Following one of the most tumultuous fortnights in British political history, Britain’s Brexit future may not yet be clear. While there are several possible outcomes, the only thing for sure is that Britain’s political geography and unwritten constitution are never going to be the same again.
Mark O’Neill tells the remarkable story of the considerable contribution of Indians, Pakistanis and others from the Sub-continent to the building of Hong Kong. The narrative runs from the first day it became a British colony to the present, when these immigrants have worked as soldiers, policemen, prison guards, jewelry merchants and international traders. The talk is richly illustrated with photographs of the different communities and their shops, businesses and cuisine.
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.