Leading by a group of Guide Trainees, the tour of “Turn Back The Clock In North Point” brings us through a perceptual exploration mapping the kaifong’s everyday lives. Along collaboration closely with them, we recognise the old kaifongs’ enduring attachment to the neighbourhood, particularly revealed by their habitual re-visits to places like the Java Road Market and the Chun Yeung Street Market even after the the demolition of the North Point Estate. All these places are embedded not only with histories but also a locality complex from the elder residents to the North Point community.
Of all invaluable gains, the on-site guided tours provides most notably a human library experience, offering an utmost authentic portrayal of the places from the perspective of the kaifong; a thriving community-scape is therefore vividly envisaged with their own lively rhythms. For instance, the chit-chats among people from all walks of life at the cozy North Point Pier best manifests a state of “co-living” within the community. Through a deep exploration of these places narrated with stories, the Guide Trainees wish to keep pace with the ever-changing development of this city so as to co-create a more down-to-earth community.