Learn More about the History of Local Lighthouses

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A local architectural expert will shed light on the history, heritage value and more of the lighthouses that have been overlooking the Hong Kong shores for more than a century.


In 1875, the government constructed Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse in Shek O, the first of its kind built in Hong Kong, followed by Green Island Lighthouse Compound, and Cape Collinson Lighthouse in Siu Sai Wan a year later. To cater to the heavy marine traffic, numerous other lighthouses were built until 1912.

In this talk, Real Estate and Construction expert Poon Sun Wah will share his research findings in recent years on the origins, construction and conservation of Hong Kong’s lighthouses. He will also shed light on their heritage value and future roles, as well as the life of lighthouse keepers.

Please note that this event will be conducted in Cantonese. RSVP is required.


When: 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019 Where: Multi-purpose Activity Room, Western Magistracy – 2A Pok Fu Lam Road – Sai Ying Pun