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Siu Ying Story Room opens


Siu Ying Story Room

The Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) Siu Ying Story Room opens to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 27 February 2021.

Siu Ying Story Room is the fruition of joint efforts made by the seven Hing Chun Alliance villages of Sha Tau Kok (Lai Chi Wo, So Lo Pun, Sam A, Mui Tsz Lam, Kop Tong, Ngau Shi Wu and Siu Tan) and the Hong Kong Geopark. The story room occupies the space used by the expansion building of the former Siu Ying School at Lai Chi Wo. Established in the 1920's, the school provided primary education to children from the seven villages for several decades. It is an important piece of collective memory.

The content of the exhibition mainly comes from oral history interviews with the villagers and the historical materials they generously donated. Arranged in four themes ― History of Hing Chun Yeuk and the Seven Villages; Siu Ying School; Tai Ping Ching Chiu; Farming and Trade ― the exhibition presents the heritage and different lifestyles of the region. It is a wonderful reproduction of rural communities in bygone days.

For more information on the Siu Ying Story Room, please visit:
https://www.geopark.gov.hk/en_s2f8.htm

26 February, 2021


The 7th "Recommended Geopark Guide" (R2G) assessment successfully completed


The 7th

The 7th "Recommended Geopark Guide" assessment was successfully completed on January 28 2021. Assessment work was conducted by a panel comprising representatives of "Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department", "Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong", and "Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong". At the end, 7 candidates passed the assessment and became "Provisional Recommended Geopark Guides".

"Provisional Recommended Geopark Guides" need to pass a six-month probation period before they can be confirmed as an official "Recommended Geopark Guide" (R2G). To maintain their status, R2Gs are required to pass a biennial reassessment.

It is hoped that the new batch of "Provisional Recommended Geopark Guides" can continue the excellent tradition of R2Gs – become role models of other tour guides, dedicated to promoting conservation of the natural environment, cultural heritage and the global geoparks concept, share and convey earth science knowledge and appreciate the cultural heritage of the geopark communities, provide tourists with high-quality guided tours, and support the conservation, education and sustainable development of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.

18 February, 2021


Visitor Centres to Reopen


Visitor Centres Reopen

The following Geopark Visitor Centres will reopen from 18 February 2021. To help ensure public safety, the special arrangements and precautionary measures will be implemented.

1. Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre
2. Sai Kung Volcano Discovery Centre
3. Kat O Story Room
4. Ap Chau Story Room
5. Kau Sai Village Story Room

Due to maintenance work, the Tai Po Geoheritage Center and Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Center are still temporarily closed until further notice. All school and public programmes will remain cancelled until further notice.

16 February, 2021


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