Sham Shui Po HK: Capturing the disappearing signscape

Sham Shui Po HK

Sham Shui Po HK: Capturing the disappearing signscape

13 Mar 2016. At the occasion of the GoUNESCO’s Make Heritage Fun day, together with Kevin Mak (@kingymak), we organised a casual city walk through Sham Shui Po HK to further explore and document the disappearing old signboards of the area. In December 2015 several of them were taken down, because they have been declared ‘unauthorised’. This ‘cleaning up’ of Hong Kong results in empty skies and streets with a less and less distinctive character.

A big thanks to the hostel-coffee bar-bike shop-neighbourhood’s living room- Wontonmeen for hosting our big group of urban explorers and providing free drinks!

Over a hundred enthusiasts joined us on our rainy stroll and documented what is left of Sham Shui Po’s signscape. We are thrilled with the result: a colourful collection of photographs of old signboards, visible on Instagram under the hashtag #iloveSSPsignage. Here our some of our favourites!

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【What happened to HK’s signboards?】

Here’s a timeline indicating the years of significant events at Sham Shui Po HK:

Sham Shui Po HK 

Also read more from our interview with Zolima City Mag!

 

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