Nothing can replace the archival function of a book, it is especially obvious when one hold this 322–page publication with their hands. You can feel the existence as if this book bears its own weight and warmth. Years later someone out there might be looking for a book contently filled with the history of Pak Sha O, just like what we are doing today; studying the genealogy of the YUNG’s family and the hand copied books by YUNG Si-chiu so preciously. A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O embodies the histories and stories of this place and its people. Through this book all these can be delivered to current and former residents, the migrated descendants, the village head, politicians, environmental carers, educators and the mass media. What makes a village a wonderful living space, is how people manage to live here as a whole. What makes an old Hakka house precious is the committing spirits to rehabilitate it over and over again. We treat this Book Launch and Guided Tours an opportunity to gather and to share, in this particular time and space, let us all redefine the intimate relationship between ourselves and the surrounding environment.
Date — 11.10.2015 (Sunday)
Time — 09:30–17:00
Venue — Pak Sha O Village & Pak Sha O Ha Yeung
9:30am – 5:00pm — Exhibition
9:30am – 5:00pm — Drawing the Three-Character Classic (drawing materials will be provided)
10:00am – 11:00am — Guided Tour by the Villagers (conducted in English, )
10:00am – 11:00am — Guided Tour by the Villagers (conducted in Cantonese,)
11:00am – 12:00nn — Sharing on the creative process of A Living Space
12:00nn – 1:00pm — Live Music in the Village
1:30pm – 3:00pm — Nature Tour (conducted in Cantonese)
2:30pm – 3:30 pm — Bird Language Game (conducted in Cantonese)
3:00pm – 4:00pm — Guided Tour by the Villagers (conducted in English)
3:00pm – 4:00pm — Guided Tour by the Villagers (conducted in Cantonese)
4:00pm – 4:30pm — Antiphonal Singing by Hakka elders
All the events and activities will be held at the Pak Sha O Meadow and at different spots of Pak Sha O Village. To enjoy a fun and relaxing picnic with your friends on the lovely meadow in a century-old village, you can bring your own food and carry proper tools. Show us your old favorite eating utensils handed down from your parents or even grandparents! A photo shooting booth will be set up to take a photo of your utensils and share with us the story behind!
*If you wish to join the mentioned activities, please kindly make your reservation online. Seats are limited and are on first-come-first-served basis.
Getting to Pak Sha O
1. Free Shuttle Light Bus
Sai Kung Town Centre (near green minibus terminus) to Pak Sha O
09:30 / 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30
Pak Sha O to Sai Kung Town Centre
13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:30 / 17:15 / 17:30
*The last bus from Pak Sha O leaves at 17:30.
2. Green Minibus — No.7
Take green minibus no. 7 to Hoi Ha Wan from the green minibus terminus in Sai Kung Town Centre. Tell the driver that you would like to get off at Pak Sha O. The fare is $11.4. Services run every 20 minutes.
*Please note that the last minibus departs Sai Kung at 18:45 while the last minibus departs Hoi Ha at 18:45.