26 Wellington Street
Set up as a seamen’s boarding house, Wo Kee Chan served as a base for revolutionary activities. Tse Tsan-tai, founder of the South China Morning Post, planned and organised the Guangzhou uprising of 1903 here. The original site of Wo Kee Chan is located at 20 D’Aguilar Street.
Set up as a seamen’s boarding house located on the third floor of 20 D’Aguilar Street, Wo Kee Chan served as a base for revolutionary activities, and it was here that the Guangzhou uprising of 1903 was planned and organised; led by Tse Tsan-tai and supported financially by Li Ki-tong, a wealthy Hong Kong merchant, it eventually failed. Tse withdrew from the revolutionary campaign and founded the South China Morning Post with the aim of promoting reform and revolution.
Wo Kee Chan is no longer here, and only Number 20 of D’Aguilar Street remains as part of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail. A century is gone. Let us follow the footstep of a giant in history and catch the glimpses of days gone by in the miniature world of light and shade.
Currently a secondary school Visual Arts teacher, Alexis Ip graduated in Grantham College of Education, his FOTOMO work “the Blue House” and his pottery work “the Old Memories” were selected in the Hong Kong Arts Biennial 2005. His FOTOMO work “Hong Kong Image, Fa Yuen Street” is the winner of Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Award 2009. Alexis’ works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Arts and overseas art lovers.