Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping never lived a single day in Government House during her husband Tung Chee-hwa's eight-year rule. But yesterday she recounted fond memories of the 150-year-old colonial-style mansion and described it as home. It was supposedly bad fung shui which kept the Tungs away. Yesterday, Mrs Tung wished the new occupants - Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his wife Salina Tsang Pow Siu-mei - a warm welcome to their new home, but stopped short of suggesting how to renovate it to dispel the bad luck. While the public may never know whether Mrs Tung regretted her husband's decision of not moving into the residence of the former British governors after the handover, she has found a way to share the 'good times' she has spent there - in a book she helped organise, published by the University of Hong Kong. Speaking at the launch of Hong Kong Government House (1997-2005), Mrs Tung said she was proud to have helped renovate the building from a colonial stronghold into a 'Chinese' monument of significance. 'I thank my colleagues for serving and loving this home together, which is the Government House,' Mrs Tung said. In the foreword of the book, Mr Tung, who accompanied his wife to the ceremony, described the building where he met overseas dignitaries and signed agreements with foreign governments as a 'witness' to Hong Kong's change. Mrs Tung said she was moved when she led a team to decorate the building in Upper Albert Road following the handover at midnight, July 1, 1997. She was among the first who saw the national flag being raised the following morning. It is understood Mr Tung decided against living in the building as a way to symbolise the start of a new era. The Tungs lived at Grenville House on Magazine Gap Road. Government House, designed by Charles St George Cleverly who built St John's Cathedral, was considered to have bad fung shui and whoever lived there would suffer from bad luck. When asked about Mr Tsang's plan to move in after he is officially sworn in as chief executive, Mrs Tung said: 'I miss the Government House. I wish them all the best.' But she declined to offer advice to the new tenants on how to renovate the place to improve the fung shui.