum would introduce people to rocks, minerals and the landscape of Hong Kong. It would enhance their knowledge of the city.

Crystal Leung, 16, Sacred Heart Canossian College

Hong Kong people work hard and many lack childhood memories. I would build a museum full of toys and snacks from the past. It would take adults back to their good old days. They could even act like children if they wanted to.

Arjun Sivakumar, 14, South Island School

I would build an archaeology museum for Hong Kong. Archaeology is the study of prehistoric people, such as the Neanderthals and their culture, lifestyle and environment. Hong Kong does not have this kind of museum yet.

William Cheng, 16, TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College

Hongkongers use Chinese, English and even Chinglish in their daily lives. So a Museum of Language would be perfect to help people learn expressions unique to Hong Kong. The museum would feature trendy words used by the locals.

Ellis Lee, 15, Delia Memorial School (Broadway)

I would build an interactive museum dedicated to thoughts and ideas. Visitors would have the chance to write down their thoughts and interpret ideas without any restrictions. I think people would enjoy having a public place where they are allowed to write whatever they want.

Christine Gabrielle Bacus Nietes, 16, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo)

I would build a museum where you can experience the true nature of the exhibits. For example, an exhibition hall about rainforests would have live plants to give that 'real' feeling to visitors. This would be better than looking at things in glass-covered displays.

Sophie Cheung, 14, German Swiss International School

If I were to build a museum for Hong Kong, it would be for children and young adults. It would be innovative - information would be provided through video clips and interactive booths would help the visitors test their newly gained knowledge.