People of Shek Kip Mei

Berwick Street, Hong Kong
Berwick Street, Shek Kip Mei

I have heard about the Hong Kong Jockey Club funded Creative Art Centre (JCCAC) in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. It was a former industrial building and later converted into a bright, clean and lively structure. A dedicated building entirely for local artists (painters, stage performers, photographers, musicians,…),with rented apartment like studios. It opened doors not just to fine arts, also the raised awareness of all the possible conversion of abandoned industrial buildings in Hong Kong. Being an outsider of fine arts, I’m glad to see the Jockey Club had participated in such meaningful development. So where do our government stands in these kind of healthy art & cultural settlement? I do not see a concrete long term plan that has been adopted yet…

While I consider myself as an solo candid/street photography activist, I’ll continue to do what I do and bring the world more views of the colorful city I live in thru my blog and various sharing platforms. This would not change no matter how messy our government policies and plans have become🙂

Chocolate bar

Old lady picking up bags
Old lady picking up bags
Creepy man eating
Creepy man eating
Family chatting
Family chatting
Creepy man
Creepy man
Family crossing street
Family crossing street
Old man with knit hat
Old man with knit hat
sewing with a classic Singer
sewing with a classic Singer
Pushing too fast
Pushing too fast
Behind the scene
Behind the scene
Hong Kong style open air cafe
Hong Kong style open air cafe
Chess game with kid
Chess game with kid

Shek Kip Mei has a long history of being a public estate district. At first, it seemed like there’s not much attraction there to see. The further and longer i walked. I found more of the local socializations happening, such as open air cafes on the street. You can easily walk to the junction of Prince Edward and Sham Shui Po.

Make sure drop by Cafe Golden for a coffee and a bite at the JCCAC. The price is reasonably acceptable!

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