13 April 2011

Fishing Village @ Tai O (大澳), Hong Kong

Stilt Houses @ Tai O fishing Village

I would like to share an interesting place I visited 2 weekends ago here in HongKong. You may find some similarities with houses from other parts of southeast asia.

Despite a nearly 90mins train, ferry and bus journey to get to Tai O, I had a great time exploring the old fishing village. Verifiable human settlement history here is about three centuries old. It is amazing to still see houses on stilts and built on the river. They are mostly built out of thin sheets of metal and wood, materials relatively cheap and light. Some of the villagers are still actively fishing and selling different kinds of dried seafood to visiting tourists. I will definitely go back again for more sketching
Stilt Houses @ Tai O fishing Village
Stilt Houses @ Tai O fishing VillageGrandma & grandson, Tai O fishing village
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I will be back in Singapore from 15-25 April for my Easter holiday and I hope to meet some of you. You will find me sketching at Tiong Bahru a lot as I prepare for our upcoming exhibition so feel free to join me if you are round the corner!