Hong Kong’s Peak district has always been the city’s major tourist attraction, with Lugard Road being ranked as one of top 10 hiking trails in the world. The area has a fascinating history, being a leisure ground of the governors and visitors alike in the colonial days, a residential district for the rich, as well as a military foothold during the war years. Heritage buildings and sites, historic trails and footpaths can be found throughout the Peak area.
In July, Alliance for a Beautiful Hong Kong (ABHK) is honoured to have Mr Ko Tim-keung (高添強), local history researcher and writer, to give a lecture about the historical development of the Peak from the mid 19th century to the early 20th century. Mr Ko is an advisor for the Hong Kong Museum of History and a former member of the Antiquities Advisory Board. He will present us with the multi-faceted story of the Peak, using his amazing collection of old photographs as illustration.ABHK will also update the audience about conservation challenges faced by the area, including the threats posed by a proposed hotel development on Lugard Road.
6:30pm – 7:00pm Registration
7:00pm – 7:10pm Brief introduction and opening
7:10pm – 8:15pm Presentation + Q&A
8:15pm – 9:00pm Networking
About the speaker:
Ko Tim-keung, Advisor of the Hong Kong Museum of History
Ko Tim-keung is a local history researcher and writer, with a particular interest in historical images. He is an advisor for the Hong Kong Museum of History and a former member of the Antiquities Advisory Board. He is the author and co-author/co-editor of several books on Hong Kong, including Ruins of War (1996), A Sense of Place: Hong Kong West of Pottinger Street (2008) and 80 Years with KMB 1933-2013 (2013).