13 Jun Intangible Heritage Treasure Hunt at the Sam Tung Uk Museum
18 June 2016 . On a hot Saturday afternoon in June, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) proudly opened the Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre at the Sam Tung Uk Museum, a lovingly restored Hakka village in the middle of Tsuen Wan’s urban jungle. A Fun Day with booths, performances, and attractions got people to come and share in the celebrations, and learn more about Hong Kong’s local foods, festivals, and traditions.
As one of the co-organisers, iDiscover organised an educational and fun-filled Family Treasure Hunt, which led participants all around the Sam Tung Uk Museum, with games, activities, and questions to be completed. The eight checkpoints on the iDiscover Treasure Hunt had participants learning about eight different examples of Intangible Cultural Heritage, ranging from traditions such as the Yu Lan Ghost Festival and the Fire Dragon Dance, to traditional Herbal Tea. Running around the old Hakka village had history come alive, as participants learnt about their social hierarchies and way of life. Teams collected letters at each checkpoint which formed a secret code, with which they could collect their special iDiscover souvenirs.
With over 200 people taking part – despite the heat and the occasional spot of rain – the Heritage Fun Day was a huge hit, with both locals and people from farther afield coming out to learn more about Hong Kong’s vibrant and colourful heritage.