Ghost Tour, A journey of excitement and understanding

Ghost Tour, A journey of excitement and understanding

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

Created By: Hong Kong Baptist University (GFHC 1045)

Tour Information

Wan Chai is one of the oldest and earliest developed districts in Hong Kong. In the early days of Hong Kong, British merchants Lancelot Dent built warehouses, docks and villas which was driving the economic development of Wan Chai.

During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the area around Wan Chai was a key area for the Japanese army. There was a comfort area where comfort women provide services to military, a district government office for interrogating prisoners, and an area for executing prisoners and placing corpses. As a result, Wai Chai have been many ghost stories which are the most numerous of Hong Kong's districts. The detail of ghost stories were most related to the massacre of Hong Kong people by the Japanese army. However, some of the buildings have been demolished. Through these ghost stories, on the one hand, we can understand the shadow left by the public during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. On the other hand, we can understand the history of the region and reflect on the importance of cultural and architectural conservation.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Do you know where is the oldest post office building in Hong Kong? The answer is right in front of your eyes, the Old Wanchai Post Office. Dated way back in 1912 to 1913, the post was officially retaliate in 1915 and was ceased to operate i... Read more
The second generation of the old Wan Chai Market was built in 1937 at 262-264 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai. It accommodated the stalls of the open-air market, replacing the first generation of the market, which was completed in 1858 across o... Read more
There are many place names in Hong Kong that are named after sea vehicles, and Ship Street is one of them. It was inaugurated in 1910 which is located in Wan Chai. It connects Queen's Road East and Johnston Road. A section of Ship Street no... Read more
Before the building was used as Tung Chi College, it was a Japanese funded hotel called Chitose Hotel. It was built in 1917. After the Japanese had surrendered, the founder of the college, Fok Yat Chiu decided to reestablish Tung Chi Colleg... Read more
Nam Koo Terrace is a mansion located at Ship Street. It is also a grade 1 historic building. The mansion was built  in 1918 by a Chinese merchant, To Chun-Man. It was built with both Western and Chinese elements. Nam Koo Terrace was used a... Read more
There is a shrine with deities in an altar. Back in 1941, the place is an air raid shelter like a bunker in the second world war. During the Battle of Hong Kong facing Japanese invasion, the Japanese bomb strike the shelter and hundreds of ... Read more
East Town Theatre was a close down cinema. The theatre opened on the site of a demolished funeral parlor. Now, it has been rebuilt as East Town Building. East Town Theatre is located at the junction of Lockhart Road and Fenwick Street, in W... Read more
Southorn Playground is a sports and recreational ground. It locates at Hennessy Road, in Wan Chai. It includes four basketball courts, a football pitch, and a children's playground. It was named in 1934 after Sir Wilfrid Thomas Southorn, th... Read more


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