Event Detail

11
Jul
2020

Field Trip: Walking tour of Aberdeen including Seafood Lunch

Saturday, 11 Jul 2020
9.45 am to 2.15 pm
To reserve places, please email the RGS - HK on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You'll then receive booking instructions and a booking form. Detailed joining instruction will follow shortly before the event.
Once a thriving fishing village, Aberdeen is now a busy district on the southern side of Hong Kong island. "Hong Kong" was its original name in the early 19th century when the first overseas explorers who landed near Aberdeen Village mistook the name of the village "Hong Kong" for the whole island.

This walking tour takes us through the historical sites, famed for its once floating village, Jumbo restaurant and its Tanka people.  The first stop is the Hung Shing Temple built in 1773 to protect fishermen and maritime traders.  Then a short ferry ride across the waters from Ap Lei Chau to Aberdeen and a visit to the Warehouse, built in 1891 as a red brick police station and now a listed building.  

From here we’ll see the Chinese Cemetery dating back to the early 1900s and then a venture inside the bustling wholesale fish market.  This isn’t open to the general public and is an ideal place to capture photographs of the day’s catch and the life of the fishermen.

Following the tour is a unique opportunity to enjoy the freshest seafood with lunch in a restaurant located within the private fish market itself. 

Our tour is organised with The Warehouse Teenage Club, a charity helping teenagers develop their talents and contribute to society by means of arts & culture and making heritage conservation.

Timings:

Meet at Aberdeen 9:45 am 

Guided Tour 10:00 – 12:30pm

Seafood Lunch   12:45 pm

End 2:15 pm (approx.) 

Cost:

HK$680 for Members and $780 for Members' guests, including the seafood lunch

Members may bring guests on this trip, subject to availability

This event is going to be held in compliance with the social distancing rules of the Government then prevailing.

To reserve places please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state how many places you would like to reserve.  You'll then receive from the booking instructions and a booking form. Detailed joining instructions will follow prior to the event.

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