HOMETOWN HEROES: I AM A DREAM MAKER is a youth empowerment project that offers students from Hong Kong universities a rare opportunity to take the lead in designing, planning and executing the White Christmas Street Fair 2019, Swire Properties' annual community celebration, and one of HK’s biggest and most popular seasonal events.

Participants will pitch ideas to organisers, with a maximum of two teams winning the HK$200,000 paid 6-month project internship at the Swire Properties Placemaking Academy. Here they will learn from the Company’s senior management and event-planning experts, as well as from a host of thought leaders from the design and community-planning industries. Most importantly, they can further develop their innovation skills and broaden their horizons.
Project Details
Swire Restaurant

Introduction of Swire Restaurant
Swire restaurants span the reaches of international cuisines, while remaining uniquely steeped in Hong Kong’s blend of cultures. Whether it’s a humble bistro in the heart of town, a continental grand café with a contemporary touch, or a three-storey neighbourhood hangout, every one of our venues offers a new experience.

We see our restaurants as gathering spots for Hong Kong’s many personalities: on-the-go business folk seeking quick, nutritious meals; lunching ladies setting up all-day alfresco roots; evening gourmands looking for a modest affair; or late-night libertines pairing fine cocktails with light bites. They all come together, under the Swire Restaurants family.

Judging Panel

Mr Mark Percy
Executive Chef and Director of Restaurant & Bar of EAST, Hong Kong
Ms Reina Tamaru
Brand Ambassador, ABC Cooking Studio Hong Kong Limited
Dr. Andrew Chiu
Eastern District Councilor (Tai Koo Shing West constituency)
Mr. Patrick Wong
Eastern District Councilor (Tai Koo Shing East constituency)

Community Interviewees

Chow Yiu Fai
Chow Yiu Fai
Pia Ho
Goro Wong
Yvette Wong
1 June, 2019
Kick-off Brief Session
2 - 21 June, 2019
Proposal Submission
25 June, 2019 am
Presentation by Shortlisted Teams
25 June, 2019 pm
Presentation by Top Teams
Jul - Dec 2019
Project Internship
Vicky Fung, Chow Yiu Fai, CMgroovy, Pia Ho, Subyub Lee, Yvette Wong... (more to come soon!)
Vicky Fung
Chow Yiu Fai
Pia Ho
Subyup Lee
Yvette Wong
...... more to come soon!
Sign up for the briefing session to find out more 

Date: 1 June 2019
Time: 2:00- 6:00 pm
Place: Blueprint, 2/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place
Project Background & Briefing Document: 
Download HereEnquiry: hometownheroes@swireproperties.com