Jason Wordie, an established local historian and writer, runs his “Talks and Walks” Tours with the express intention to showcase Hong Kong’s hidden histories.
These historical walks take you from bustling Queen’s Road Central to quiet Yau Ma Tei to off the beaten track in Cheung Chau to show how Hong Kong went from a quiet fishing village to the urban powerhouse of today. Wordie doesn’t just cover the 852 though, he traverses all over Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River Delta! So if you want to go a little further afield – Wordie is your guide!
Wordie, a History graduate from Hong Kong University and a resident of the New Territories for almost thirty years, conducts these walks in tandem with historical lectures and his regular columns. His lectures are often hosted at clubs like the Hong Kong Club, corporate settings as well as more intimate and individual lectures. For more than eighteen years, Wordie has had a series of regular columns in the South China Morning Post, cultural Zolima City Magazine, and his current column, “Then and Now” appears every week in the Sunday Morning Post’s Post magazine.
Wordie is also a published author, with “Macao – People and Places, Past and Present”, published by Angsana Ltd in 2013; “Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island” published by Hong Kong University Press in 2002 and its companion volume “Streets: Exploring Kowloon”, published 2007 by Hong Kong University Press.
These walking tours are brought to life in startling detail in a truly unique way to learn about the 852, inspiring you to look more around your neighborhood to see if you can spot the secrets too. So join Jason on his next walk, or check out one of his lectures today!