Someone said it\'s not surprising that Hong Kong would have such a museum to document its history so completely because its previous colonizer is so good at building museums. But for a museum of this size and quality, it.... (continue reading...)
有人說英國人打造博物館最行了, 所以香港有這樣不錯的博物館應該不是個 surprise 吧. 不過, 我想說的 surprise 是, 這樣不錯+面積還滿大的博物館居然是香港人口密集度超低的地方 (也就是沒什麼人啦！) 真是沙漠中的一片綠地啊. 館內分許多區, 最少應該有需要....
... 一個小時吧. 在裡面也滿像到了類似台灣故事館的地方, 滿多都是用重新蓋出當時的氛圍的方式去展示過去.
.... quite surprising that there weren\'t many people around. I guess people, after all, are more into the shopping part. The museum feels a bit likeTaiwan Storyland with its real-size reconstructions of buildings and streets. But still leaning more towards a museum than a photo place.
On the way to the museum. The traffic here is not as bad.
The museum is quite large and there weren\'t many people in there. It covers everything about HK starting from the geographical explanations.
Displaying history of stone tool makers and teh earlier inhabitants on this island. The display style is quite similar to the Royal Museum in Victoria, Canada.
The museum also displays a model of the chinese junk (a kind of old boat).
Bun Towers - these huge towers are covered in steamed buns as offerings to gods during a festival. At the end of the festival, people would scramble to grab the buns from this tower as these buns are believed to bring good luck. But after an accident in 1978 that got many people injured, this practice has been suspended.
Traditional movable performing arts back stage.
This is not a real human putting on make up at the back stage. A bit creepy eh?
A corner in the museum. The focus is on traditional and regional practices.
When we went to the upstair galleries, it showed a different period in HK history. This is before and after the opium war.
A harbour that looks like those during the Victorian era. The water is not real water by the way but it looks so real.
A street filled with stores exhibiting the kind of business that flourished during the colonial time.
The street is filled with all kinds of stores and explanation on these stores. You\'d feel like you\'re walking in history.
The black and white documentary photos of the time look a bit scary. But I think the movie "Body Guards and Assassins" did a pretty realistic reconstruction of the era.
Going down the stairs back to the main exhibitor floor is like walking through someone\'s back alley.
Then there was the exhibits on Japanese occupation.
Documenting the rise of Chinese elite groups and their living style.
This place exhibits things you\'d see in schools back in the old days. You see the one certificate with country flag? That red-blue-white flag is the current country flag used by Taiwan (a.k.a. Republic of China). That flag is not allowed to appear in China now (you might get put into a China jail for showing that flag in public) so I guess if this museum were in China, this certificate would probably have another flag.
Little stools for students. A photo spot for many adults.
Coming to a closer to modern era. The last exhibit is about the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, ending the era of British colonization.
I didn\'t realize this was a giant toothbrush \'til I looked at the packaging of it from faraway.
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