Jason Wordie is an established local historian and writer. He has made his home in the New Territories for more than twenty years.
A History graduate from Hong Kong University, he was a Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch for some years. He also served in the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) from 1990-1992. A keen recreational hiker, and an enthusiastic gardener, Jason is an active member of the Hong Kong Gardening Society.
Ruins of War: A Guide to Hong Kong’s Battlefields and Wartime Sites, jointly written with Ko Tim-keung, was his first book, published in November 1996. Subsequently he prepared the manuscript of The Voices of Macao Stones, Sir Lindsay and Lady Ride’s illustrated general history of Macao, for publication by Hong Kong University Press.
Following its successful release in 1999, other popularly-orientated books followed – these include Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island, published by Hong Kong University Press in 2002, and its companion volume Streets: Exploring Kowloon, published in 2007.
For more than ten years, Jason has had a series of regular columns in the South China Morning Post that explore numerous aspects of local history, culture and society. His current column, Then and Now, appears every week in the Sunday Morning Post’s Post Magazine.
In recent years Jason has conducted historical walking tours in Hong Kong, Macao and Canton (Guangzhou) as well as historical lectures for a variety of local community groups and cultural organisations, in addition to various well-known corporate bodies.
Regular clients have included:
American Women’s Association
The Helena May
The Asia Society
The Canadian Club of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Club
The Australian Association of Hong Kong
The Royal Geographical Society
Swiss Association of Hong Kong
Italian Women’s Association
German-Speaking Women’s Association
American Institute of Architects - Hong Kong Chapter
A sought-after lecturer on a variety of Asia-focused historical subjects, Jason skillfully combines detailed, breadth-in-depth historical information with a light, anecdotal touch.
Major corporate clients, for both walks and lectures, include Goldman Sachs; Deacons; the Royal Bank of Scotland; Stephenson Harwood; and various other leading local organisations.
Jason Wordie is a Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort.
Sarah Cunich - Administration Manager
Sarah has lived in Hong Kong for 16 years. Originally from the UK, she has extensive experience as an administrator in the arts where she worked with playwrights, film and theatre producers and directors. In Hong Kong she has most recently been involved in interview training for students and in western dining etiquette for children and young adults. She is very involved in the local community and is Chair of the Hong Kong Riding Club which promotes riding for young people. She is also Chair of the PTA at her daughter’s school.
Sarah has always loved exploring the hills and trails of Hong Kong, so having the chance to walk with Jason and his groups from time to time makes this a great job for her!
Please contact Sarah for all enquiries, she will be delighted to assist you.