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Street Scenes of Sai Ying Pun

Tse Ming-chong and Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation

In this serial, the art of the MTR system is featured, one station at a time. Within the Island Line, there are twenty-six permanent art installations. Some standout pieces are worth stopping to admire include this one at Sai Ying Pun.     

Tse Ming-chong is an established photographer and Principal Lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute. His work documents the connection between the present and the past. This collage exhibited at Sai Ying Pun Station is a combination of over 450 monochrome photos of buildings, scenes, and signs. All the images are familiar, but some of the subjects no longer exist; some are so common as to be indistinguishable, and the remainder are identifiable even today. This collage does not try to be beautiful in a classic sense, but what it does is to document the huge changes Sai Ying Pun has undergone and to create an archive of memories for the community. As the community continues to change, expect the appeal of this installation to grow.