Bridge the welfare gap

As told to Cynthia Chung *Interviewee’s name has been changed as requested* Can you please tell me about your position in Refugee Union? My name is Alex*, I volunteer my time running the Refugee Union in HK. I’m the secretary, I handle all communications and administration. This involves the usual day-to-day work in an office,…

Food for thought

(Continued from Part 1) You have to understand that being a refugee is not a crime. It is not something we should be punished for, or a reason to squeeze us or mistreat us or use against us as though we have done something wrong. To deny us our human rights, our joy, our dignity…

Education, the greatest equaliser

To be a refugee, no one wants to be a refugee. It is part of life. You never think, when you are in your home country “oh, one day, I will be a refugee”. We kicked off the first session of Table of Two Cities with some incredible dishes from Uganda, prepared by Amanda*, one…

Finding a different narrative in Hong Kong 

Hi everyone! Thanks for taking a moment to read our page. We are looking forward to sharing the first photos of this project with you. Perhaps by way of background, you might be asking – why refugees and why Hong Kong? Our starting point is simple: We are involved in the Hong Kong third sector…

Behind the Name

Welcome to Table of Two Cities. We are doing a deep-dive of refugee and asylum seeker stories in Hong Kong, through the medium of food. Hong Kong is indisputably a major foodie destination. There is a dizzying array of restaurants at every price point and the town is decorated in Michelin stars. Office workers stream…