While old Hong Kong is a popular, yet long-lasting theme for any exhibition, FWD has worked with micro-modelling studio TOMA Miniatures to launch an exhibition to recreate the life in Hong Kong in the previous century.
The exhibition is running until 8 March, and features 21 pieces of work from TOMA Miniatures in five different zones. Each zone displays mini replicas of classic Hong Kong street scenes and people’s daily lives.
The exhibits celebrate some of Hong Kong’s most treasured rituals, traditions, and memories, including the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, the Bun Festival in Cheung Chau, the Petty Person Beating ritual at Causeway Bay, and the former Marine Police Headquarters at Tsim Sha Tsui, to name a few.
“At FWD, we want people to ‘celebrate living’ and it’s this passion for life that encapsulates not only our attitude as a business, but also how we feel as Hongkongers. Which is why our plan is to support local artists with new and exciting events,” said Ken Lau, CEO of FWD Hong Kong.
The exhibition also goes with a number of tours and craft workshops, allowing visitors to create some of Hong Kong’s signature scenes and signs – such as minibus signs – on their own.
“We’re thrilled to partner with FWD as they have a deep passion for not only supporting local art, but also preserving the story of Hong Kong and promoting our culture,” said Tony Lai, one of the founders of TOMA Miniatures.
Added Maggie Chan, another founder of TOMA Miniatures: “Each model is preserving a little piece of our history, bringing Hong Kong’s fondest memories back to life. We’re extremely proud to play our part in promoting Hong Kong, its traditions and heritage.”