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The transformation of Hong Kong over the past century

We discuss the evolution of Hong Kong's Central and Western District from the opening of the 19th century to the 1980s, to community development and urban planning considerations.

Central and Western District

Fri 28 Sep 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
RICS office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2 hours CPD


After more than a hundred years of urban development under the British rule, Hong Kong has turned from a small and inaccessible village into a modern metropolis. During the past two centuries, Hong Kong has been reclaiming land, building infrastructure and buildings. Dividing the development of different domains, some of the developments are with its actual needs and there are also governance considerations.

In this seminar, the speaker will show us Hong Kong's Central and Western District evolution through more than 50 precious old photos of Hong Kong.

Meet the speaker

Mr Cheng Po Hung, Manager, Commonwealth Stamp & Coin Co

Mr Cheng Po Hung is a well-known collector of Hong Kong historical materials, specialising in postcards, photographs, banknotes, stamps, and documents. Cheng experts at the history and culture during Colonial Hong Kong, the Japanese occupation, as well as local history. He is often invited to give talks and lectures on Hong Kong's history for various institutions and organisations.

At present, he is an honorary adviser of the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong. He is also the Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Hong Kong Numismatic Society, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Stamp & Coin Dealers Association and Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Collectors’ Society. Mr Cheng has published more than 30 publications including 'Hong Kong Through Postcards, 1940's-1970's (1997)' and 'Hong Kong Urban Development (2018)'.


  • RICS professionals HK$380
  • No-RICS professionals HK$420
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