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#ddStory - 3 hours Discover the Stories Behind Local Design & Craft

3 hours
#ddWalker highlights the intangible design and craftmanship in this neighbourhood. In this tour, you get to hear first-hand from Oi Kwan Barber’s second-generation owner his craftsmanship and journey of keeping the legacy. And of course, nothing beats pit stops with traditional pastries and drinks.
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#ddStory - 3 hours Discover the Stories Behind Local Design & Craft

1

Fleming Road Garden

Address 108 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai
Category #ddStory

Located right next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and Central Plaza, Fleming Road Garden is an oasis in the busy commercial district of Wan Chai North. #ddHK has revitalised this open space by installing two sets of public furniture, #ddExperience and #ddGathering. Besides by using eyes to see, through transforming the setting, public can appreciate design by sitting, playing, walking or using other creative ways that you can imagine!

2

Kong Wan Fire Station

Address 14 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Category #ddStory

Five local typography designers designed 5 sets of “fire station” in bilingual fonts on the red folding gates to represent Hong Kong’s unique characteristic where “East meets West” and to pay tribute to the firemen of Hong Kong.

3

Yeung Chun Lui Herbal Tea

Address 29 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai
Category #ddStory

Herbal tea ("leung cha", or "cooling tea") is a decoction of Chinese medicinal herbs made according to traditional Chinese medicine theories. It was inscribed onto the first national list of ICH in 2006. Yeung Chun Lui is one of the longest-standing traditional Chinese herbal tea shops in Hong Kong which has operated for over a century.

4

Oi Kwan Barber

Address G/F, 11 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Category #ddStory

The original store of Oi Kwan Barber opened in Spring Garden Lane in 1962 and stood for more than 50 years. A few years ago, its second-generation owner opened another store in 7 Malloy Street, with the hopes of passing down the tradition of Cantonese Haircut to future generations.

5

7 Mallory Street

Address 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Category #ddStory

7 Malloy Street is comprised of a cluster of 10 pre-war Grade II historic buildings. After refurbishment, it is now a venue for exhibitions and arts and cultural events.

6

Lee Tung Street

Address 200 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
Category #ddStory

Lee Tung Street was home to a number of printing shops, and is best-known for printing wedding cards, hence was nicknamed by the locals as “Wedding Cards Street”. The street is now redeveloped into a residential area comprised of a shopping street.

#ddStory - 3 hours Discover the Stories Behind Local Design & Craft