Local visit - Visit to Pokfulam Village

  • Pokfulam Hong Kong

Pokfulam Village, also known as Tai Koo Lau (“太古樓"), lies on the hillside of the Pokfulam Road in the western part of the Hong Kong Island.   Its neighbourhood includes the Pokfulam Gardens, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, University Hall of HKU as well as the Bethany on the other side of the Pokfulam Road.  The narrow alleys which meander through the village bring back memory of the staff hostel, primary school, chapel and especially workers who were employed by the Dairy Farm to look after the cows; in providing milk to the population in the old days of Hong Kong.  Its close relationship with the French Society of Foreign Missions (MEP) in the Nazareth Seminary led to the conversion of many villagers to become Catholics. 

A research project, sponsored by the Lord Wilson Trust Heritage Fund, was carried out in February 2012 by Fr Louis Ha (夏其龍神父), Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies, Department of Cultural & Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong; (http://www.taikoolau.com).

Pokfulam Village was included in the 2014 World Monuments Watch.  The Fire Dragon Dance which takes place over the Mid-Autumn Festival period has attracted many visitors to the village every year.

The Speaker

Louis Ha, a priest of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, is the diocesan archivist. He is also serving as the director of the Centre for Catholic Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Programme Co-ordinator:  Ms. Anna Kwong
Admission: RAS Members $100; Non-Members / Guests $150
Booking: please email <asykwong@akaa.hk> in advance to reserve your place and pay on the spot