Nearly 40 staff members and their family and friends went on an excursion organized by the Chamber to the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence in Shau Kei Wan on 25 March.
Despite grey skies and the threat of rain, the group enjoyed touring the city’s only military museum and its grounds, which recently opened after a major refurbishment. The exhibition halls are housed in Lyemun Fort, a former stronghold built by the British in 1887, with spectacular views of the Lei Yue Mun Channel. The museum is also popular for its military-themed walking trail, dotted with cannons, anti-aircraft guns and barrack ruins. The informative visit was followed by a trip to the New Territories for lunch at Sha Tau Kok Farm – the largest organic farm in Hong Kong – where staff tried their hand at making caa gwo (steamed tea cakes) before tucking into a delicious “big bowl feast.” The day ended with a walk around the historical buildings of the centuries-old Yuen Long Old Market in Yuen Long District.