WMA x Walk In Hong Kong: Pandemic throwback, Sheung Wan 1894

Exhibition Period
Nov 22 - 29, 2020
Exhibition date and time
Sun to Sun, -
Exhibition Place

In 1894, the “Third Plague” pandemic swept through Hong Kong with a mortality rate of 90% and a third of the population fled the city. The plague spread rapidly through the Chinese slums, and Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan was the first to be affected. Do you know why and where the phrase ‘Tai Ping Tei Cleaning’ comes from? What did the people do with all the dead bodies?


WMA has organised two guided walks in collaboration with Walk In Hong Kong Tour in response to the “Hong Kong Historical Photos from the Frank Fischbeck Collection” exhibition, organised by the University of Hong Kong Libraries in October. Join us for a walk, along the way we will check out some vintage photos from the Collection and listen to stories about the landmarks and the lives of the Chinese population in the area.


Date: 2020 Nov 22 (Sun) 10:00-12:00 & Nov 29 (Sun) 14:30-16:30

Language: In Cantonese only

Meeting Time: 10 mins before the tour starts

Meeting Point: 8/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central

Registration link: https://forms.gle/woB4fzY7E8KbnKwcA 


Route :

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences > Blake Garden > Tai Ping Shan Street > Possession Street > Po Yan Street (Tung Wah Hospital) > Wing Wo Street / Wing Kut Street


For any enquiries, please email [email protected]

22/11 (Sun)
10am - 12:00nn

29/11 (Sun)
2:30pm - 4:30pm