Hong Kong has always been a popular destination among tourists. Taking a view of this city—known for its East-meets-West culture—through the lens of visitors and exploring through retrospective information about tourism will give us fresh ideas about Hong Kong in the old days. This exhibition provides an entry point of revisiting Hong Kong from the 1950s to the 1980s via a selection of tourism-related archival holdings. Surrounding a number of examples under the themes of “Sights and Scenes”, “Shopping Paradise”, “Paradise for Foodies” and “Happenings in the City”, the exhibition invites audience to take a trip down to the old Hong Kong and explore Hong Kong from a touristic viewpoint.
Hong Kong Tourism
VideosThe video documents two British teenagers’ trip to Hong Kong, during which they went to the Sea Palace to enjoy a seafood meal and learn how to use chopsticks. (1961) 0035-E071
Remark: English version only The colour short feature film “The Magic Stone”, starring actress Nancy Kwan, introduced the legend of the Amah Rock. The Amah Rock was one of the recommended attractions in the tourist guidebooks at that time. (1966) 0029-E054
Remark: English version only The video documents the visit of overseas visitors who travelled to Hong Kong on luxurious liners for sightseeing, shopping and dining. (1967) 0011-B096
Remark: Cantonese version only The video documents the newly-refurnished Government Publications Centre located at the Star Ferry Pier in Central and the Information Centre of the then Hong Kong Tourist Association attached to it. (1974) 0026-E046-8
Remark: Cantonese version only