Mei Ho House - The Story of a Fire Accident

The story of this building begins with a disastrous fire in 1953.
This fire was one of the most disastrous in the history of Hong Kong.
It caused about fifty thousands of people homeless.
The Government started an emergency program to build basic resettlement blocks to house the fire victims.
This building was built in a short period of time and was one of the resettlement blocks used to resettle the fire victims.

This building is a six-storey Mark I H-shaped resettlement block.
It is also the only surviving resettlement block of this type in Hong Kong.
In 2009, this building was restored and transformed into a youth hostel and a museum.

The exhibits of the museum display the history of nearby district and the story of public housing of Hong Kong.
It also serves as a guide for visitors for their exploration in the nearby district.

To reach this museum, exit off Sham Shui Po MTR Station Exit D2.
Then, walk along Kweilin Street to get to Tai Po Road.
Once you reach Tai Po Road, you will see the museum.

Location: Mei Ho House
Address: 70 Berwick Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

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