Hong Kong Housing Society
70th Anniversary

2018 was a special year for the Housing Society, as it marked the 70th anniversary of the organisation. In order to share the joy with our tenants and other stakeholders, we organised a wide range of activities under the theme of “Create Homes · Revive Communities” throughout the year. Highlights of the events included mural paintings in all of our rental estates along with the making of HKHS art map; shopping promotion campaign for our tenants and staff; roving exhibitions across the territory; an international conference on housing and city development; as well as the establishment of the first exhibition centre of Hong Kong Housing Society.
Hong Kong Housing Society 70th Anniversary

Event Highlights

Schedule Event / Publicity Introduction
January – April 2018
HKHS launched the “Art in Estates” Mural Painting Programme in its rental estates in 2018, to share the joy with the residents and the general public in celebration of its 70th anniversary. Miss Prudence Mak, the well-known illustrator, was engaged to design a series of colourful mural paintings based on the characteristics of individual estates and the theme of neighbourhood fraternity. With the participation of the HKHS’s staff and residents in painting the murals, the Programme beautified the open space of the estates, while becoming a happy gathering occasion for the residents and their families.

All the mural artworks were consolidated to create a unique art map of the HKHS’s estates. Members of the public are welcome to visit our estates following the art map to understand more about HKHS’s estates. People may also take photos with these beautiful wall murals and share them on social media, through the mobile app tailored for this Programme.
“Art in Estates” Art Map

4 episodes on 8, 15, 22 and 29 April 2018 (every Sunday 7:30 -8:00pm)
TV Programme
HKHS sponsored a TV Programme “Public Housing Outing” broadcasted on TVB Jade Channel in April 2018 to feature some interesting stories at our rental estates and the development of HKHS over the past 70 years.
17 April 2018
70th Anniversary Cocktail Reception
A cocktail reception in celebration of HKHS 70th Anniversary was held on 17 April 2018, at which Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was the Guest-of-Honour. Other officiating guests included HKHS Chairman, Mr Marco Wu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Prof Tan Tie-niu; Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung; Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan; Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong; HKHS Vice-Chairman, Mr Lincoln Leong; Past Chairmen of HKHS, namely Sir David Akers-Jones, Terence Tai, Ronald Poon, Dr Chung Shui-ming, David C Lee and Yeung Ka-sing, together with Past Executive Director, Victor So, Past Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wong Lai-chun, and current Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Wong Kit-loong.
April 2018
70th Anniversary Commemorative Book
The Commemorative Book for the 70th Anniversary of HKHS gives an account of how HKHS has acted as the housing laboratory of Hong Kong and evolved along with the changes and development of Hong Kong over the past 70 years.
May – August 2018
The Roving Exhibitions featured the work of the Housing Society since 1948 and the housing scenes in Hong Kong over the past decades. Details are as follows:
Date Location
24 May to 31 May 2018
(Closed on Tuesdays)
City Gallery - 3/F Multi-purpose Hall
(3 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong)
26 May 2018 (Sat) 2pm to 3pm
“Anecdotes of Old Hong Kong” - Evolution of Hong Kong Island and Low-cost Housing over the past 70 years
A talk by Mr Cheng Po-hung, Honorary Adviser to the Hong Kong Museum of History
4 July to 10 July 2018 Ground Floor of Phase One, Amoy Plaza
(77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon Bay)
1 August to 7 August 2018 Level 1 Promotion Area, East Point City
(8 Chung Wa Road, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O)
4 August 2018 (Sat) 2pm to 3pm
“Anecdotes of Old Hong Kong” - From Tseung Kwan O to Kowloon East
A talk by Mr Cheng Po-hung, Honorary Adviser to the Hong Kong Museum of History
Remarks: The talks were conducted in Cantonese
June – August 2018
A series of Photo Exhibitions were held at different HKHS’s estates from June to August 2018. Old photos collected from residents were featured at the exhibitions, as a recollection of their happy moments at HKHS’s estates. Details are as follows:
Date Location
29 June to 12 July 2018 Hong Kong Island: Healthy Village, Kwun Lung Lau, Lai Tak Tsuen, Ming Wah Dai Ha
13 July to 26 July 2018 Kowloon: Ka Wai Chuen, Kwun Tong Garden Estate, Lok Man Sun Chuen, Prosperous Garden
27 July to 10 August 2018 New Territories: Bo Shek Mansion, Broadview Garden, Cho Yiu Chuen, Jat Min Chuen, Moon Lok Dai Ha
Remarks: For the information of the estates, please click here.
1 – 31 July 2018
All residential tenants and staff of HKHS were given a set of cash coupons in the sum of HK$70 for use at our commercial tenants who have participated in the campaign.
July 2018
HKHS organised a 70th Anniversary Estate Drawing Competition to encourage members of HS Community and residents to show their creativity through drawings of delightful communities.
2 – 3 November 2018
International Conference
An International Conference with the theme “Building a Smart and Liveable City for an Ageing Community” was held in November 2018 by HKHS, with the participation of experts coming from different regions to share their views on elderly housing, liveable city and sustainable development etc.
December 2018
HKHS Exhibition Centre
HKHS opened its first-ever exhibition centre in December 2018. Apart from displaying useful information and historical exhibits of HKHS, the centre serves as a platform for teaching of liberal studies related to housing development and other learning experiences for the students in Hong Kong.
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