ASHK Members’ Guided Tour: Yim Tin Tsai – An abandoned Hakka village to an open museum of arts and heritageVIEW EVENT DETAILS
9:45am Gather at Sai Kung Kaito Ferry Pier (Opposite Hung Kee Seafood Restaurant)
10:00am Kaito Ferry to Yim Tin Tsai
10:30am Guided tour of Hakka Village, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Village Office, Saltpans and outdoor arts
12:45pm Taste of tofu pudding and Chinese tea cakes
1:30pm Kaito Ferry to Sai Kung
A 15-minute boat ride from Sai Kung, you will reach Yim Tin Tsai (YTT) which was a Hakka village in Hong Kong in the 1740s. YTT signifies the peaceful weaving of Roman Catholicism and Hakka culture together. The conservation of St. Joseph’s Chapel and the revitalisation of the saltpans have won the Award of Merit and Award of Distinction presented by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2005 and 2015 respectively. The island hosted its inaugural Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival in December 2019. Since then, it becomes an open museum blending outstanding outdoor arts by local artists, religion, hakka culture, heritage and ecology attractions on one spot.
Join us to experience the revitalized vibe and taste the traditional Hakka tofu pudding and tea cakes before you are back to city life!
Other points to note:
- Participants traveling kaito ferries on different schedules may have to bear individual kaito ferry fares.
- For safety reasons, those with impaired mobility, aided by others or walking sticks or wheelchair-bound, or children in prams or carried in arms are not allowed to participate in the visits.
- Participants should wear clothing that are suitable for hiking and bring adequate drinking water, mosquito repellent, sunblock and rain gears.
- If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above, or Red/Black Rainstorm Warning is in force, kaito ferry service will be suspended.
- Kaito ferry service may be suspended due to foggy weather or other emergencies.
Meeting Point: Sai Kung Kaito Ferry Pier, Sai Kung Hoi Pong Square (Yim Tin Tsai Reception Counter opposite Hung Kee Seafood Restaurant)