Despite looking vastly distinct at first glance, Shatin and Sai Kung share interestingly reciprocal geographical characters; Shatin is a valley embraced by Lion Rock, Ma On Shan and Tai Mo Shan, with Shing Mun River running along its centre; whereas Sai Kung is an extensive and undulating bay, embracing the land of Sai Kung Country Park and outskirt islands instead, by the body of water. The two intertwining elements of the Earth bring out the theme of this year – Fusion of Horizons.
Now in its sixth year, HULU Culture continues to present the Hong Kong Jockey Club Heritage × Arts × Design (H.A.D.) Walk Project as we roam the city's various districts in an amalgam of history, culture, art and design through guided tours and workshops. This year we set foot on two idiosyncratic districts, Shatin and Sai Kung. In the last fifty years, Shatin has evolved from a farming community to a showcase of the contemporary "New Town", with excellent transport links, housing and jobs for content settlers. Sai Kung, affectionately nicknamed "Hong Kong's back garden", preserves the hallmark of the traditional fishing village and a pristine ecology. The sea view is to die for, with the air of a tropical island for those seeking a haven from the maddening crowds.