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    Causeway Bay: Then & Now


    Feature

    Causeway Bay embodies the many facets of Hong Kong – the fast pace, fascinating contrasts and dynamic energy. From the city’s very beginning to the present day, its diversity and vibrancy makes it a beloved neighbourhood.

    • Harold Poon


      Product designer

      “Causeway Bay is where I met my wife, so I guess it’s a special place for me. I also love it because it’s got loads of character. There are all these small local shops…

      Streetsnaps
    • Tia Antiyas


      Indonesian domestic helper

      “I’ve been in Hong Kong for 10 years and I feel it’s great here. It’s so much better because it’s so hard to make money in Indonesia. A lot of Indonesian domestic…

      Streetsnaps
    • Otto Leong


      A childhood spent at Lee Theatre

      Lee Theatre was once one of the city’s most glamorous institutions. Standing at the very edge of Percival Street, it opened to the public in 1927 and hosted a range of shows from Cantonese opera to film screenings, and even the Miss Hong Kong pageant during its heyday…

      Interviews
    • Dr Lau


      Chinese Medicine Practitioner

      Dr Lau Tai-yum can recall the days when Lee Garden was just a quarry where he and his school friends would play. “There were only a couple of shops…

      Interviews
    • Sandy Ki


      Owner, Old San Yang

      It’s difficult to imagine Causeway Bay as anything but a bustling metropolis, but Sandy Ki has witnessed the neighbourhood evolve into the burgeoning business and shopping hub it is today…

      Interviews
    • Hong Kong Street Snack Stalls


      Hong Kong street snack stalls are peppered throughout the city’s densest districts, serving office workers, hungry shoppers, teenagers and tourists. Each stall has its own specialty. In Causeway Bay, many of them are busy all day ladling out their signature siu mai and curry fishballs…

      Streetsnaps
    • Ryan, Ryan, Jacky, Danny


      Basketball players

      Danny: “I play basketball here a few times a week. I also go to Southern Stadium because my school is there but I prefer Victoria Park because I can get to know more…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jimmy Leung


      Martial artist and Founder, THE FIGHTERS CLUB

      If it were up to Jimmy Leung, he’d have begun his martial arts training when he was a little kid. But the biggest adversary to his plan wasn’t some opponent in the ring…

      Interviews

    Celebrating Causeway Bay


    Feature

    A neighbourhood in flux, Causeway Bay’s constant evolution keeps residents and visitors coming back for more. Whether it’s fashion, food, film or art, it’s a part of Hong Kong that keeps people mesmerised and inspired.

    We are the neighbourhood


    Feature

    Thanks to its historic role as the centre of gravity for social life on Hong Kong island, Causeway Bay is home to some of the city’s most tight-knit communities. Some have been around for generations, others are only just developing.

    • Candy Cheung


      Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter Seafood Owner

      “We grew up here on the water. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter used to be filled with these floating restaurants, but by the 90s, they’d begun to disappear. Some of the few that remained eventually shut down and opened up on-land instead…

      Streetsnaps
    • The Lee Gardens Hotel


      Joseph Yung, former General Manager and Toh Toh Ma, former Chief Executive

      Even now, 25 years after its doors closed for the last time, the legacy of Lee Gardens Hotel lives on in the memory of those who called the hotel their home…

      Interviews
    • Christopher DeWolf


      Journalist

      Ever since he was a teenager, Christopher DeWolf has been fascinated by cities: “I’ve always been interested in them and what makes them tick….

      Interviews
    • Auntie Yuk


      Pantyhose vendor on Pak Sha Road

      “I’ve had customers, including celebrities and politicians, who would definitely get upset if I ever moved my stall. I’m sure they’d be asking people…

      Streetsnaps
    • Four Generations of the Lee Family


      At the historic opening of Lee Garden Three in November 2018, Irene Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development remarked, “We have four generations of the Lee family here today to celebrate the opening of Lee Garden Three…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yum Sing Bar


      Rosalie Carpio and Alex Lai

      “You ask me how deep my love for you is. How much do I really love you? My affection is real, my love is real. The moon represents my heart…”

      Teresa Teng’s beloved song is an apt choice for Rosalie Carpio’s set list…

      Interviews
    • K1 and Chun


      Fans of Danish Bakery

      “Places like the Danish Bakery are really special. They’re independent shops and so there’s only one in Causeway. In fact, I think there’s only one in the whole…

      #Food   #Places  
      Streetsnaps
    • Kasey Cheung


      Producer

      “I’ve worked in Causeway Bay for 15 years. There are a lot of music and production companies in this area. In Catic Plaza, there are five to six floors of post-production companies…

      Streetsnaps

    Causeway Bay: A Progressive District


    Feature

    Causeway Bay has always been at the forefront of trends and developments. The neighbourhood is home to some of the most progressive brands in the world as well as some of the most advanced buildings in the city.

