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Sound Recording on Oral History
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Sound Recording on Oral History

In order to let the public know more about the development history of Tseung Kwan O, we have conducted a series of wonderful interviews. More interviews will be displayed in the "TKO Heritage Post" for public visit.

Excerpts of Interviews Recording
Mr. WONG Kwok-yee
Mr. WONG Kwok-yee
  • Attended schools in Tiu Keng Leng
  • A former officer of the Service Centre for Rennie's Mill Refugee of the Hong Kong Rennie's Mill Refugee Camp Relief Committee
The role of officer of the Rennie's Mill Refugee Camp Relief Committee between the government and the community

Mr. WONG was born in Macau. He moved to Zhongshan and subsequently settled in Hong Kong with his family. They lived on the Hong Kong Island. Being poor, Mr. WONG was arranged by his father to live in the home of a friend in Tiu Keng Leng where he could go to school for free. He received education in two secondary schools in Tiu Keng Leng. After graduation from the university, he taught in a secondary school in Tiu Keng Leng. Afterwards, he worked in the Rennie's Mill Refugee Camp Relief Committee for about twenty years until his retirement to help the residents to solve their problems and settle their disputes, as well as serving as a bridge between Government officials and the residents. For most of his life, Mr. WONG was closely associated with Tiu Keng Leng…

Interviewer-
Professor LAU Chi-pang of Lingnan University
Sound Recording and more details in Chinese version only
Ms. Mary WONG Yan-yirk
Ms. Mary WONG Yan-yirk
  • The 2nd Nursing Officer of the former Haven of Hope Tuberculosis Sanatorium
The unforgettable working experience in the Haven of Hope Tuberculosis Sanatorium

During the days when tuberculosis was widely spread, Ms. WONG, a freshly graduated nurse who felt sympathetic to the patients with tuberculosis, took up the post of registered nurse in the newly established Haven of Hope Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Tiu Keng Leng to manage the wards despite the opposition of her family. Ms. WONG has been working in the Haven of Hope Tuberculosis Sanatorium for more than 30 years. At that time, the Sanatorium mainly provided treatment for patients with tuberculosis. Some of them suffered from severe lung infection and vomited blood frequently. Ms. WONG had taken care of patients with severe lung disease…

Interviewer-
Participants of the Day Camp on Compilation of Oral History - students of Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)
Sound Recording and more details in Chinese version only
Mr. SING Hon-keung
Mr. SING Hon-keung
  • The indigenous inhabitant representative of Mang Kung Uk Village in Hang Hau
  • Chairman of the the Hang Hau Rural Committee
  • Vice Chairman of the Sai Kung District Council
Hang Hau Hakka unicorn dance

Unicorn dance, a Hakka custom, is not so frequently performed in large-scale activities when compared with Lion dance, making the public less familiar with it. “The Hakka Unicorn Dance in Hang Hau in Sai Kung” was inscribed onto the national list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014. Most of the 18 villages in Hang Hau are Hakka villages where the culture of unicorn dance is still preserved. There will invariably be a unicorn dance on all celebratory occasions, including the Chinese New Year and weddings, etc…

Interviewer-
Participants of the Day Camp on Compilation of Oral History - students of the Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School
Sound Recording and more details in Chinese version only
Professor Samuel YU Chung-toi
Professor Samuel YU Chung-toi
  • An Indigenous resident of Tiu Keng Leng
  • Associate Director of the Health, Safety and Environment Office of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tiu Keng Leng Cottage Area

Professor YU was born in Tiu Keng Leng. As an indigenous resident, Professor YU recalled that there were already water and electricity supplies in Tiu Keng Leng in the early 1960s. At that time, the houses were built with bricks and stones. The land rights did not belong to the residents, and the area of each house was recorded by the Government to prevent the residents from extending the houses or building new houses without permission. However, at the very beginning, Tiu Keng Leng was only a wild area where the residents could build houses anywhere they like…

Interviewer-
Participants of the Day Camp on Compilation of Oral History - students of King Ling College
Sound Recording and more details in Chinese version only
Mr. IP Tin-pin
Mr. IP Tin-pin
  • Attended school in Tiu Keng Leng
  • A retired teacher of the HK & Macau Lutheran Church Queen Maud Secondary School
The schooling and after-school activity in Tiu Keng Leng

After the civil war between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party, the political situation in China was still unstable. Mr. IP (please confirm) had to stop schooling due to the war. He and his father fled to Hong Kong in 1951 and lived in the squatter area in Castle Peak Road. As free education was available in Tiu Keng Leng at that time, many poorer students were attracted to receive education there…

Interviewer-
Participants of the Workshop on Oral History Training
Sound Recording and more details in Chinese version only
Ms. SIT Kam-fun
Ms. SIT Kam-fun
  • The indigenous inhabitant representative of Tin Ha Wan Village in Hang Hau
Life in Tin Ha Wan in the old days

The beautiful Tin Ha Wan was opposite Fat Tong Chau. The Tin Ha Wan Village consisted of Ha Lau Wan, Sheung Lau Wan and Tin Wan Tsai. The majority of boat people resided in Tin Wan Tsai and made a living from fishing; while the residents in Ha Lau Wan and Sheung Lau Wan lived by rearing poultry. The ancestors of Ms. SIT had resided in Hong Kong since more than 200 years ago, long before the founding of Hong Kong…

Interviewer-
Participants of the Workshop on Oral History Training
Sound Recording and more details in Chinese version only
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Last updated on: 2020-04-27