2015.4.2 | 大口環 sandy bay
today is ching ming festival, the day chinese to worship their ancestors and sweeping graves.
cemeteries especially those with long history have special magic on me. i am not afraid of visiting cemeteries. i’ve visited many of those beautiful and historical ones, including those in happy valleys and the few military cemeteries.
this is sandy bay. at the bottom middle to left corner is where tung wah coffin home is at. this coffin home was established in 1899. i am lucky to have joined an open day tour last year and learnt about the respected and valuable service this home provided to many chinese and overseas chinese for more than a century. on top of that, this establishment won the unesco asia-pacific heritage award in 2005.
at the left side of the photo is chinese christian cemetery (in full hong kong christian churches union pok fu lam road cemetery). not only its site is sensational and very good in feng shui – hill at the back and facing the sea – it is the final home of many great personalities in the history of hong kong and china, including revolutionary and co-founder of scmp tse tsan-tai.