21 Dec iDiscover takes over the streets of Sheung Wan
21 December 2016 . We ended 2016 with a cool street party to celebrate the launch of the iDiscover Hong Kong App&Map in style, commandeering public space outside our host venue Teakha in the artistic urban oasis that is Sheung Wan!
Each walk in the savvy iDiscover app now comes with a free map, designed by Hong Kong artists in their own personal style, representing a flavour of the neighbourhoods. The maps are printed locally and sustainably and available from places that share the iDiscover passion for the authenticity of the neighbourhood.
Guests sampled typical HK street style snacks from each of the iDiscover neighbourhoods: snake soup from Wanchai; homemade Teakha scones from Sheung Wan; fried tofu from Sham Shui Po; Hakka snacks from Sai Kung, super soft enormous Hoover Cakes from Kowloon City and herbal tea eggs from Aberdeen. Each of these snacks was paired with a suitable tea from Teakha’s extensive range of organic and herbal teas.
The team is grateful to the many people who helped out at the event, as well as our community partners, Walk in HK, Wanchai Commons, The Warehouse Teenage Club and Pound Lane Concern Group and of course our creative map designers.
A big shout out to our generous ticket sponsor Cathay Pacific for donating two return tickets to anywhere on the Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon network! Talk about a #lifewelltravelled!
Map Designs by local artists
All six unique Hong Kong illustrated maps were unveiled at the launch, and are now on display at Teakha for a month-long exhibition to showcase the local artists’ creative design skills to a wider community.
- Aberdeen by Don Mak. A passionate Hong Kong based illustrator, Don’s signature style successfully mixes traditional Chinese brushstroke and calligraphy techniques with a fresh contemporary look.
- Kowloon City by Little Importance Design Co. A design studio set up by two local illustrators and City U graduates, Edchi & Kelv, who together share a passion for illustrating food, travel and local culture.
- Sham Sui Po by Que Chan, a Hong Kong born designer who works in a variety of creative arts, from illustration to animation. Que believes that the process of creating art is a way to build a relationship with places and people.
- Sheung Wan by Connie, a map and children’s book illustrator, passionate about exploring the secrets and stories of this ever-changing city. Every hand-drawn map is made with love and lots of memories, not just showing roads, but also the hidden alleyways, footpaths and beautiful encounters that make up the city.
- Wanchai by Candy from Laidbackclub. Candy discovered her passion for design as an effective way of communication while studying journalism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Founder of Laidbackclub, Candy is always looking for interesting design projects.
- Sai Kung by Studio Refill, run by Adrienne Simons, a Dutch born, Hong Kong based designer and writer who has found her muse in Hong Kong.
Neighbourhood Series Exhibition
Don’t forget to head upstairs and check out the photographs showing the iDiscover team “behind the scenes” curating the walks with our community partners and the locals who share their great stories.
Once you’ve fueled yourself on delicious tea and bakeries from Teakha, download the iDiscover App (if you haven’t already!), grab a free Sheung Wan map and off you go!
Exhibition details: iDiscover Neighbourhood Series
- Time: 7 December 2016 to 7 January 2017
- Where: Teakha, Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
- When: Daily 11am – 7pm
- Cost: Free