architecture

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (VI) — 92-year-old Chinese Tenement Stays Sturdy After Truck Crash

Yau Tsim Mong District is the smallest district in Hong Kong. Formerly the two districts – Yau Tsim District and Mong Kok District were combined in 1994 as today’s Yau Tsim Mong District. Hong Kong government developed the south of Public Square Street in Yau Ma Tei since 1876. Station Street (today’s Shanghai Street) and Temple Street were then open …

Doris So - June 21, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (V) — Sham Shui Po Downgraded Historic Building

Sham Shui Po is a perfect place for buying electronic parts, cheap products and antiques. In addition to shopping, Sham Shui Po is a place with a high density of old buildings. So, we’ve brought you five valuable historic buildings in Sham Shui Po. 117-125 Nam Cheong Street 117-125 Nam Cheong Street is the largest group of tenement houses in …

Doris So - March 28, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (IV) – The Not-being-graded Tenement House in Central

120 Wellington Street, Central It is estimated that the tenement at 120 Wellington Street has a long history of 137 years, which becomes the very last existing tenement among the first generation tenements in Hong Kong. Before the tenement being emptied, it was occupied by Wing Wo grocery store, which had been operated for 80 years. As 120 Wellington Street …

Doris So - March 9, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (III) — The Last Corner Tenement Building in Wan Chai

Wan Chai was known as “Ha Wan” in the past. Owning to the reconstruction, it leads to a rapid dropping number of the historical buildings in Wan Chai in the recent years, such as Lee Tung Street, also known as Wedding Card Street as it was a centre for publishing wedding cards. In fact, Wan Chai is still there remains …

Doris So - February 28, 2017

The ‘Disappearing’ Buildings in Hong Kong (II) – The Forbidden Public House in Tsing Yi

Tsing Yi is an island in Hong Kong. It has been developed into a new town with numerous malls, recreational facilities and residential buildings. There are still some unique traditions preserved amongst Tsing Yi inhabitants. For example, the male members of the indigenous inhabitants have the rights to apply for Ting Uk and to inherit properties. Tsing Yi holds Tsing …

Doris So - February 21, 2017

The ‘Disappearing’ Buildings (I) – a 600-year-old Village in Tsuen Wan?!

Hong Kong has rapidly developed from a fishing port some 170 years ago to nowadays a major international financial centre. The trace of the old Hong Kong can hardly be seen due to the rapid development and the unceasing projects of urban renewal. The large scale redevelopment projects namely Kwun Tong Town Centre Project will soon turn Kwun Tong into …

Doris So - February 15, 2017

Hey, can we meet up at … ? – Explore Major Hong Kong Island Landmarks & Buildings

Hong Kong boasts one of the most spectacular cityscapes and skylines in the world. Standing across the water in Kowloon, over Victoria Harbour, anyone can admire these architectural beauties on Hong Kong Island. if you just moved to Hong Kong, while tourists are busy taking photos of majestic skyline and learning, you should better pick a favourite building or learn their names too, because …

Ne Eun Nancy Lim - October 12, 2016