The GITPA’s Lunar New Year hiking activity「GITPA – 豬年新春行大運」 was successfully held on 13 February 2019 (Sunday).
A total of 24 colleagues, their family members and friends joined the activity. We gathered at Sun Yat-Sen Place of The University of Hong Kong and started the hiking with a joyful atmosphere.
The trail this year was famous for the historical landmarks along the way. The first one we encountered was the “City Boundary Stone” (維多利亞城界碑) for the “City of Victoria” from 1903. There are only six stones left in Hong Kong Island and deserve our attention for better conservation. After walking for 30 minutes, we arrived at the “Pinewood Battery Heritage Trail” (松林廢堡歷史徑). The battery was built in 1905 and severely damaged during the “Battle of Hong Kong” in 1941. Now it is a Grade II conservation status. Another check-point for the hiking was “Victoria Peak Garden”, which is the former summer residence of the Governor of Hong Kong. Although there are only the “Gate Lodge” (舊總督山頂別墅守衛室) and the granite foundations remained, we still can see the Victorian style pavilions and lawn with British Garden after the renovation project by our government in 2007.
We took a rest at the Peak Tower for a moment and then went towards the end point where was near the Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. It was quite cloudy and foggy in the peak session, but the sunshine still greeted us to make our day a happy ending. What a pleasure and knowledge gained hiking trip this year!
In recent years, we heard a number of members suggested to hold a pottery class. Now there is the chance! In March, GITPA will plan to hold the Pottery Workshop. Please keep a close look for our email notification for details and reserve the limited seats as soon as possible.
GITPA Ex-Co 2018-19