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Sai Wan Ho used to be the dormitory of Taikoo Dockyard which accommodated more than 10,000 people at the beginning of the last century. In the 1960s, Sai Wan Ho was re-developed and it is now the major residential area of Hong Kong East. There has been some new attractions in Sai Wan Ho as well. The featured route begins at Sai Wan Ho Station and takes you along the coast around Tai Koo Station.

 

(Last updated: 23/8/2018)

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Sai Wan Ho Station

 

Exit A (Wheelchair Aid)

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MTR Sai Wan Ho Station Exit A

*Wheelchair users have to use wheelchair aid at this exit.

Tai On Building

Tai On Building

Wheelchair users can take the elevator at Sai Wan Ho Station to get to ground floor, then walk along Shau Kei Wan Road in the direction of Tai On Street (Non-wheelchair visitors can get to Tai On Building by exiting through Exit A and crossing the road). Although Tai On Building is an traditional private property, there are shops selling varieties of traditional local snacks. For those who enjoy street food, you definitely don’t want to miss this spot.

 

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star star star     
Barrier Free Index: star star star  
Recommendation Index: star star star star  

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 1hours 

       
Address: 57-87 Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho

 

Comment:

Tai On Building’s entrance on Tai On Street has several iron bars that prevent wheelchair users from entry. Wheelchair users is suggested to access the building through the other entrance on Shau Kei Wan Road.

 

Tips:

Most shops at Tai On Building open in the afternoon. If you want to visit and try all those lovely snacks, you do not want to go too early.

Aldrich Bay Park

Aldrich Bay Park

After enjoying your meal at Tai On Building, head towards Aldrich Bay Park by walking along Tai On Street along the seafront. Aldrich Bay Park is designed with the theme of traditional fishing village. It has a real-size fishing boat, two sampans(flat wooden boats) and a feature pool formed by a harbor and water fountains. It displays the picturesque fishing harbor view with the typhoon shelter at the back.

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star star star     
Barrier Free Index: star star star star  
Recommendation Index: star star star   

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 30minutes

       
Address:10 Oi Tak Street, Sai Wan Ho

 

Comment:

There are multiple ramps connecting to different facilities in the park which allow wheelchair users can access to all facilities and go onboard the fishing boat to enjoy the view.

Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter

Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter

After visiting Aldrich Bay Park, drop by Aldrich Bay Promenade across the park through Oi Kan Road. You can enjoy the view at Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter.

The Hong Kong Film Archive

Hong Kong Film Archive

Walk along the Tai Hong Street, it will take 5 to 10 minutes after crossing Lei King Road and you will arrive at the Hong Kong Film Archive. There are exhibition rooms and cinema, as well as resource center that provides reference materials for movie lovers. The archive collects massive amount of movie copies and film-related data. Movie lovers, head to the third floor to look up the data you like. It’s the perfect tour for movie lovers, just head to the third floor of the Hong Kong Film Archive.

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star     Accessible Toilet Provided Accessible Toilet Provided
Barrier Free Index: star star star star    
Recommendation Index: star star star   

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 30minutes-2hours 

For movie lovers : star star star star star    
Address: 50 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho

 

Short comments: The archive has elevators that take visitors to all levels, and accessible toilets are at the ground floor. It is also equipped with wheelchair seats in the cinema. However the hallways inside the resource center are quite narrow, wheelchair users need to be aware of that.

 

Tips:There are different shows and exhibition programs displayed at the cinema and exhibition room. Visitors are suggested to go to the official website to check for the latest event calendar.

The Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery

Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery

After visiting the Film Archive, you can continue your way along Lei King Road along the seafront and enter Quarry Bay Park. A 10-minute walk along the seaside promenade and you will arrive at  the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery. The fireboat Alexander Granthamis the largest exhibit among all museums in Hong Kong. In its years of service between 1953 and 2002, Alexander Granthamhas always been the flagship of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department’s fireboat team. It was called into action in numerous firefighting mission and marine rescue work. 

Due to the profound historical significance, Alexander Granthamwas open to public in 2007. Apart from the fireboat, the exhibition gallery also displays various unique firefighting artifacts. It also displays relevant firefighting information in multimedia for to enhance visitors’ understanding of marine rescue work.

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star     Accessible Toilet Provided Accessible Toilet Provided
Barrier Free Index: star star   
Recommendation Index: star star star star  

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 1hours 

       
Address: Quarry Bay Park

Short comments:

After visiting the exhibition gallery on the ground floor, wheelchair users can only go to the fireboat through the ramp located at the exterior of the gallery (near the rear of the ship). We have suggested that the organizer provides clear directions. Since the upper deck can only be reached by stairs, wheelchair users can only visit on the lower deck. Wheelchair users are reminded that it is very narrow on the lower deck.

Quarry Bay Park

Quarry Park

Quarry Bay Park, the place where Alexander Granthamis located, is a beautiful seaside park that has specially designed seats by Hong Kong artists. Why not spend a bit of time here and enjoy the view if you have time?

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Cityplaza

Cityplaza

If you wish to take the MTR, go across the Island Eastern Corridor by footbridge next to the fireboat, head along Tai Fung Avenue before turning into Cityplaza. Once you reach the MTR station, take the elevator at Exit D1 on Taikoo Shing Road. Cityplaza is also a good place for dining and shopping before making their way to the MTR station.     

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  1. The area of Lei King Wan in Tai Hong Street is a newly developed Soho dining district with a number of specialty restaurants, and some alfresco seats overlooking the beautiful sea view.  While more restaurants are opened at night, visitors after touring the Hong Kong Film Archive in the daytime can have meal at the restaurant of the swimming pool in the Island East Sports Centre nearby.  Since there are more seats in the restaurant and disabled washroom in the Sports Centre, this restaurant is a good place for the disabled.

2. The Hong Kong Film Archive - Opening Hours:

    Monday and Wednesday through Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm or 15 minutes after the last film screened

    Closed on Tuesday (except public holidays), January 1stand 2ndon Chinese New Year

 

Ticket: 

Exhibition room and resource center (free of charge)

Cinema (Prices vary according to programs. Half-price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, guests with disabilities and one accompanying carer, full-time students, and CSSA recipients)

3. The Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery - Opening Hours

    Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

    Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 5 pm

    Closed on every Tuesday (except public holidays), January 1stand 2ndon Chinese New Year

Ticket: Free of charge

Tel: 2367 7821

Website:  http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History/b5/fbag.php

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