Learn all about the notorious Chinese pirate Cheung Po Tsai, his battles against government and his role in Hong Kong maritime history
Ever been curious about pirates? No, not the Johnny Depp kind. But legendary Chinese pirates who battled against government forces and helped established the beginnings of trading routes in Asia. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is launching a special exhibition titled ‘Pirates of the South China Sea: Chasing Cheung Po Tsai and Port Cities’, exploring Hong Kong maritime history through the eyes of Cheung Po Tsai, a notorious pirate in the South China Seas during the late 18th century. Learn about pirates bases, trading operations and sieges with help of eighteenth-century paintings on loan from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, as well as new insight into this famous historical character. There’s a whole new slice of history waiting to be discovered.