Design District transforms neighbourhoods into creative playgrounds
Design District Hong Kong is a 3-year creative tourism project. The 2019-20 season, themed “Pop! Get Inspired at Every Turn”, sees a new series of creative place making projects.
In #ddSpecial –Hop-on Hop-off”, over 30 beloved characters from Hong Kong comics embellish some Hong Kong trams, while two tram stops in Wan Chai are also decorated with popular cartoon characters.
A British artist brings some British pop culture in the form of the whimsical Walala Playspace at Victoria Park. Hearty Rendezvous enlivens the garden of this play space with an interactive AR experience, showing a connection between Hong Kong and British pop culture. 「設計香港地」是一個促進區域深度旅遊發展的三年創意項目，2019至20年度以「Pop﹗靈感在轉角」為題，展現一系列原創設計項目。
Hong Kong Trams Culture Preservation Society is established in 2017 as an NGO integrating comprehensive tram history. We have participated below events: • January 2017 - Sharing tram stories on RTHK radio broadcasting programme on HK trams
• February 2017 – co-exhibitor of “Ding Ding to Kowloon” at Jao Tsung-I Academy • March 2017 – organised art tram tour on “Twenty-Five Minutes Older” event
• April 2017 - Co-organiser of tram tour on 128 for Japanese visitors • June 2017 - Organised public petition opposing the tram cancellation proposal to Town Planning Board
• September 2017 - Tram stories sharing at Caritas community events
• November 2017 - Depot visit for the public
• September 2018 - joined iDiscover Ding Ding Photo Competition
• October 2019 - Flash tour celebrating 70th anniversary of tram 120
We hope to organise exhibitions/tours/workshops collaborating with colleges/groups. Feel free to inbox us.
With an "Old in Age, Young at Heart" soul, Ding Ding strives to spark the Chinese New Year with the spice of fun! Together with @dustykid_hk , our friend with a bright smile, the duo devotes in fulfilling missions of bringing joy to all the households in the city!
Mission #1 🧧
Ding Ding will join hands with Dustykid to deliver special Fai Chun sets (CNY banners) to the neighbourhood!
🧨 Date: Jan 23 (Thursday)
🧨 Time: 10 am - 2 pm
🧨 Venue: Shau Kei Wan Terminus, Western Market Terminus
🍊 童心未泯 迎春接幸福 🐭
🧨 1 月 23 日（星期四）年廿九
🧨 早上 10 時至下午 2 時
*「叮叮x 小塵揮春」限量 2,000 張，先到先得，派完即止。揮春為非賣品，嚴禁轉售。如有任何爭議，香港電車擁有最終決定權。
*2,000pcs of banners will be distributed at both termini on a first-come, first-served basis. Banners are not for sale or resale. In case of any dispute, HK Tramways reserves the right of final decision and interpretation.
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When inside an empty tram (upstairs), where would you sit? I could not decide so I just ask my hubby to take multiple photos instead.
If you notice, the tram interior is very clean. In Hong Kong, there is strictly no food and drink (excpet water) allowed inside any public transportation. Most of the locals are very respectful and never leave any litter on the tram. You rarely see any litter linger around MTR, public buses or trams. 'Clean up after yourself' in public area is a cultural habit in many Asia countries. :::::::::::::::::::::
What is your habit with rubbish or finished paper food wrap in public area? :::::::::::::::::::::
On my last story I asked if you have been to Hong Kong, and majority replied that they haven't. For those who haven't been I would like to give a brief on what I think of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is super vibrant city in all of Asia and a hub for business as well as entertainment. It's got a stunning skyline with some dazzling buildings. The historic trams that take you through the city are an absolute delight. The city has world class bars offering the best cocktails and cuisines from world over to please your pallette. Cantonese, Sichuan, or French - the city knows food! You will never be short of activities as there's much to explore. You can use the various hiking trails around the city, go to Disneyland or just spend your day shopping. There are over 200 small islands outlying the main Hong Kong island to discover.
It's unfortunate what is happening currently in Hong Kong. Yet it remains to be one of the safest cities in the world. When I was there, I didn't even notice any unrest and the city is still in high spirits. Actually on the flip side now is a good time to visit as the tickets and hotels are much more affordable than before. Just need to be careful and aware of when the protests are happening and you should be good.