“Believe in Hong Kong” exhibition celebrates 150 years of commitment

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition.
Take a virtual tour of the exhibition.
The making of the exhibition is captured in a 1-minute video.

The making of the exhibition is captured in a 1-minute video.
"Believe in Hong Kong" is the title of a new exhibition, celebrating Swire's more than a century and a half of doing business in Hong Kong and highlighting its commitment to the city.

The exhibition is being held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, with free admission to the public from 27th August to 12th October 2021 and a virtual tour available from 3rd September onwards. Six themed zones: "Early Entrepreneurship", "Refining Industry", "Maritime Evolution", "Transforming Communities", "Building an Aviation Hub" and "Realising Potential" tell the story of how Swire has grown and evolved with Hong Kong, since first opening an office in the city in 1870.

The final zone, "Realising Potential", outlines the work of the Swire Trust in Hong Kong and the various projects funded by the HK$150-million, "TrustTomorrow" initiative that was established to mark the group's sesquicentennial anniversary in Hong Kong last year. All of these programmes aim to connect people with opportunities that will help them to build a more robust, nurturing, and sustainable community – echoing the theme of the exhibition, "Believe in Hong Kong".

Guy Bradley, Chairman of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, said: "Swire businesses touch the lives of most Hong Kong people. This exhibition reflects our confidence in the future of Hong Kong and our determination to see this city thrive for the long-term." The familyfriendly exhibition includes many historic photographs and artefacts from the Swire archives, as well as fun and educational interactive displays; in fact, plenty to entertain and enthral both old and young visitors.
Numerous artefacts from the Swire HK Archive Service are on display.
By standing in front of the Magic Mirror, visitors can picture themselves in their ideal Swire career.
By standing in front of the Magic Mirror, visitors can picture themselves in their ideal Swire career.
The interactive “My Swire City” exhibit lets visitors build an “ideal” city with their own choice of buildings and facilities – teaching them how to plan a thriving and sustainable neighbourhood.
The interactive "My Swire City" exhibit lets visitors build an "ideal" city with their own choice of buildings and facilities – teaching them how to plan a thriving and sustainable neighbourhood.
Coca-Cola collectibles will bring back many happy memories across the generations. The Giant Dispenser offers a great photo opportunity for Coca-Cola fans.
Coca-Cola collectibles will bring back many happy memories across the generations. The Giant Dispenser offers a great photo opportunity for Coca-Cola fans.
Visitors can experience virtual travel on a Cathay Pacific Business Class seat while enjoying a medley of old and new aviation videos.
Visitors can experience virtual travel on a Cathay Pacific Business Class seat while enjoying a medley of old and new aviation videos.
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