Hong Kong is regarded as a highly efficient international city, while traditional and modern establishments mix well here. In this series, we will explore 15 historic shops in Hong Kong, looking for their stories and spirits through generations. In the first episode, we visit owners of a clock shop, a guitar shop and an electronics repair shop. Our footages unveil their old-fashioned design, fine works, and precious collection. Tick-tock, tick-tock, time passed and things changed.
Episode 2: Persistence
Nowadays, the rapidly developed society as well as the convenient communication, have provided people with abundance of chances and opportunities. Meanwhile, those who refrain from modern convenience and insist on traditions exist as treasures in the society. In this episode, we interview people from copperware, woodwork and shrimp paste shops. Let us see how they keep the traditional production process for decades, and make it possible for customers to enjoy the memorable taste. Keep on where it started, and the mission can be accomplished.
Episode 3: Living
In the mid-20th century, many teenagers in Hong Kong stepped into society early and learned craftsmanship to make a living: being a barber, a tailor, or a china artist. They study and perfect their craft for more than half a century and become masters. Over the windows by the street, it is a beautiful scenery of these masters at work. In this episode, we visit these masters at a barber shop, a tailor shop and a china works to explore the classic craftsmanship inside old Hong Kong shops.
Episode 4: Taste
We visit the street markets on Hong Kong Island, the shops in New Territories, then the Cheung Chau Island. From the lucky buns, to the sugar figure, then to the Hong Kong-style “silk stocking” milk tea, the mixed flavours make up bits of everyday life of Hong Kong people. No matter in a daily meal or a holiday celebration, the satisfaction and happiness brought by various tastes are indispensable. In this episode, we visit a sugar stall, a bakery and a milk tea shop to savor the taste of Hong Kong.
Episode 5: Echo
Paper crafting and lion dancing, traditional Chinese medicine and Cantonese opera, as well as Chinese medical massage and boxing represent traditional techniques and arts. As time goes, they are gradually being forgotten. In this episode, we visit a paper crafting shop and two traditional Chinese medical centers. The shopkeepers, while adhering to inherited skills, carry forward their unique hobbies that represent Hong Kong culture. Together with Phoenix TV, let us experience the lifestyle of the older generation in Hong Kong.