    A day in the life of Causeway Bay


    Feature

    The rhythm of its streets changes constantly from dawn till late into the night, capturing the ebb and flow of its people as the spaces they inhabit transform throughout the day.

    • Craigengower Cricket Club


      188 Wong Nai Chung Road

      Founded in 1894 and originally located on Bonham Road, the Craigengower Cricket Club was constructed for the students of Victoria English School.

      Streetsnaps
    • Dr Lam


      Retired doctor

      “I am learning tai chi from Master Tang whose moves are really beautiful. You see other people doing tai chi in Victoria Park, or elsewhere, and they are making the…

      Streetsnaps
    • Scott Chou


      Fan of President Theatre

      “I’m a huge fan of the movies. I go to the cinema at least once a week and the President Theatre is really my favourite place to go. I guess it all comes from when I was young…

      Streetsnaps
    • Ms Lam


      Flyer lady

      “I’m from Sun Wui and live in Kowloon. I’m just helping a friend to pass out flyers for a few days. I stand here and get to see lots of different people on this…

      Streetsnaps
    • Brother Fai


      Fire Dragon Commander-in-Chief,
      Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association

      Tai Hang is still a village, even if it is being swallowed up by the high-rise city that surrounds it. Walk through its narrow grid of streets and you’ll find…

      Interviews
    • Grandma Poon


      Resident of Causeway Bay

      “I was born on Lockhart Road back in 1933. I was 20 years old when I was sent to Cuba to be married and have a family. We came back in 1960 and later bought property…

      Streetsnaps
    • Sim Sim


      Owner, Jardine Bazaar stall

      “I’ve been here for 47 years. I love the women who like my stall. They bring their relatives and friends to visit and I’ve watched them grow from young women…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yau Lee Bean Sauce


      1A Canal Road East

      Nestled in the bustling Canal Street, Yau Lee Bean Sauce has been a top purveyor of fu yu (fermented bean curd) in Hong Kong for nearly 60 years.

      Streetsnaps
    • St. Mary's Church


      Local Landmark

      St. Mary’s Church is an Anglican church that began in 1911 as a chapel for those at the Eyre Diocesan Refuge. Much of the early work depended on volunteers and donations…

      Streetsnaps
    • Wan Chai Fire Station


      435 Hennessy Road

      Wan Chai Fire Station is the oldest fire station still standing in Hong Kong. Its maroon facade and retro-style balconies distinguish it from other fire stations in the city, which have followed a standard design since 1958.

      Streetsnaps
    • eslite


      A platform for culture

      Renowned Taiwanese filmmaker and actress Sylvia Chang’s latest play “Why We Chat” was inspired by the classic Chinese literary collection Liaozhai Zhiyi…

      Interviews
    • Christine Tsoi


      Marketing Manager

      “As a child, I would walk along this street on my way to school. I didn’t know then that decades later, I would still be passing by these same pigeons…

      Streetsnaps
    • Uncle Leung


      Street vendor

      “We picked this spot on Leighton Road today because it’s spacious and we aren’t in peoples’ way. We’ve been here for over 40 years. We used to roast chestnuts…

      Streetsnaps
    • Marian


      Tourist

      “I’m a flight attendant from Holland and I’m here for two nights. I come to Hong Kong a few times a year for work and sometimes I go sightseeing but this time…

      Streetsnaps
    • Cloye Anna


      Kid of Causeway Bay

      “I am going to IKEA. It’s really fun there…

      Streetsnaps
    • Noonday Gun


      A beloved tradition

      A loud ‘bang’ echoes from the Causeway Bay waterfront at precisely 12pm every day. It’s the Noonday Gun, a three-pound artillery gun…

      Streetsnaps
    • Penn Law


      Fan of Gentle Monster

      “I’ve been living in Happy Valley since the day I was born — I’m used to living there and I wouldn’t want to leave. On my days off, I walk my dog from…

      Streetsnaps
    • Christ the King Chapel


      33 Caroline Hill Road

      Dedicated to Christ the King, this chapel is part of the St Paul’s compound in Causeway Bay which also houses a convent and hospital. Its history can be traced back to 1848, when four Sisters of St Paul of Chartres arrived in Hong Kong…

      Streetsnaps
    • Zoroastrian Prayer Hall in Causeway Bay


      Neville Shroff, President, and Ervad Homyar Nasirabadwala, Priest of The Incorporated Trustees of the Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong, Canton & Macao

      Zoroastrianism is known as the oldest practiced religion in the world: originating in ancient Persia over three thousand years ago…

      Interviews
    • Jason Capobianco


      Photographer & filmmaker

      “That small alley of undercover shops inside Leishun Court is a visual masterpiece, a total cinematic moment. Fruit stand, old school printer, dai pai dong…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yee Shun Milk Company


      506 Lockhart Road

      Ask anyone in Hong Kong where to get the best steamed milk pudding, and they will likely point you towards Yee Shun Dairy Company.

