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Message in a Shell

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In order to cultivate kindness in tough times, Tung Chung resident Debbie Bailey writes uplifting messages on upcycled scallop shells (donated by local seafood vendors) and leaves them on the Lantau trails and across Hong Kong for people to find.

Since she started her project in January last year, Debbie, an EQ Practitioner, who runs a boutique consulting company, has painted and placed out over 150 scallop shells, and she’s been joined by a network of like-minded friends. “We’ve also expanded to include local artists, and this gives them a platform to show their work,” Debbie says. “We have so far featured 22 artists, eight of whom are from Lantau.”

Debbie posts shell locations on social media, and if you are lucky enough to find one, you can keep it or leave it for someone else to find. Just be sure to take a photo of the shell in its location – or take a selfie with it – and post it on Facebook or Instagram at Messageinashellhk.



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