Take a glimpse under your ancestor's roof

PUBLISHED : Monday, 11 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 11 April, 2011, 12:00am


For people who want to know what houses in Hong Kong used to look like in the past, The Peak is the place to go. An exhibition called The Chinese Residences in Hong Kong, at The Peak Galleria, showcases a life-sized cubicle, old furniture, pictures of houses and much more, highlighting the evolution of houses over the past 100 years.

Organised by the Hong Kong Culture Heritage Studies and Promotion Association, the exhibition will run until May 2.

Through the exhibition, the association hopes to tell people about the city's social and cultural development, as well as what neighbourhood relationships were like in the old days. The exhibition's highlight is a life-sized cubicle showcasing radios, fans, bunk beds, sewing machines and partitions.

Other showpieces include a miniature model of the old Wan Chai Market and Gold Fish Street.

The association is providing guided tours of the exhibition for schools. It is also organising a drawing competition for primary and secondary students, on the theme of old houses in the city. The deadline for the competition is April 20.

For more information, visit www.hkchspa.org