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Hong Kong Spy Trail

  • 08 October 2022
  • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 4


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We are pleased to announce that “Big Bill”, a local American expat and cultural walking tour guide, has agreed to offer our members an exclusive preview of an exciting new tour based on the history of intelligence, espionage and intrigue in and around Colonial Hong Kong. The chronology of the tour spans roughly from the period shortly preceding the colony’s inception in 1842 through its return to China in 1997.

Bill specialises in photographic walking tours with a strong cultural and historical element. Over the years he has accumulated a fascinating dossier of historical Hong Kong intelligence and espionage anecdotes gleaned from books, academic articles, online archives and news reports. Now he has repackaged the best of them together in a spy themed Hong Kong walking tour.

Although Bill was never employed in the “intelligence industry”, his earlier exploits as an international business lawyer involved many espionage like situations particularly in Central Europe during the very early 90s and later winding up in Asia.

This 3 hour tour will begin at the top of Pottinger Street (named after a famous British spy who later became the first Governor of Hong Kong). In front of the old Central Police Station.

As you walk past various landmarks, Bill will spin a memorable yarn viewing each of them through the lense of intelligence, espionage and clandestine operations. The tour will wind up in the recently opened Convention Center MTR Station. At the end of the tour Bill will provide you with his own “Top Secret” briefing on the subject.

This is not a tour specifically targeting intelligence afficionados and experts. It is designed to entertain and inform a wider audience and will incorporate elements of popular culture as well as historical accounts of the exploits of prominent and intriguing local personalities.

The suggested age of attendees is 14 years and up, although exceptions can be made for mature young adults.

Be sure to dress for hot weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a cold bottle of water.

If you would like to learn more about Bill and his walking tours visit his website:

“Be subtle, be subtle and use your spies for every kind of business.” Sun Tzu



The Australian Association of Hong Kong was established to encourage support, have fun and good fellowship whilst naturally creating opportunities amongst Hong Kong based Australians and their friends to get the most out of Hong Kong.


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