China News Service, Hong Kong, February 19 (Xinhua) Reporters learned on the 19th that the huge red heart-shaped design installation "Chubby Hearts" designed by British designer Anya Hindmarch has become a "check-in" hotspot for Hong Kong citizens and tourists. The organization organizes "Chasing Heart" activities to allow participants to experience the cultural and artistic atmosphere of the grand event.

The giant red heart on Kwai Lam Street in Sham Shui Po attracts tourists to take photos. Photo courtesy of "Hong Kong Live"

  In the past few days, multiple "Chubby Hearts" red heart devices have appeared in "pop-ups" in many places across Hong Kong, conveying love and creative surprises. Hong Kong cultural enterprise "Living Hong Kong" launched a "pop-up heart-chasing group" for five consecutive days starting from the 19th. On the first day, participants came to Sham Shui Po District to explore the unique architecture and authentic features of the district. With the giant red heart floating on Kwai Lam Street in Sham Shui Po as the background, they recorded the unique landscape of Sham Shui Po in the form of urban sketches.

  Chen Zhiyuan, founder of "Living Hong Kong" said: "Large-scale events can bring new experiences to tourists and citizens. We hope to combine cultural activities and authentic culture by organizing special pop-up groups to create a unique and interesting city tourism experience. Participants can further feel the cultural atmosphere and connotation of the community.”

  Participant Zhang Zhaowen used water pens, ball pens and other tools to quickly depict the urban landscape. He said that the event gave more participants the opportunity to observe and explore the charm of the city with new eyes.

Giant red heart in Statue Square Gardens, Central. Photo courtesy of Chen Guoji’s social platform

  On the same day, the Hong Kong Design Center, the curator of the "Chubby Hearts" exhibition, arranged for a group of students and mentors from the "Teen" program to go to the Statue Square Garden in Central to view this giant installation art work up close. The trainees then went to the Hong Kong Design Center to participate in a workshop to learn about the trends and prospects of Hong Kong’s cultural and arts development industry. The "Teen" program for creating a bright future is a support program launched by the SAR government specifically for middle school students living in subdivided housing.

  Chan Kwok-kee, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong SAR Government, said through social platforms that Hong Kong, as a center for cultural and artistic exchanges between China and foreign countries, is an important cooperation and exchange platform for artistic talents from all over the world. The SAR government will continue to bring a variety of large-scale events to Hong Kong to bring more fun to the public and a better experience to tourists, showing the exciting and diverse aspects of Hong Kong.

  It is reported that the "Chubby Hearts" exhibition was held from February 14th to 24th. In the first three days, more than 200,000 people visited the exhibition, of which more than 20% were tourists. (over)