Special Event: Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2019 Guided Tour
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Yim Tin Tsai, Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung

Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival

The village of Yim Tin Tsai in Sai Kung has a history of nearly three centuries. Inhabited by villagers surnamed Chan, the island exemplifies the peaceful co-existence of Roman Catholicism and Hakka culture.

In parallel with Hong Kong’s urbanisation, villagers gradually moved out, and fortunately, the valuable natural ecology and heritage are both well-preserved. The conservation of St. Joseph’s Chapel and the revitalisation of the saltpans have won the Award of Merit and Award of Distinction presented by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2005 and 2015 respectively, affirming Yim Tin Tsai’s cultural value and characteristics.

Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival, organised by the Tourism Commission, is a three-year pilot scheme bringing to local and non-local visitors new travel experience integrating arts, religion, culture, heritage and green elements. As the curator of the Arts Festival, Hulu Culture invites local artists and youngsters to co-create with the villagers to turn the Island into an open museum.

The Arts Festival adopts the themes of “Sky”, “Earth” and “Man” respectively for each of the three years, offering new travel experience that highlights “seeking spirituality inspiration with the six senses”. It blends the public artworks on the 4 Rs (Refresh, Rethink, Revive, Recharge) with scenic attractions on the Island so that visitors can exercise their six senses to revisit and explore the subtle relationship between man and nature.

This year’s Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival will be inaugurated on 30 November 2019, and will last for one month. Through a diversity of arts and cultural activities as well as events for experiencing nature, the Arts Festival promotes the unique culture and history of Yim Tin Tsai.

“Relishing Arts in Nature” – through exploring the culture and arts and experiencing the spiritual meaning of green travel, visitors can escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the busy city and get in touch with nature, listen to the call of the landscape and capture the feeling deep in the heart.


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Special Event: Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2019 Guided Tour


Date: Dec 27, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung
Time: 1-5:30 pm
Gathering time & place: 1 p.m., HKUST Piazza (bookstore)
Dismissing time & place: 5:30 p.m., Sai Kung Pier
Quota: 24 (For HKUST staff members and students only)
Language: English guided tour provided by Prof. CHEUNG Siu-woo
Fee: Free of charge (deposit: HK$ 50)


Center for the Arts will provide the following transport:

  • 1-way shuttle bus from HKUST Piazza to Sai Kung Pier (near Hung Kee Seafood Restaurant)
  • Round boat trip between Sai Kung Pier and Yim Tin Tsai



  • 1-2:30 p.m.  -  Transportation by shuttle bus and boat (HKUST Piazza >>> Yim Tin Tsai)
  • 2:30-5 p.m.  -  English guided tour and visiting in Yim Tin Tsai
  • 5-5:30 p.m.  -  Return boat trip from Yim Tin Tsai to Sai Kung Pier




REGISTRATION (deadline: 12 p.m. on Dec 23, 2019)

Deposit: HK$50 (refundable after the tour)

  • Reserve a place
    - submit the online registration via Engage (click the RSVP button of event page)

  • Pay the deposit (within 2 working days after submitting the online registration)
    - present your student/staff card and pay the deposit at Center for the Arts to confirm your place

    Center for the Arts
    Location: Rm 6401, Academic Building (via Lift no. 25 & 26)
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday, except public holidays, 9:30am - 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5:00pm





  • For HKUST staff members and students only
  • The deposit will be refunded to participants upon their completion. Participants will receive deposit refund from CFA staff.





HKUST Center for the Arts

Email: artsctr@ust.hk
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1:00pm - 5:30pm
Yim Tin Tsai, Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung
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