      Streetsnaps
    • Boon Yuen


      French Bulldog

      “I live above Fung Shing Restaurant. Every day I go for a walk at the Happy Valley racecourse then rest by the benches. Then we go for another round before…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jessica Lau


      Program Manager, Sustainable Ecological Ethical Development Foundation (SEED)

      A giant satellite dish is not what you’d expect to find in the middle of a farm, but then again, this is no ordinary farm: it’s located on…

      Interviews
    • Takeo and Ryuma Iwami


      Hong Kong Judo Kan

      Over 50 years ago, Ryuma Iwami’s father Takeo came to Hong Kong with the desire to bring with him a part of Japan and its culture: judo. His dojo, Hong Kong Judo Kan, was established in Prince Edward in 1966, and later relocated to Causeway Bay.

      Interviews
    • Celia Garcia


      Long-term Po Leung Kuk volunteer

      “Have you ever heard of ‘airplane olives’? Hawkers would scream from the ground floor, selling their snacks from the street, so we’d drop money down from our balcony and they’d throw the olives up to us…

      Interviews
    • Mimosa Lee


      Salesperson

      “My favourite thing in Causeway Bay? The sound of the peanut shells crunching under my feet at Inn Side Out back when it was in Sunning Plaza. I had some great…

      Streetsnaps


    Causeway Bay: Then & Now


    Feature

    Causeway Bay embodies the many facets of Hong Kong – the fast pace, fascinating contrasts and dynamic energy. From the city’s very beginning to the present day, its diversity and vibrancy makes it a beloved neighbourhood.

    • Sandy Ki


      Owner, Old San Yang

      It’s difficult to imagine Causeway Bay as anything but a bustling metropolis, but Sandy Ki has witnessed the neighbourhood evolve into the burgeoning business and shopping hub it is today…

      Interviews
    • Hong Kong Street Snack Stalls


      Hong Kong street snack stalls are peppered throughout the city’s densest districts, serving office workers, hungry shoppers, teenagers and tourists. Each stall has its own specialty. In Causeway Bay, many of them are busy all day ladling out their signature siu mai and curry fishballs…

      Streetsnaps
    • Ryan, Ryan, Jacky, Danny


      Basketball players

      Danny: “I play basketball here a few times a week. I also go to Southern Stadium because my school is there but I prefer Victoria Park because I can get to know more…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jimmy Leung


      Martial artist and Founder, THE FIGHTERS CLUB

      If it were up to Jimmy Leung, he’d have begun his martial arts training when he was a little kid. But the biggest adversary to his plan wasn’t some opponent in the ring…

      Interviews

    Celebrating Causeway Bay


    Feature

    A neighbourhood in flux, Causeway Bay’s constant evolution keeps residents and visitors coming back for more. Whether it’s fashion, food, film or art, it’s a part of Hong Kong that keeps people mesmerised and inspired.

    • Harold Poon


      Product designer

      “Causeway Bay is where I met my wife, so I guess it’s a special place for me. I also love it because it’s got loads of character. There are all these small local shops…

      Streetsnaps
    • Tia Antiyas


      Indonesian domestic helper

      “I’ve been in Hong Kong for 10 years and I feel it’s great here. It’s so much better because it’s so hard to make money in Indonesia. A lot of Indonesian domestic…

      Streetsnaps
    • Otto Leong


      A childhood spent at Lee Theatre

      Lee Theatre was once one of the city’s most glamorous institutions. Standing at the very edge of Percival Street, it opened to the public in 1927 and hosted a range of shows from Cantonese opera to film screenings, and even the Miss Hong Kong pageant during its heyday…

      Interviews
    • Dr Lau


      Chinese Medicine Practitioner

      Dr Lau Tai-yum can recall the days when Lee Garden was just a quarry where he and his school friends would play. “There were only a couple of shops…

      Interviews

    We are the neighbourhood


    Feature

    Thanks to its historic role as the centre of gravity for social life on Hong Kong island, Causeway Bay is home to some of the city’s most tight-knit communities. Some have been around for generations, others are only just developing.

    • Four Generations of the Lee Family


      At the historic opening of Lee Garden Three in November 2018, Irene Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development remarked, “We have four generations of the Lee family here today to celebrate the opening of Lee Garden Three…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yum Sing Bar


      Rosalie Carpio and Alex Lai

      “You ask me how deep my love for you is. How much do I really love you? My affection is real, my love is real. The moon represents my heart…”

      Teresa Teng’s beloved song is an apt choice for Rosalie Carpio’s set list…

      Interviews
    • K1 and Chun


      Fans of Danish Bakery

      “Places like the Danish Bakery are really special. They’re independent shops and so there’s only one in Causeway. In fact, I think there’s only one in the whole…

      #Food   #Places  
      Streetsnaps
    • Kasey Cheung


      Producer

      “I’ve worked in Causeway Bay for 15 years. There are a lot of music and production companies in this area. In Catic Plaza, there are five to six floors of post-production companies…

      Streetsnaps

    Causeway Bay: A Progressive District


    Feature

    Causeway Bay has always been at the forefront of trends and developments. The neighbourhood is home to some of the most progressive brands in the world as well as some of the most advanced buildings in the city.

