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Field Trip" Sunset Survivors Walking Tour and Lunch

Lindsay Varty
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019
10.45am to 2.15pm
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The RGS is pleased to welcome Lindsay Varty, author of the best selling book, Sunset Survivors, lead a walking tour through the streets and alleys of Hong Kong. Embark on a curious journey of discovery, nostalgia and encounter tradesmen and women at work in some of the oldest and most traditional industries in the city. From pawn brokers to paper effigy makers, meet the people who make up a vital ingredient of Hong Kong’s cultural identity and hear their story.

The tour takes place in Yau Ma Tai and offers the opportunity to explore one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kowloon.  It is home to craftsmen, market workers and gangsters alike.  Members visit a traditional pawn shop, meet an octogenarian letter writer sat with his 50 year old typewriter and see stacks upon stacks of hand-hammered copper pots and wooden hammers.  

Members leave with new insights into Hong Kong’s culture and history. 

A local lunch is then going to be served with tea.

Local author Lindsay Varty is half-British, half-Macanese and was raised in Hong Kong and has a long interest in its history.  She studied at the University of Nottingham in the UK and has been a freelance journalist for nearly 10 years.  She is also a professional rugby player for the Borelli Walsh USRC Tigers and a Rugby 7s player for the Hong Kong Sports Institute.  Her book has been featured on CNN, The Guardian, SCMP and more. 

10:45 – Meet at Yau Ma Tei MTR station 

11:00 – Walking tour begins 

13:00 – Lunch 

14:15 – End of programme 


HK$520 for Members and HK$620 for Members' guests (including lunch)

Members may bring guests on this trip, subject to availability.  

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