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Guided Tour - Jao Tsung-I Academy

Jao Tsung-I Academy
Mei Foo
All people
Guided Tour - Jao Tsung-I Academy
Guided tour by docents to the Gallery, Heritage Hall and courtyards
Date:  17 May 2014 (Saturday) / 18 May 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Language:  Cantonese 
Venue: Low Zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy
  Individuals and organisations are welcome to register for guided tours:Click here for online registration

Jao Tsung-I Academy Overview

Jao Tsung-I Academy, located at the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital, is a historic compound selected as one of the projects under the 「Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme」 of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government. With the support of the government and community partners, the compound is now revitalized as a center that promotes Chinese culture and facilitates cultural exchange.

Historical Review
The Academy was once a hospital compound perched on a hillside of Lai Chi Kok. Before land reclamation in the Mei Foo and Lai Chi Kok areas, the site had been a seaside customs station at the end of the 19th century. In early 20th century, a British company built living quarters for Chinese laborers on the site. Subsequently, the compound served as a quarantine station, a prison, an infectious disease hospital and a psychiatric rehabilitation center. For more than a century, this place has been shaped by Hong Kong's changing social and medical landscape as well as the territory's evolving relationship with mainland China and foreign countries. Today, this place takes on a brand new role. With the opening of the Academy, the compound answers our community's need for a new cultural platform.



Souvenir Discounts
Location:Souvenir Corner, Reception, Low Zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy
(10% discount for selected items during IMD 2014)

Free tasting of Chinese Snacks
Location:Gingko House, Middle Zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy
(One for each person while stock lasts)




How to get there?
Jao Tsung-I Academy
800 Castle Peak Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Source: Jao Tsung-I Academy