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Date & Time

19 Apr 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm


Conversation: JC Cube / Live Broadcast: Laundry Steps


Free of charge


Yu Ka Sing

Hins Cheung
Winnie Yeung, Head of Heritage at Tai Kwun

Historical buildings are not only a conservation of architectural features; they are a representation of identity and heritage in a fast-changing world. More importantly, they have proven to be sites for innovation. Singer-collector Hins Cheung has embraced a special bond with heritage building and cultures of Hong Kong: residing in  colonial heritage properties; taking over operations of Hong Kong’s oldest analogue recording studio; running a restaurant that pays tribute to a legendary fine-diner showcasing theatre-style decor with a dose of the nostalgic past—and all of these have inspired him to embark on a new path in music creation. Hosted by Yu Ka Sing, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong, the conversation has invited Cheung and Yeung to share the influence of heritage in their life and music while exchanging opinions on urban conservation and culture in Hong Kong.

Date | Time:

Conversation: JC Cube
Live Broadcast: Laundry Steps

Yu Ka Sing

Hins Cheung
Winnie Yeung, Head of Heritage at Tai Kwun

Target Participants:
Aged 6 and above, with an interest in historical architecture or culture conservation

Free admission. Advance registration is required for the conversation.


Yu Ka Sing

Yu Ka Sing is a Registered Architect and Authorized Person in Hong Kong. Prior to his graduation with Distinction to his MSc (Conservation) degree from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), he focused his professional practice in the field of architectural conservation through the consultancy he founded in 2010, Substance Lab Limited. Today, he has accumulated over 40 conservation research, planning and construction projects, ranking as one of the most professionally active conservation practitioners in Hong Kong. In 2017, he was appointed the first Assistant Professor of Practice in the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Faculty of Architecture, HKU and assuming the Directorship of ACP’s BA(Conservation) programme and the Common Core Course.

Hins Cheung

Hong Kong male pop singer, lyricist, song writer and record producer. In 2003, his debut year, Cheung was awarded the Most Promising Male New Artist Gold Award. Subsequently, he had also been awarded many song and music composition awards. In 2015, Cheung won the Popular Male Singer Awards from Radio Television Hong Kong, Commercial Radio Hong Kong, Metro Radio Hong Kong and Television Broadcasts Limited. In 2017, Cheung received a master’s degree and an Honorary Doctorate in the London College of Music, United Kingdom and SABI University, France respectively in recognition of his music accomplishments. Cheung has published 47 albums in total, amongst which the “My 1st Collection” album in 2007 set a record that no other local singer has broken so far—not only was it the Best Selling Cantonese Album, but also it is the most recent Cantopop album attaining the status of Platinum Record in Hong Kong.

Winnie Yeung

Winnie Yeung is currently Head of Heritage of The Jockey Club CPS Limited (Tai Kwun: Centre for Heritage and Arts). She is in charge of devising heritage and community exhibitions, interpretive showcases and education programmes at the revitalised Central Police Station compound to celebrate the rich heritage significance of the site, raise awareness on cultural heritage conservation and foster community attachment.

Previously, Winnie was the heritage manager for the UNESCO-awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel and participated in other heritage projects in Hong Kong and Singapore. She specialises in heritage interpretation, education and community engagement. Winnie is a trained architectural conservationist with a Master’s Degree from the Architectural Conservation Programme at The University of Hong Kong. Prior to entering the field of heritage conservation, Winnie was a journalist for publications like “South China Morning Post” and “HK Magazine”, covering a variety of topics including arts and culture, and local news.