Upcoming Events

Jul
2020

Ships of the Silk Road: The Bactrian Camel in Chinese Jade (POSTPONED)

Angus Forsyth
Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020
Please note that no blue denim, T-shirts or sportswear are permitted at the HK Club. For details, please go to www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html
For hundreds of years, the Bactrian camel ploughed a lonely furrow across the vast wilderness of Asia. This bizarre-looking, temperamental yet hardy creature here came into its own as the core goods vehicle, resolutely and reliably transporting to China - over huge and unforgiving distances - fine things from the West while taking treasures out of the Middle Kingdom in return. It took all manner of goods linking China in the East with Rome in the West via Persia for perhaps 1,000 years.
18
Jul
2020

Boat Field Trip to Sharp Island and the UNESCO Geopark: HK's Stunning Volcanic Islands

Professor Jed Kaplan
Saturday, 18 Jul 2020
9.15 am to 6. 30 pm
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We are delighted to welcome Professor Jed Kaplan to lead a fascinating field trip to the largest island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park located in Sai Kung. Sharp Island is well known for its volcanic legacy, an ideal spot to visit the island’s collapsed volcano and the affectionally named ‘Pineapple Bun’ rocks, which are ancient boulders filled with cracks.