Organised by Chi Sun College, residents of Jockey Club Student Village III visited the latest creative hub in the city, PMQ, on one fine Saturday afternoon. On the site of a once prestigious school where revolutionaries and tycoons like Dr Sun Yat Sen, Sir Robert Ho Tung and Dr Stanley Ho studied in, an adjacent pair of buildings was constructed as accommodation for the married police in 1951 to encourage locals to join the force. Left vacant for 13 years, it has now been given a new lease of life as home to about 100 ‘create-preneurs’ with a focus on design and aptly renamed PMQ (Police Married Quarters). The residents were brought on a guided tour of the buildings to learn about the history and heritage of the buildings, followed by a visit to the exhibition of the month – Leather Forever by Hermes. They also visited selected workshops and stores where they got to talk to ‘create-preneurs’ of diverse backgrounds – from Italian leather designer to local traditional ironsmith. The tour ended with refreshment graciously hosted by a HKU alumnus, Otto Ng, in his architectural studio. Tiring – yes, but the residents went home with a piece of Hong Kong’s history, further interest in the creative industry and yummy cupcakes in their tummies.
For more photos, please visit the photo album on our Facebook page! CREDITS: Heritage PMQ; Flying Zacchinis; See Through Craftsman; Open Quote; SOIL; Chailie Ho; Cecilia Ma; LAAB