Lei Yue Mun is in the eastern part of the Kowloon Peninsula. It has a history of about 150 years. When it comes to Lei Yue Mun, many people immediately think of eating seafood. But in fact, Lei Yue Mun was originally a quarry. It began to transform gradually in the 1960s, and then it developed into what it is today.
In this episode, we will feel the charm of this coastal village: to see the house that is only a few steps away from the sea; stand on the breakwater, watch the boats shuttle constantly, and feel the sea breeze oncoming. Visited the Tin Hau Temple, which has a history of almost 270 years. This Tin Hau Temple is related to the famous pirate Cheung Po Tsai. And will explore the remains of the quarry to see what this important place of Lei Yue Mun has become today.
Compared with the highly urbanized places nearby, the scenery of Lei Yue Mun feels completely different, but when the two are put together, there is no sense of contradiction at all. This hybrid and non-exclusive feature of the old and the new is exactly what Hong Kong is fascinating about.
The lastepisode introduced Pokfulam Village, and this time will introduce the only remaining urban village in Hong Kong—Ngau Chi Wan Village. Niu Chi Wan Village has a history of more than 200 years and is one of the “Thirteen Kowloon Townships". With the rapid development of the city, most of the above areas have been developed as part of the city.
Ngau Chi Wan Village has both a quiet part and a very lively place. Because it is close to the MTR Choi Hung Station, the transportation is convenient. There are also a large number of public housing estates and housing estates nearby, so many people will go to the market in the village. Buying food or eating, you can see from the video, some places in the village are very lively.
Let’s come and feel this urban village hidden in a concrete jungle.
“Village in the city" does not feel like a product that Hong Kong should have. There were many villages in Hong Kong in the past, even in the urban area, but with the rapid development of Hong Kong, many original villages have also developed into part of the city. However, for some reasons, some villages can still be retained. They quietly exist in the bustling metropolis, retaining the old style and features, and at the same time retaining the unique culture of the village.
“Village in the city", in this series, this time we will introduce Pokfulam Village on Hong Kong Island. Pokfulam Village has a long history and has existed in the 17th century. In 1886, the Dairy Company was established in Hong Kong and a pasture was established in Pokfulam, which led to the development of Pokfulam Village. As the pasture ended in the early 1980s, Pokfulam Village gradually became silent.
Today, the relics related to the dairy company can still be found in the village. As for the village itself, it also has its own culture, such as the fire dragon dance on the Mid-Autumn Festival. This activity has been included in the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong" in 2017 .