Hong Kong – Poetry in Motion
Cultural Walk

The poetry of the late literary giant Ya Si (Leung Ping-kwan) is all about living in the moment and describing things as they are, leading one to self-reflection. Join us on two very special walks designed to help you experience the literature through the eyes of Ya Si. Capture your impressions along the way, and if you feel inspired, compose some lines in accompaniment.


Your guide on all walking tours is poet, author, cultural critic Tang Siu-wa. Born in Guangzhou, Tang received her Bachelor’s degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and her master's degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Former chairperson of the Tolo Poetry Society, Tang is the founding editor of the literary magazine Fleurs: des lettres and a columnist for Ming Pao , AM 730 and Apple Daily.


In Cantonese


Approx. 2 hrs per session


Route 1 – Streets of Central and Sheung Wan
This walk takes you through the streets of Central and Sheung Wan, from the old stone steps of Ladder Street, to the old shops that dot Hollywood Road, and the flea market on Lascar Road. Your guide will take you through the area’s landmarks and treasures found in Ya Si’s poetry. A chance to discover the remnants of Hong Kong’s colonial times.


Route 2 - Streets of Kowloon City
Kowloon Walled City was once a ramshackle zone bustling with opium dens and prostitution. Under the flight path of the former Kai Tak airport, low rise Kowloon City escaped redevelopment. Wander through the streets still populated by small cottage industry stores and the atmospheric Kowloon Walled City Park to experience the Kowloon City that Ya Si once knew and described so vividly in his poetry.




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Route 1: Central/Sheung Wan
8 Mar 2014 (Sat)
15 Mar 2014 (Sat)



Route 2: Kowloon City
8 Mar 2014 (Sat)
15 Mar 2014 (Sat)



Meeting Point

Route 1: In front of Man Mo Temple, 124-126, Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Route 2: In front of Grace Church, 39-43 Hau Wang Road, Kowloon City


No of participants

15 per session



$120 per session


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