Bright Lights, Big Ideas
Kowloon Markets and Jordan
The tour begins at Star Ferry pier in Central on Hong Kong Island. Typically, the tour ends in the Jordan area of the Kowloon district.
Adrian was born and bred in Hong Kong. After receiving his MSc in Environmental Technologies from Imperial College London in 2009, he has worked in various capacities from consultancy to government department in Hong Kong, focusing on environmental sustainability and ecological conservation. Adrian enjoys retracing the overlooked history and gems in the intriguing city of Hong Kong. He has been actively involved in historical and cultural heritage conservation projects locally through providing tours for both locals and visitors and has sought out many of the city's hidden corners. As a photographer in his free time, the street-markets and authentic neighborhoods offer records of the traditional character of the city in the midst of rapid urbanization. For the more active explorer, Adrian is familiar with the numerous hiking and heritage trails that the urban jungle of Hong Kong has to offer.
Ian Fong is a scholar dedicated to writing in a way to break the boundaries between the ivory tower and the general public, between art and scholarship, between high and low. Ian received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and worked as a lecturer for various institutes in Hong Kong. He is now working on a research project on walking in city, focusing on the visual and literary representations of Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing. As a native Hongkonger, his existing research project addresses his academic interest in they hybrid nature of Hong Kong along with his love of the city.
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