13 Sep #dingding115yrs Exhibition: Discover Hong Kong’s Hidden Stories Via Tram
Hong Kong’s trams — or ‘ding dings’, as locals lovingly call them — have rattled their way through the cityscape since 1904. Inexpensive and slow, riding the ding ding is great for exploring the city and taking in the beauty along the track. To celebrate Hong Kong Tramways’ 115th anniversary, we put together a pop-up exhibition, titled #dingding115yrs, throughout the city.
Tram photos by Kevin Mak
At 10 tram stops and shops across districts — From Kennedy Town and Shek Tong Tsui, all the way to Shau Kei Wan — you’ll find evocative stories behind Hong Kong’s neighbourhoods, complemented by photos taken by talented local Instagrammers Kevin Mak (@kingymak) and Jeremy Cheung (@rambler15).
Participating shops include one of the few remaining traditional Canton barbershops in Hong Kong, one of the oldest yarn shops in town and authentic restaurants to try. Curious where exactly you can find these exhibition venues? Download the iDiscover App (it’s free!) to see our special #dingding115yrs map that will guide you to these hidden gems.
What’s more, if you visit 4 of these exhibition venues and scan the QR codes to collect a set of 4 e-stamps, you’ll get a free ticket for a sightseeing tour on a 1920s-style open-top tram. And if you share your tram photos via social media using the hashtag #dingding115yrs, you might even win a stay at Gold Coast Hotel’s tram-themed room! So what are you waiting for? Hop on a ding ding and discover Hong Kong!
The #dingding115yrs Exhibition is on until 30 September 2019. The corresponding guide, which we developed with HK Tramways, Kevin Mak and Jeremy Cheung, will stay on our app after the exhibition ends.
Lead Image by Jeremy Cheung