The success of completing this project is due largely to the support and assistance of the following guest interviewees. We would like to express our greatest gratitude to them.
S. P Ting, Chief Curator,
Hong Kong Museum of History
We would like to thank Dr. Ting for spending his precious time to conduct the interview with us. We have gained a deeper understanding of the history and architectural characteristics of Law Uk Hakka House, Chai Wan and Sam Tung Uk Village, Tsuen Wan. Dr. Ting has also offered us some invaluable advice on the policy of heritage conservation that is important for re-thinking the significance of conserving these historical buildings.
Kwok-wai, Member of Island
Mr. Kwong has been serving the Cheung Chau residents for a long time and he has also made great efforts in contributing to heritage conservation. During the interview with Mr. Kwong, we collected a lot of important information on the history of Cheung Chau and Pak Tai Temple, which are very useful for the project. Mr. Kwong is very talkative and his humourous way of talking had made the atmosphere relaxing. We would like to thank Mr. Kwong here.
|Dr. Au Chi-kin,
College Lecturer, Hong
Kong Community College, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Au has been working in the field of local history and heritage education for years. He has a broad knowledge in historical buildings of both Chinese and Western styles. Through the detailed explanation given by Dr. Au, we understand the Chinese historical buildings in Kam Tin and Lung Yeuk Tau better, for instance Yi Tai Study Hall, Tin Hau Kung and Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall, etc . Dr. Au has also made use of the models of mystical animals and brackets to explain the decorations of auspicious motifs and structure of the brackets to us. It is very interesting and we appreciate these a lot.
Kwok-kin, Professor, Department of Chinese
Literature, Chu Hai
Dr. Siu is an expert in local gazettes and Hong Kong history. Apart from normal lectures, he is often invited by the Department of Curriculum Development of the Education and Manpower Bureau and the Antiquities and Monuments Office to escort heritage tours and hold talks related to Hong Kong history. In order to save our travelling time, Dr. Siu had kindly invited us to conduct the interview at his home. We were all touched by his generous offer. During the interview, Dr. Siu introduced the history of the Man clan and the Hau clan to us, and some important buildings of these two major clans. For example, the history and architectural features of Ku Shek Hau Ancestral Hall, Man Lun Fung Ancestral Hall and Tai Fu Tai Mansion. His explanation had broadened our views and was useful in enriching our project. We would like to say ‘thank you’ to Dr. Siu.
| Miss Angela
Siu, Assistant Curator I ( Rural Architecture),
Miss Siu is the Assistant Curator I of the Antiquities and Monuments Office, who is responsible for conserving historical buildings and their restoration. On the day of interview, Miss Siu gave us a detailed explanation on the history, process of restoration and the architectural features of King Law Ka Shuk Ancestral Hall, Tai Po and Hung Shing Temple, Kau Sai Chau. These two buildings have received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards. Besides, Miss Siu told us about the future development of the heritage conservation policy. All the information has greatly enriched our project. We would like to thank Miss Siu for her kind help.
| Miss Pang
Ho-yan, a Form 7 student of Po
Kok Secondary School, indigenous inhabitant of Fanling Wai
Miss Pang is the indigenous inhabitant of Fanling Wai. She escorted us to Sze Tak Study Hall and the Pang Ancestral Hall. She had also explained the history, functions and architectural characteristics of these buildings. All these have helped us understand the future development of the Pang clan in the New Territories. We would like to thank Miss Pang for her help.
| Mr. Cheung,
temple attendant of Hung Shing Temple, Wanchai
Mr. Cheung is the temple attendant of Hung Shing Temple. He told us about the gods that are worshipped in this temple and the reason for worshippers to come to this temple. He has offered us a lot of help.
staff of Kuan Yin Temple, Cheung Chau
We would like to thank Mr. Wong for doing the interview with us. Not only did he give us an introduction to the history of Kuan Yin Temple, but also the origin of the birthday of Tin Hau and also how celebrations take place during that period on Cheung Chau among the residents.
|The help from the
entire school including students, teachers and staff of Po
Kok Secondary School
Thank you for completing the questionnaires for us so as to let us collect data and analyze aspects like understanding of local heritage and attitudes towards heritage conservation.