Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major commercial and tourist centres in Hong Kong. It is also a place with a long history of Indian and South Asian migration. However, not all of us are aware of their contributions to Hong Kong society and the richness of their cultures and lifestyles.
Tsim Sha Tsui Community Walk aims to enable Hong Kong residents to appreciate the cultures and lived experiences of ethnic minorities in this local community. The programme, co-developed with the social enterprise WEDO GLOBAL, is designed to be interactive and experiential. Non-Chinese cultural ambassadors from WEDO GLOBAL serve as guides in the walking tours, introduce various spots of interest to the participants, and promote inter-ethnic communication with the participants.
Between September 2018 and May 2019, JCLCDS and WEDO GLOBAL jointly provided 30 tours for a total of 695 participants. The participants included primary, secondary and university students, teachers, parents, NGO members, and ordinary citizens. The results from the feedback forms indicated that participants showed a more positive outlook towards social inclusion and cultural diversity in Hong Kong after participating in this programme.