Sheung Yiu Folk Museum in Sai Kung to reopen to public tomorrow

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Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

22nd December 2022 – (Hong Kong)  The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today that the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum (SYFM), which was temporarily closed for renovation, will reopen tomorrow.

The SYFM was originally a Hakka village built in the late 19th century. The village and its neighbouring lime kiln were gazetted as monuments in 1981. After it was restored, the village was opened as a museum in 1984. The revamped Hakka village comprises dwellings, a spacious drying terrace and other ancillary structures such as a kitchen, a cattle shed, pigsties and a six-metre-high watchtower. Exhibits including the farm implements and everyday objects of the Hakka people are displayed to recreate the simple rural life of Sheung Yiu Village in its heyday.

The SYFM is located at the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, Sai Kung. It is open from 10am to 5pm from October to February and from 10am to 6pm from March to September. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and on the first two days of Chinese New Year. Admission is free. For details, please visit the website at heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/museums/sheungyiufolk.html or call 2792 6365.

 According to the current requirement on the Vaccine Pass, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

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