Providing a tiny glimpse into Hong Kong past and present

This intricate model of a newsstand in Hong Kong is part of a commemorative heritage exhibition to be held in Tokyo from Friday to Oct 9. In all, 48 miniature renditions of Hong Kong past and present will be displayed at the KITTE shopping complex ne
PHOTO: COURTESY OF HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE (TOKYO)

This intricate model of a newsstand in Hong Kong is part of a commemorative heritage exhibition to be held in Tokyo from Friday to Oct 9. In all, 48 miniature renditions of Hong Kong past and present will be displayed at the KITTE shopping complex near the JR Tokyo Station. Produced by 17 artists working in the territory, the works feature scenes ranging from bustling streets in the popular Mong Kok district to sunset at the Lei Yue Mun fishing village. Some offer a slice of everyday life, giving visitors to the exhibition a peek at the city's ubiquitous public housing flats, while others take them down memory lane, recapturing moments from the 1960s to 1980s, reported The Japan News. Among a series of events to mark Hong Kong's 20th year as a special administrative region, the exhibition is being organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), which represents the Hong Kong government in Japan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2017, with the headline 'Providing a tiny glimpse into Hong Kong past and present'. Print Edition | Subscribe