Hiking Dragon’s Back with VC Professor Lap-Chee Tsui & Patron Mrs. Ellen Tsui

Date :
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Time :
08:15 – Meet at General Post Office in Central for coach transfer; 09:00 – 11:30 Hiking (enter and exit trail near To Tei Wan village); 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch in Shek O; 13:45 – Coach transfer back to Central
Venue :
Dragon’s Back Trail
Cost :
$550 Member, $650 Non-Member, includes lunch and coach transfer from Central
Limit :
Note :
About 2 1/2 to 3 hours hiking time on an easy to moderate level trail. Please wear comfortable hiking shoes, hat and sunglasses, and bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Enquiries :
Winnie Tang at [email protected] or 9471-2673

The Museum Society is delighted to organize a morning hike on the Dragon’s Back with our VC Professor Lap-Chee Tsui and his wife, our Patron Mrs. Ellen Tsui. Both are avid hikers who have treaded on many wonderful trails in Hong Kong. One of their favorites is the Dragon’s Back, a popular and scenic route on HK Island. In 2004, it was voted as the ‘Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia’ by Time Magazine (Asia Ed.).

We will begin the hike through the entrance on Shek O Road near the To Tei Wan village and traverse through the rugged undulating spinal ridge of the Dragon’s Back. The trail offers spectacular views of Shek O, Tai Long Wan, Stanley, Tai Tam and the South China Sea. At the end of our hike, we will be rewarded with a delicious meal at one of the alfresco restaurants in the Shek O Village.

Needing little introduction, Professor Lap-Chee Tsui is the 14th Vice Chancellor of HKU, serving the University from 2002 to 31 March 2014. He is a renowned international scientist, having led groundbreaking research on human genetics. Mrs. Ellen Tsui has been the Museum Society’s 3rd and longest serving Patron, attending eleven of our Annual General Meetings. Devoted to building a strong HKU Family, they have enthusiastically supported the Museum Society in organizing numerous successful events at the University Lodge over the years. The Museum Society wishes them the best in their new endeavours.

Please join us for a day of great fun with our dear VC and Patron!