Dan, who loves urban exploration and photography, discovers an abandoned Hakka mansion in the New Territories. The mansion has a history of over 80 years and is rated as a Grade 3 historical building. It is a two-storey building blending Chinese and Western styles, with round stone pillars, carved stone walls, wooden gate firs, and carved fences around the central lightwell on the upper floor.
A revitalisation plan was confirmed at the end of 2019. The plan intends to retain its Hakka architectural characteristics, and to restore it with reference to the original architectural design, combining Chinese and Western design styles, and lease it to social enterprises afterwards.
This article aims at the introduction of the story and history behind the abandoned places, and urban exploration is based on the principle of “not revealing the location” and “not destroying anything”.