Popular Children's Games and Pastimes
Simple Games and Pastimes
Children played with accordion paper lanterns and rabbit lanterns made of crepe paper. (1969) (Reference no.: HKRS365-1-336-4)
Hong Kong-made lanterns were well received abroad. In the 1960s, they were mainly exported to the United Kingdom and the United States amid the sustained growth in demand from countries such as Sweden and Canada.
From Comic Books to Televisions
Fishermen's children listened to radio storytelling broadcasts. (1969) (Reference no.: HKRS365-1-335-4)
In those years when television was not yet common, radio broadcasts, such as the Radio Television Hong Kong's programme Chinese Stories featuring stories of Chinese historical figures, were very popular among the public.
Young audience was totally absorbed in a film. (c.1969) (Reference no.: HKRS1025-1-1)
In 1963/1964 when film-watching was not a common form of entertainment, the cheapest film ticket was sold for 70 cents. Mobile film screenings organised by Mobile Film Team under the Social Welfare Department, therefore, were extremely popular among children. These screenings were usually held at sports grounds, in school halls or open areas in resettlement estates at night.