Lost but Found: Origin of Fragrant Harbour
There were many stories about why Hong Kong (literally “Fragrant Habour”) is so named. One of which was about a stream with fragrant water. Although there is no conclusion on the authenticity of these tales, the origin of the fragrant stream can still be found. It lies on an old village at Pok Fu Lam, which connects to many "Hong Kong firsts" -- the first reservoir, the first bible in South East Asia, the first university, the first horse racing, the first bauhinia found, the first dairy farm, etc. However, its existence is threatened by urban development. In exploration of the benevolent atmosphere of the old village, the heritage walk exhibits the unique history of Hong Kong Island which has almost been forgotten.
The tour starts at the Hong Kong “must-go must-see” –the Peak. However, we will take a almost-forgotten heritage walk there instead of spending time at the crowded Peak Tower. Then we turn to Lugard Road at the Peak, the most scenic promenade at 400m above, built a century ago, with bountiful flora of species and historic monuments en route. A Peak Tram ride is promised. After a downslope hiking at Pokfulam Reservoir, meal will be served at the Pok Fu Lam village. (For safety concern, slight alternation on route will be made under unstable weather)
Compliments: A small gift from Ho Ho Go, transportation, meal, bottled water
Duration: Around 4 hours
Level of difficulty*:
Max no. of participants: 15
*Please refer to the level of difficulty in Clause 6 of Terms and Conditions