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Transformation of Hong Kong in the past century – Eastern District

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT)

Transformation of Hong Kong in the past century –...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
RICS Professionals Apr 11, 2019 HK$350.00 HK$0.00
APC Candidates Apr 11, 2019 HK$350.00 HK$0.00
Non members Apr 11, 2019 HK$400.00 HK$0.00

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Event Details

Date:  Thursday 11 April 2019
Time:  19:00 - 21:00 (6:30pm registration)
Venue:  Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese (supplemented with English)
Capacity:  80

CPD Hour: 2 hours


Seminar overview:

Urban development in the past century has turned Hong Kong from a small and isolated fishing village in the remote southern China into a modern metropolis. During the course of the development, Hong Kong has reclaimed land, and created infrastructure and building assets to meet the needs of people and its own evolution.

Now the area of Fortress Hill to Siu Sai Wan, the Eastern District was originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards on the northern eastern part of Hong Kong Island. It made up most of the Hong Kong Island's north shore, and was served by tramways running from its east to the west. Though the district has undergone tremendous urbanisation, we can still identify traces of characters and features unique to an individual community that once existed along the coastline of the Island.

In this seminar, the speaker will guide delegates through the century-long evolution of Hong Kong's Eastern District with pictures taken in the old times. In addition to recalling collective memory, these carefully selected photos will reveal the transformation of urban landscape and community with time, allowing us to understand the history and stories behind city development. The speaker will explain how infrastructural development transforms a district, from a tiny neighbourhood that made up of a King's Road served by tramway, into the second highest populated district in Hong Kong now.


Mr Cheng Po Hung
Manager, Commonwealth Stamp & Coin Co.


Mr Cheng Po Hung is a well-known collector of Hong Kong historical materials, specializing in postcards, photographs, banknotes, stamps, and documents. Cheng experts at the history and culture during Colonial Hong Kong, the Japanese occupation, as well as local history. He is often invited to give talks and lectures on Hong Kong's history for various institutions and organisations.

At present he is an honorary adviser of the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong. He is also the Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Hong Kong Numismatic Society, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Stamp & Coin Dealers Association and Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Collectors’ Society. Mr Cheng has published more than 30 publications including the "Hong Kong Through Postcards, 1940's-1970's (1997)" and "Hong Kong Urban Development (2018)".


RICS Professionals: HK$350.00

APC Candidates: HK$350.00

Non-member: HK$400.00



Peter Au, Business Development Manager

Tel: 2116 9719



  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the seminar at its discretion.
  • No refund or cancellation will be accepted, but a substitute delegate is normally permitted. Please inform the organiser of your substitute delegate at least 5 days before the seminar.
  • If a typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force at least 3 hours before the programme is scheduled to begin, the seminar will be postponed until further notice. Otherwise, it will continue as scheduled.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.
  • Upon completion of this event, a CPD certificate will be granted. A payment receipt along with the CPD certificate will be sent to you by email with 10 business days after the seminar.
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RICS Hong Kong Office
Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT)

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