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Hands-on approach to mental illness

With the aim of combatting the fear and misconceptions surrounding mental illness, Castle Peak Hospital’s Mind Space museum enables visitors to experience hallucinations, similar to the sensory experiences mentally ill patients encounter, by way of rooms that utilise virtual reality (VR) technology.   A group of secondary students recently embarked on a journey through Mind Space after registering and receiving patient wristbands. This unique mental health experience museum provided them with a comprehensive understanding of the development of psychiatric services in Hong Kong.   Displays in the museum showcase intriguing relics, including the evolution of restraints and handwritten patient records. Additionally, the students were given the opportunity to explore a mock protection room designed to provide a calming environment for patients.   Furthermore, students could learn about the scientific aspects behind the causes of mental illness at the Brain Tour zone. One of the

Property sales up 19.9%

The Land Registry recorded 9,067 sale and purchase agreements for all building units received for registration in March, up 19.9% from February and 99.1% higher year-on-year.   The total consideration for such agreements rose 21.3% from February to $78 billion, representing a 117.9% year-on-year increase.   Of the agreements, 7,444 were for residential units in March, up 21.5% from February and 92.4% higher than a year ago.   The total consideration of residential units was $69.3 billion, a rise of 21.8% compared with February and up 118.4% from March 2020.   There were 541,242 land register searches last month.
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