This year, Point of AC has created the brand “Tang Tang Tang Tang” with the intention to introduce more about the traditional Hong Kong culture.
Our team members, Vien, is one of the Tang family. Vien lives in a village called San Wai. It is an area with a lot of historical significance in Hong Kong, and one of the very few places in the city where heritages of such history still exist.
The Tang Clan Walled Villages
The Tang Clan, one of the Five Great Clans of the New Territories, are one of Hong Kong’s oldest families. Their lineage can be traced back 30 generations in Hong Kong, and they have been settled in the area for over 900 years. They currently occupy close to 10 square kilometres in New Territories West, and San Wai is one of the "Five Wais and Six Tsuens" of the Tang family territory.
Tang Village Culture
Stepping into the village, we were earnestly welcomed by the villagers, who told us stories behind some of their unique structure. The Tang Dynasty Hall solemnly located at the entrance of the village, with stunning historical remains from the Qing Dynasty arranged around the hall interior, a declared monument, inside which the names of male ancestors were inscribed as a sign of respect.
As we strolled through the narrow streets and alleyways, we entered the private study hall of Vien's family built in year 1830. Gentle sunlight and cooling breeze greeted us through the patio of the ancestral structure, along with the sight of a big beautiful longan tree blooming at the backyard. These kind villagers love to share the fruits and vegetables that they’ve picked from their own farms and gardens, and so they have generously gifted us their homegrown longans. We too are eager to pay this sweet gesture forward and share them with our clients and friends.
Inspired by the village’s efforts in preserving traditional customs as well as their spirit of sharing, we created the brand “Tang Tang Tang Tang” (an onomatopoeia signifying a grand entrance or celebratory occasion) with the intention to introduce more about the traditional Hong Kong culture.
The clover-like logo, which signifies vitality,
growth and opportunity, was inspired by the traditionally patterned tiles in the village architectures.
We hope that through this brand we can introduce more products about Hong Kong, giving more people a taste of its unique culture and history.