The SHKP Book Club has staged numerous activities such as book review and writing competitions, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, sponsoring a free magazine and more since it was set up to promote reading. Past winners of Young Writers' Debut competitions have also acted as guides for SHKP cultural tours explaining the history and culture of Hong Kong.
SHKP cultural guided tours from June to November included:
- Gillian Hui, author of Redevelopment, leading a group to To Kwa Wan where participants toured the Cattle Depot Artist Village, the traditional area commonly referred to as the '13 streets of Ma Tau Kok' and the Fish Tail Rock and Hoi Sham Rock in the famous Hoi Sham Park.
- KK Kwok, author of the Memoir of the Sun, Moon and Stars, introduced participants to the historical buildings on Sun Street, Moon Street and Star Street in Wan Chai.
- Amy Chan, author of Hong Kong Egg: The City Morphosis, talked about the architectural features of the buildings in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok such as the Red Brick Building that has been listed as a grade-1 Historical Building, the building cluster resembles a birthday cake formed by 8 Waterloo Road and the Fruit Market nearby, along with the Yau Ma Tei Multi-storey Carpark characterized by an usual scene where a section of the Gascoigne Road flyover passes right through the building.
The tours were meant to meld the winning Young Writers' Debut competition entries into a tour of the city so that the underprivileged children could build on what they had read and develop a deeper understanding of Hong Kong's culture and history.
The SHKP Reading Club started on 11 December as part of SHKP’s efforts to promote a reading culture and encourage people to read regularly and talk about the pleasure it brings. The Reading Club is recruiting members to take part in a full range of fascinating events and enjoy reading-related privileges. Anyone interested can enrol through the website below.