From Clearwater Bay to Tai Long Wan, the Sai Kung Peninsula is Hong Kong’s back garden – a place where people go to swim, hike, eat seafood alfresco, and escape the city. But besides the popular beaches and waterfront restaurants, there is an abundance of hidden attractions, and artist Lorette E. Roberts has discovered them for this book.
In these pages you’ll find rolling green hills, weekend junk trips, gambling grannies and pooches on parade; walled village houses and old film studios; Sung-dynasty temples and rice farmers’ implements; fish markets, folk museums and wakeboarding clubs; a Chinese herbalist’s shop and the tools of ancient trades; sampan ladies, fleets of ferries, and ships of all shapes! Third in a series of bestselling books, Sketches of Sai Kung paints this beautiful area of Hong Kong in a new light.
“Roberts’ sketches are quirky and subjects quaint – this coupled with short descriptions from the author makes the breezy book strangely compelling.” – LeeAnn Bennett, HK Magazine
“Sai Kung and its surroundings are located north of the bustling areas of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. I’d always known it as a place to hike on weekends, but upon opening this book I realized it was so much more than that. And it definitely brought back memories.” – Susan Blumberg-Kason’s book of the week
“Lorette Roberts is hardly the first foreigner to be captivated by Hong Kong. But she is unique in using this fascination to put her personal spin on the city by creating sketches of the local culture. … Her passion for drawing dates back to her childhood. “As a child, I drew before I wrote. I used to draw a picture when I couldn’t spell a word,” she says. She first got hooked on Asia, and Hong Kong in particular, at boarding school in Britain. “My best friend was from Hong Kong. I heard so much about the city that I felt like I’d lived there too,” she says.” – Young Post