Special Programs at JTIA for

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

July 1, 2023


To celebrate the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day, Jao Tsung-I Academy (JTIA) will organize a series of celebration activities, including public guided tours and art and creative experience workshops at JTIA.

Cultural Conservation Guided Tour 


Hall 1, The Gallery (Low Zone)

● No need to book for the free guided tour, just turn up

● Each tour is limited to 15 people only


The JTIA’s Public Cultural Conservation Guided Tour returns with great fanfare and reopens to the public for the first time since the pandemic!


Jao Tsung-I Academy is located on a hillside in Lai Chi Kok. The buildings on its current site were once used as a quarantine station, a prison, an infectious disease hospital, and a rehabilitation centre. Though it has served different roles and performed different functions at different times, they all had one thing in common – they played a special role in responding to the needs of society at that time.  Taking the theme of “Hong Kong Cultural Inheritance”, the building complex with its unique location and architecture has been preserved, re-planned, and revitalized to become a landmark cultural platform, responding to the cultural development needs of present-day society. The guide will lead the public around JTIA and explain the historical changes and special architectural features of JTIA as it is today.


Cultural and Artistic Experiences


(Middle Zone: Outdoor and Activity Room)


Professional art instructors will demonstrate calligraphy and handmade crafts, providing the public with a variety of artistic and cultural experiences. Interested public can come to JTIA to participate in workshops on the spot and experience art created under the guidance of instructors.



  1. Outdoor sketching demonstration

Tutor: Mr. Frederick Yuen Chi Ming

* Outdoor area


  1. Art demonstration and creative experience

Tutor: Ms Pan Li / Ms Kathy Tse / Mr. Cai Yong

Venue: Activity Room (Block J)


  1. Making fragrant candles

Tutor: Ms Natalie Ngai

Venue: Activity Room (Block J)


● Free Demonstration.

● For participation, only small fees for materials are required (depending on the cost of materials needed for the activity).

● The finished item can be taken away.

● On-the-spot participation, no appointment required.


Special Dining and Accommodation Offers at JTIA


Enjoy various privileges when spending at JTIA’s Restaurants and Heritage Lodge on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.


● Coffeeflow: Enjoy 29% off when you spend $500 or more

● House of Joy: when two people spend $300 or more, they will receive a complimentary dessert.

● Heritage Lodge (Cultural Accommodation):

(Book through the Reservations Department of Heritage Lodge or the Heritage Lodge website only)

● Free upgrade from Standard Room will be upgraded to Feature Room*

● Check-out time will be extended to 1:00 p.m.

● Free Gift – 1997 memorial stamp set.

*subject to room availability

Reservations: 2100 2888, www.heritagelodgehk.com



Program inquiries: 2100 2828 / programme@jtia.hk