Urban Diary
未來故事 永續香港|Sustainable Future, Hong Kong Tales

30 Houses and the Hungry Ghost Festival

Wong Kun-oi, kaifong (local residents) calls him Uncle Sai. He has held the baton of the annual Hungry Ghost ceremony for 22 years, and is also a core member of the 30 Houses. The 30 Houses may sound unfamiliar nowadays, it is the name for the area that roughly overlaps present day Soho (south of Hollywood Road) in Central. For the annual ceremony to take place, the 30 House community has to overcome challenges brought to them by urbanization and redevelopment. The documentary features how Uncle Sai puts together the ceremony and maintains a disappearing community.