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"Patszikui" (a cabinet of 100 children), which usually has 100 small drawers, is used in a traditional Chinese medicine shop to store various herbal medicine. A serial of drawer from bottom to top, would be pulled out and stepped by the counter staff to reach the medicine kept near the top.
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum, opened in December 2000, is under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government. It is a multi-disciplined museum which explores the unique cultures of Hong Kong, with special focuses on local living and creative culture such as design, photography, popular culture, Cantonese opera and intangible cultural heritage. It also showcases and connects the cultures of the world with the peoples of Hong Kong.
Shing Chai Tong was formerly located at 180 Queen's Road Central. It was one of the first Chinese herbal medicine shops in Hong Kong. Before starting his business in Hong Kong in 1885, Mr. Tang Sek-kwan had a sizable herbal medicine shop in Guangzhou. Mr. Tang maintained good relationship with the government officials in Guangzhou and that explains the reason for having five plagues given by the Chinese officials in shop.
A lively and diverse range of exhibitions and programmes are organized to engage the visitors in a highly enjoyable and educational experience. The collection of the museum is wide-ranging but can be broadly classified as art, historical and cultural materials by nature. Its art collection consists of three main categories. The first category is Chinese fine arts collection, which includes Chinese antiquities spanning from the Neolithic period to Qing dynasty, as well as a comprehensive collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy of the Lingnan master Chao Shao-an.
Furthermore, the Museum has acquired over 19,000 historical documents and books, including accounts, certificates, business and government letters, textbooks and other items, all of which shed light on the social, economic and educational development of Hong Kong.
Other items of local historical interest include industrial products, furniture and commercial items, Dr Sun Yat-sen's and his family's collection, the items collected from various government departments prior to the 1997 Handover and those relating to the Handover Ceremony, etc.
Interior of the Shing Chai Tong Herb Co. established in 1885 in Hong Kong. It was originally located at 180 Queen's Road Central.