Created By: Hong Kong Baptist University
“Three years and eight months” – when you ask some old people about this period, they may recall some torturing memories during the Japanese occupation era. Among all the places invaded by the Japanese military, Wan Chai is one of the most significant places since the Japanese claimed the whole area for residential purposes. Most importantly, the Japanese also set up around 500 comfort places for innocent women (comfort women) to provide sexual services for the Japanese army. Not only harassing those innocent women, but citizens also reported that there were lots of killings going around the area. Consequently, many ghost tales and supernatural incidents happened during the occupation, even after the end of the war because of those lost souls.
This walking tour aims to bring you back to the period and discover multiple interesting ghost tales told by citizens living around the area. From the haunted Nam Koo Terrace, and the mysterious Wan Chai Star Street air-raid shelter, to the spooky East Town Theatre. Every place contains lots of eerie stories and myths during the Japanese occupation period. After following the tour stops, this tour may help you know more about how the Japanese military influenced and harmed Hong Kongers’ lives. Also, you can see the ways in which Hong Kong citizens evict those ghosts and souls.
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