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Thank you for all your support in C-Tour–Cross-cultural Community Tour (listed in no particular order): (Due to limited space, the list is not exclusive.)

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Ocean Park
Breakthrough
TWGHs Tsui Tsin Tong School
Yan Ping Industrial & Commercial Association Lee Lim Ming College
Ho Fung College

The Chinese Foundation Secondary School
Hong Kong Christian Short Term Mission Training Centre & Chinese Evangelistic Resource Centre
The Hong Kong Federations of Youth Groups
Christ Baptist Church
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong
Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Secondary School
St Bonaventure College & High School
Baptist Wing Lung Secondary School
     
     
     

 

1. A harmonious and revitalized community

Ping Lai Path is where the nice smell of Pakistan curry meet with the aroma of coffee from local restaurants, and local kids are chasing and having fun with South Asian children. Ping Lai Path is such a communion space. The area around here has brought together many living areas for South Asians - mosques, restaurants, shops, while coexisting with other Chinese merchants and residents to create a small revitalized community of communion.
2. Story of the Pakistanis families in Kwai Chung

Hong Kong used to be a British colony. Before India and Pakistan declared their independence in 1947, they were also under the colonial rule of Britain. Many Indians and Pakistanis moved to Hong Kong to be soldiers and merchants, with English as a common language. Throughout the years tens of thousands of South Asian ethnic people have taken roots in Hong Kong, while Kwai Chung is one of areas densely populated with these ethnically diverse groups.
3. Tai Lin Pai

Back then, Tai Lin Pai, where the village of Lower Kwai Chung was located, was an area of farmland and sea. After the Hong Kong government incorporated Kwai Chung in the new town of Tsuen Wan in the 1960s, the area gradually developed into a factory area. This factory area provides job opportunities for the region’s population, including ethnic minorities, who usually work in the security and logistics fields.
4. 1990

The Hong Kong Airport Core Programme was launched. As the government foreseen that the current supply level of construction labour would fall short of the demand required by such large scale infrastructure project, they decided to implant the labour importing strategy to tackle the problem. Labours started being imported from mainland and Southeast, until the completion of the Chek Lap Kok Airport in 1998. Many of the Pakistanis who have resided in Hong Kong for more than 7 years are then eligible to apply for a permanent identity.
5. Milk tea

The milk tea in Hong Kong's halal restaurant actually uses the same tea and milk as the Hong Kong style restaurants. But the taste is very different, due to the different methods of making tea: the Hong Kong-style milk tea is to mix tea with milk, sugar is added by customers themselves; While the making of Pakistani milk tea is to put tea, evaporated milk, sugar, nutmeg and other spices all into boiling water. The sweetness is decided by the restaurant owner, that makes the signature taste of that restaurant.
6. Ming Yin, Ming Tong and Ming Tak Building

These three residential buildings with names like brothers were built in the 1960s. They are the early established private buildings in the region. Due to affordable rents, many ethnic minority families are living here. The mosque of "Khatme Nubuwwat Movement Hong Kong" is also located in Ming Yin House.
7. Halal

"‎ حلال " The original meaning in Arabic is "legal", that is, it is compatible with Islamic teachings.
Inedible ingredients: meat or omnivorous animals (such as pigs, snakes), some amphibians or reptiles (such as frogs, turtles, soft shell turtle), animal died naturally, or killed, eaten by other animals, any animal blood, any food used for rituals, alcoholic
8. Men wear turbans?

People in Hong Kong often have the impression that "Indians wear turbans". In fact, only people who wear turbans are Sikhs. Sikhs can be identified by "5K": Kesh, Kanga, Kachhera, kirpan, and kara. The muslim men do not wear turbans. Instead they wear prayer cap, which do not have brims for the convenience of prayers.
9. Pakistan people have their own local dialects.

Just like China has different provinces, people speak Cantonese in Guangdong, Sichuan language in Sichuan, Fujian language in Fujian, but the official language is Mandarin. In Pakistan, the local dialect is taught first, if you work in other provinces or official institutions, you will learn the official Urdu language. So in Pakistan, only about half of the population speak Urdu, less than the population who speak Punjabi.
10. Direction to Mecca

Muslims perform prayers five times a day at different times, which are at dawn, noon, in later part of the afternoon, sunset and between sunset and midnight. Since Islam does not have statues or images of god, Muslims will only worship in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, which is the west of Hong Kong.
11. Shek Lei Shopping Centre

As cloths and fabrics of magnificent pattern spread across the Shek Lei Shopping Centre, Shek Lei Shopping Centre is a famous place for buying garment material among ethnic minority women across Hong Kong. These women are good tailors who used to make new clothes for their families.
12. Henna

Henna is a reddish-orange dye extracted from a plant called Henna. Originally used as a hair dye, it was later used as a pigment for ladies to paint on the body. Now it has become a decorative fashion among ladies.Among the traditional rituals in India, Henna is painted on the bride’s body to symbolize beauty and blessings. The more exquisite and detailed the pattern, the deeper the color on the skin, and the longer it lasts, the more happy the marriage is. It is said that before Henna subsides, the bride does not have to do housework.
13. Are women masked?

There are rules in Islamic teachings as to cover the body. The male body below the navel and above knees is considered ashamed. Female bodies are shameful to expose except for hands and feet. So Muslim women wear a long scarf (Dupatta) in public to cover the face, hair, and neck. Depends on the religious concepts of different families whether to wear a mask or not. It may not related to the marital status.
14. Yip Shing Street Playground

Believe or not, Kwai Chung has a high-level ethnic minority juvenile cricket team. The “LMC” team organized by the HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre has already won the local youth title in just a few years. The Pakistani coach Awais is also a member of the Hong Kong team.Hong Kong lacks cricket grounds in general. Currently, the team has to practice at the Yip Shing Street playground, along the old factory area. They hope the government departments to set up a venue suitable for playing cricket in the Kwai Chung area.
15. Witnessing the changes of public housing: Shek Lei Estate

Shek Lei Village is the largest public housing estate in the area. When the first phase was completed in 1966, it was originally a resettlement area. It was taken over by the Housing Authority in 1973 as a public housing estate. It was demolished and rebuilt into the current situation in the 1990s. It can be said to have witnessed the changes of the times.
16. Mango

Pakistan produces a lot of fruits, among which mango, known as the “fruit king” in the region, enjoys the most prestigious status. From May to June, fragrant and sweet mangoes are sold from Pakistan to the rest of the world. In the culture of Pakistan, mango is a gift to the elders, which expresses respect.
17. Fun with Ethnic Minority Culture

Kwai Chung is one of the areas densely populated with these ethnically diverse groups. Pakistani people are the major ethnic group in Kwai Chung, we can find the most common and most Pakistani things in the area, like milk tea, curry, and Indian rice. Those things that can't be found from, yet never strange to our own culture.
18. Many Pakistani families who took root in Kwai Chung had similar experiences:

One of the family members first came to work and settled in Hong Kong. Later, they got married in Pakistan and brought the family to Hong Kong. The reason for staying in in Kwai Chung had to do with job opportunities in nearby factory areas and container terminals, in addition to affordable rents here. People who came to Hong Kong afterwards also chose to settle in Kwai Chung because they tended to stay close to their relatives and friends who live in the region.