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Stepping into 2020, Hong Kongers’ materially rich life has been turned upside down. To prevent the virus outbreak, everyone is trapped at home. The only activity that gathers people is lining up to buy masks. This scene is a deja vu of what happened 40-50 years ago, when Hong Kong people spent half a day waiting in the streets just for a bucket of water every day during the drought, and every day there were people engaged fighting and robbing for their water supply. Today, the average daily water consumption of Hongkongers reaches 130 litres (global average: 110 litres). It is as if we have forgotten the times when there was no tap water, and we had to struggle with 20 litres of water every day.
Thanks to the donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) was able to launch ‘The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant – Jockey Club Cultural Heritage Community Integration Scheme’ and curate ‘Water Exhibition’ to track where Hong Kong’s water comes from, revisiting the history of river water, well water and running water, in which we can contemplate how Hong Kongers can take hold of this source of life, in the midst of the global battle for resources.
The number of visitors will be restricted to 8 persons. During Tuesdays to Fridays, the public can contact us by phone to arrange for a visit. If the number of people exceeds the quota, visitors have to wait outside.
For Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, there will be two sessions of “Guided Tour & Visit” (HKD 100, 75 mins, in Cantonese only) and three sessions of “Free Entry” (45 mins). All visitors are requested to make an appointment in advance through the registration system. (Please click here)
All visitors are requested to wear masks, undergo a body temperature check and use an alcohol-based handrub before admission. Those with fever or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the exhibition.
More stories about Hong Kong’s water are available at http://cache.org.hk/blog/waterexhibition_online/ in Chinese version.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Jockey Club Cultural Heritage Community Integration Scheme
The Scheme is organised by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Through various community-based activities, the Scheme serves to encourage intergenerational exchanges and embrace social inclusion. It is also committed to enhancing the ambiance of community engagement and participation in cultural heritage conservation and strengthening social cohesion. Launched in 2005, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Community Project Grant provides its partners with funding in three-year cycles to deliver appropriate community services and support the underprivileged.
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