“I Love North Point, North Point is My Home”, a mural at the exit A of North Point station was painted by Hong Kong artist Tao Ho and the children of North Point. Sept. 24, 2016
Open-air bazaar at Marble Road which sells merchandise at reasonable prices has attracted a lot of tourists. Sept. 22, 2016
Youth are having fun on the soccer pitch. Sept. 24, 2016
Lam (black shirt) often plays basketball with his friends and has been using the basketball court for several years. Sept. 24, 2016
Tourists are on their way to North Point Ferry Pier. Sept. 24, 2016
Skyline in North Point is now filled by building under construction which wrapped in a green net for safety purpose. Sept. 22, 2016
Children were cheering after a goal was scored, while adults were dripping with sweat competing on a basketball court, despite the glaring sun and hot weather in the afternoon.
The playground which occupied by a public five-a-side soccer pitch and a basketball court is where the community of North Point spend their leisure time, regardless of day and night.
Located between Tin Chiu Street, Java Road and Marble Road, this playground is now facing challenges as it might be turning into a single 34-storey subsidized-sale government housing block, according to South China Morning Post.
Lam, residence of the community, expressing his disappointment for the housing plan, “If the playground was removed, I would need to walk at least 20 minutes to the nearest basketball court. It is very inconvenient for me.” he said.
Walking along the street adjacent to the North Point Ferry Pier, it is common to see the skyline of North Point filled by building under construction wrapped in a green net.
“Even though the government promised to move the playground to the nearby park with upgraded facilities, but it doesn’t guarantee they might one day take away the facility for development purpose,” Lam said.
This is a photo story assignment for MAIJS program, Hong Kong Baptist University