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Asia Society Hong Kong Centre - Tour of Premises and Exhibition

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong (map)

Event Details
Date: 7 December 2013 (Saturday)
Time:     2:30pm – 3:15pm    Site tour
              3:15pm – 4:00pm    Exhibition tour
              4:00pm – 4:30pm    Talk by Mr. K. K. LING
              (approximate 2 hours)
Venue:   The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine
              9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese
CPD Hours: 2 hours
Registration deadline: 29 November 2013 (Friday)
*Activity is free of charge
For registration, please send a reply email to HKIP ( stating your Full Name, Membership no. (if applicable), Contact Number and Email, or, by returning the reply slip below to HKIP office (Fax: (852) 2915 7616). The event is on first come first serve basis.
About the Site
The location and the cluster of buildings forming the existing Asia Society is the site of the Former Explosive Magazine Site that was part of the Victoria Cantonment.  Built between 1853-1924, the Old Laboratory, Magazine A and Magazine B at the upper platform of the site were used for supplying ammunition for the barracks.  The magazine compound was designated as “Grade I Historic Buildings/Structure” by the Antiquities and Monuments Office in 1998.  Two earth mounds can be found between these buildings presumably for containing the impact of accidental explosions and a simple railroad track for transporting raw material and final products is seen around the buildings on the upper platform.  The building located in the lower platform is an additional block constructed later than the buildings on the upper platform, and not a listed building.
In November 2005, The Town Planning Board has approved with conditions an application for planning permission for an adaptive reuse of the site to a place of recreation, sports or culture use, forming the existing Asia Society.
About the Asia Society Hong Kong:
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by Sir Q.W. Lee, then chairman of Hang Seng Bank. It is the first overseas center of the 11 centers of Asia Society – Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Sydney, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, DC.  Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in New York as a not-for-profit, non-government educational organization.
As a leading platform for the discussion of Pan-Asian subjects and the impact of global concerns on Asia, ASHK offers a wide range of educational programmes. In 2011, ASHK hosted close to 100 programs, a majority of such for the public; including lectures, exhibitions, performances, film screenings, tours, seminars and conferences.
Education and Training Committee