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.
Originally from Macau, Adelina has lived and studied architecture in different parts of the world before settling in Hong Kong to pursue a career in architectural conservation in practice and research. She received her BA in Architecture from the University of Berkeley and has recently completely her MA at the University of Hong Kong. This architectural perspective allows her to add an additional layer to the Hong Kong that she describes during her walking tours. She takes pride and pleasure in discovering off beat areas and perceiving the city through both her lens and that of her clients. She is also a self-proclaimed milk tea and egg tarts connoisseur who is fascinated by the mystical charm of everyday Hong Kong.
Ed has lived in Hong Kong for more than 25 years. He witnessed the tail-end of the colonial era, the Handover to China in 1997, and the ups and downs of subsequent years, and currently works in publishing. He remains fascinated by Hong Kong, which he rates as “one of the world’s acupuncture points” and never takes a ferry, tram (streetcar) or a walk around town without seeing something to give him pause for thought.
After 30 years of teaching English at secondary schools in Hong Kong, Leo earned his Master’s Degree in Anthropology. With his passion for history and anthropology, he enjoys reading about heritage conservation and Chinese literature. He is actively engaged in docent work in various museums and academies in Hong Kong and loves sharing his knowledge and meeting people of all ages and backgrounds through the educational tours. In his free time, Leo enjoys playing the flute and occasionally performs for at nursing homes and local community centers.
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