STARTING in 2017, the Hong Kong government has been making tunnels and spaces underneath overpasses more pleasant. The Highways Department (路政署) added murals and colour shapes to road spaces that are usually ignored.
Eight road spaces that see the most foot traffic, including ones in Shau Kei Wan (筲箕灣), Sham Shui Po (深水埗) and Tseung Kwan O (將軍澳), were beautified. The walls or undersides of roads and subways are decorated using various location-related themes, and pedestrians can scan the QR codes at the art area to see the ideas behind it.
For example, the ceiling of a subway in Sham Shui Po was pasted with shapes of marine animals such as Chinese dolphins, turtles and jellyfish. This marine theme was picked so that passers-by would feel the calming effect of the ocean.
(This article is published on Goodies on 29 May 2018)