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YPG Heritage and Gallery Tour to Asia Society Hong Kong Center (the Heritage Site of Explosives Magazine)

  • Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

It has always been the Government's goal to protect, conserve and revitalise Hong Kong’s historical and heritage sites and buildings as appropriate for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. On 16 April, the Young Planners Group (YPG) is going to host a guided heritage and gallery tour to Former Explosives Magazine (the heritage site) and the gallery of Asia Society Hong Kong Centre (the Centre) to enhance member's understanding on to how the former British military structure was preserved and revitalised. Participants will also grasp a deeper understanding in how the Heritage Conservation Policy is closely connected with planning of a city.

The heritage site is a complex of former military structures consisting two former explosives magazines and one laboratory building. The former military structures were built by the British Army in the mid-19th century and formed parts of the Victoria Barrack in Admiralty. The heritage site was graded as a Grade I Historic Building in 2010 and was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in 2012. It is now serving as an important tangible link to the history Hong Kong. The Centre also hosts exhibitions related to Hong Kong’s historical and current colonial complexity. We will take a look at Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power which is presented by Shahzia Sikander. We welcome all HKIP members to join this fruitful Heritage and Gallery Tour with us!


Details of visit is as follows:

Date: 16 April 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30am - 12:00nn
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong (Please refer to the attached map)

Format: Guided tour in Cantonese

Fee: Free of Charge

Bad Weather Arrangement: The visit will be cancelled if typhoon signal no. 8 or above / Black rainstorm warning is hosted 2 hours prior to the commencement of the visit.

Meeting Place: The Entrance of Asia Society Hong Kong Center



Enrolments are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at by 21 March 2016 (Monday). Should you have any enquiry on the visit, please feel free to contact Jeffrey Wong or Vidyan Ng at 2915 6212, or email to

We look forward to seeing you!


Yours faithfully,

Young Planners Group

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners


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