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Tin Hau Temple, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

October 11, 2013


“Legend has it that Tin Hau, the name of a female fishing God, was born in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and who could forecast weather from a young age. This gift saved the lives of many seafarers and she became revered as a god by fishermen. Numerous Tin Hau Temples are dotted along the coast of southern China where the inhabitants, many of them fisher folk or descendants’ of fishing communities, celebrate his her birthday every spring.

Hong Kong is no exception. It was once home to many fishing communities who worshipped Tin Hau and sought her protection from the elements. Today visitors flock to the temples to worship and get her guidance about careers, love, travel, health, and just about anything.

The Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay is one of over 100 Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong . It is located at 10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay, east of Victoria Park, and has given its name to the MTR Station serving it, as well as the neighboring area. It was originally on the waterfront but is now located inland as a consequence of land reclamation.”

Here are a few pages from my 1993 sketchbook when I first visited the Causeway Bay Tin Hau Temple.








  1. Memories last forever in sketchbooks

  2. Thanks for visiting. I get requests from my colleagues to introduce them to my way of sketching. My office wants me to promote free-hand sketching in conceptual designs as well as integrated into final design presentations. But that will take skill, practice and perseverance.

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