This non-profit photography club runs regular outings, allowing members to train their lens on a different side of the city each month. After each shoot, members meet to share their pictures and offer feedback. Annual membership costs $50, but first-timers are welcome to attend an outing free of charge. Club members range from novices through to professional photographers. Everyone is welcome; all you need is a passion for photography.
In the late 1970s a small group of local classic car enthusiasts gathered to share their passion for vintage motors. Today, the non-profit club boasts more than 500 members, and has more than 700 classic cars on its books. Its members meet regularly for drives and car shows, and travel abroad for races and rallies.
Kassia Women’s Choir caters to girls who love a good sing-along, with a repertoire that includes pop ballads, jazz standards and Broadway tunes. It attracts women from all walks of life including teachers and lawyers, journalists and mothers. The group rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm and performs gigs around town. There are also regular social events like post-show parties, art evenings and girls’ nights out.
Part of the Hong Kong Chess Federation, the club provides a place for members to play social chess and attend regular meetings. Members can use its facilities at any time and enjoy free entry to its competitions. It meets each Thursday.
This organization has lots of activities for women wanting to get out and about and meet others. As one of its on-going projects, Needle Arts is a chance to complete unfinished projects, whether it be sewing, quilting, needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting or embroidery, and have a good old chinwag at the same time.
Meetings are held during the day as well as in the evenings at various locations. These are informal discussion groups and members are invited to bring books they would like the group to consider for possible future discussion.
It all started with a no-frills Soviet camera called the Lomo. Lomography enthusiasts use these vintage analogue cameras to produce unique snapshots. They have a simple ethos: “don’t think, just shoot.” Many of the shots are taken at unusual angles, producing saturated colors and artful blurring. This local club runs online forums, galleries and competitions. You can pick up cameras and accessories at the store in Sheung Wan.
The society offers a place for railway fanatics to gather every month to share their assembled treasures and insights about railway collections. Learn more about railways by attending seminars, or sign up for visits to railway-related firms in China. Times of its monthly meetings are posted on the website.
Established in 1921, the HKPS is the oldest philatelic organization in Hong Kong and currently has more than 350 members. As one of the founding members of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately and a member of the Federation Internationale Philatelie, it organized the first international stamp exhibition in 1997, and national exhibitions such as Hongpex and Hong Kong Stampex. Members meet once a month at their club house and library in Wan Chai, where the society also holds postal auctions.
Formed by a group of enthusiastic bridge players, the HKCBA is the official representative to World Bridge Federation. It hosts international, national and interclub bridge tournaments, and runs classes and talks in association with the Leisure Services and Cultural Department.
This is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while getting up close with the local wildlife. The club runs regular outings, including weekend rambles in the city’s nature reserves and country parks, and wildlife photography expeditions. All ages are welcome.