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Owing to maintenance work of the library system, all online services and Self-service Library Station services will be suspended from 0:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on 18 July 2019. During the suspension period, the telephone renewal system (Tel: 2698 0002 or 2827 2833) is still available for renewal of borrowed items or enquiry of borrowers' account. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.Details

The Culture of Bamboo Scaffolding

The Culture of Bamboo Scaffolding

Date & Time: 30.11.2019 (Sat) 3:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: South Kwai Chung Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Speaker: Mr. CHAN Siu-fan
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Remarks: Talk conducted in Cantonese. Limited seat. Free admission by phone at 2429 6338 from 16.11.2019 (Saturday).
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2429 6338

Bamboo scaffolds are a common sight in Hong Kong, but they gain little favour from local residents. As a matter of fact, scaffolding techniques are one of our precious cultural heritage. In this talk, the speaker will explain the history of development of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong, types of bamboo scaffolds, wise use of mechanics in different scaffolding structures, scaffolding for festive occasions (bun tower and bamboo matshed) and the prospects of the scaffolding industry in Hong Kong.