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   Goodbye, To Kwa Wan

Chow, Hong Yung
Department of Journalism

17 Min
240 View


This video explains how To Kwa Wan got its name. In the sixties, the developing area of To Kwa Wan became an industrial hub with a rising number of small factories. Mrs. Chow ran a small shop selling many different products, which changed according to the times. Local tour guide Ng Lik Bo describes what Wan Fat Street looked like in the past. In 2010, the collapse of a building on Ma Tau Wai Road resulted in a number of fatal injuries. After the incident, safety concerns were raised by the government, and after inspections of some 700 buildings, revealed that many had structural problems. However, reconstruction plans proved to be difficult, such as the passing of the landlord. Merchants and residents were critical of the plans made by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA). They gathered in an assembly to voice their opinions to the URA. Motorcycle shop owner Mr. Wu pointed out that one of the reasons was that there are many small-scale auto repair workshops in the area… He also stated that after the factories are forced to move out, it will be hard for shop owners to afford the expensive rent in other areas… Mr. Chow is a resident of a rooftop house, and stated that his situation caused distress. In 2017, the URA issued acquisition proposals to the property owners of the three redevelopment projects in To Kwa Wan, proposing a record-high purchase price. Mrs. Chow, Mr. Wu and Ng Lik Bo all expressed their views about the reconstruction of the old district of To Kwa Wan...


Chow, Hong Yung. (2019). Goodbye, To Kwa Wan. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:

Chow, Hong Yung. "Goodbye, To Kwa Wan". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2019. Web. 28 Jan. 2020.

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