    • Candy Cheung


      Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter Seafood Owner

      “We grew up here on the water. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter used to be filled with these floating restaurants, but by the 90s, they’d begun to disappear. Some of the few that remained eventually shut down and opened up on-land instead…

      Streetsnaps
    • The Lee Gardens Hotel


      Joseph Yung, former General Manager and Toh Toh Ma, former Chief Executive

      Even now, 25 years after its doors closed for the last time, the legacy of Lee Gardens Hotel lives on in the memory of those who called the hotel their home…

      Interviews
    • Christopher DeWolf


      Journalist

      Ever since he was a teenager, Christopher DeWolf has been fascinated by cities: “I’ve always been interested in them and what makes them tick….

      Interviews
    • Auntie Yuk


      Pantyhose vendor on Pak Sha Road

      “I’ve had customers, including celebrities and politicians, who would definitely get upset if I ever moved my stall. I’m sure they’d be asking people…

      Streetsnaps

    A day in the life of Causeway Bay


    Feature

    The rhythm of its streets changes constantly from dawn till late into the night, capturing the ebb and flow of its people as the spaces they inhabit transform throughout the day.

    • Brother Fai


      Fire Dragon Commander-in-Chief,
      Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association

      Tai Hang is still a village, even if it is being swallowed up by the high-rise city that surrounds it. Walk through its narrow grid of streets and you’ll find…

      Interviews
    • Grandma Poon


      Resident of Causeway Bay

      “I was born on Lockhart Road back in 1933. I was 20 years old when I was sent to Cuba to be married and have a family. We came back in 1960 and later bought property…

      Streetsnaps
    • Sim Sim


      Owner, Jardine Bazaar stall

      “I’ve been here for 47 years. I love the women who like my stall. They bring their relatives and friends to visit and I’ve watched them grow from young women…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yau Lee Bean Sauce


      1A Canal Road East

      Nestled in the bustling Canal Street, Yau Lee Bean Sauce has been a top purveyor of fu yu (fermented bean curd) in Hong Kong for nearly 60 years.

      Streetsnaps
    • Craigengower Cricket Club


      188 Wong Nai Chung Road

      Founded in 1894 and originally located on Bonham Road, the Craigengower Cricket Club was constructed for the students of Victoria English School.

      Streetsnaps
    • Dr Lam


      Retired doctor

      “I am learning tai chi from Master Tang whose moves are really beautiful. You see other people doing tai chi in Victoria Park, or elsewhere, and they are making the…

      Streetsnaps
    • Scott Chou


      Fan of President Theatre

      “I’m a huge fan of the movies. I go to the cinema at least once a week and the President Theatre is really my favourite place to go. I guess it all comes from when I was young…

      Streetsnaps
    • Ms Lam


      Flyer lady

      “I’m from Sun Wui and live in Kowloon. I’m just helping a friend to pass out flyers for a few days. I stand here and get to see lots of different people on this…

      Streetsnaps
    • St. Mary's Church


      Local Landmark

      St. Mary’s Church is an Anglican church that began in 1911 as a chapel for those at the Eyre Diocesan Refuge. Much of the early work depended on volunteers and donations…

      Streetsnaps
    • Wan Chai Fire Station


      435 Hennessy Road

      Wan Chai Fire Station is the oldest fire station still standing in Hong Kong. Its maroon facade and retro-style balconies distinguish it from other fire stations in the city, which have followed a standard design since 1958.

      Streetsnaps
    • eslite


      A platform for culture

      Renowned Taiwanese filmmaker and actress Sylvia Chang’s latest play “Why We Chat” was inspired by the classic Chinese literary collection Liaozhai Zhiyi…

      Interviews
    • Christine Tsoi


      Marketing Manager

      “As a child, I would walk along this street on my way to school. I didn’t know then that decades later, I would still be passing by these same pigeons…

      Streetsnaps
    • Penn Law


      Fan of Gentle Monster

      “I’ve been living in Happy Valley since the day I was born — I’m used to living there and I wouldn’t want to leave. On my days off, I walk my dog from…

      Streetsnaps
    • Christ the King Chapel


      33 Caroline Hill Road

      Dedicated to Christ the King, this chapel is part of the St Paul’s compound in Causeway Bay which also houses a convent and hospital. Its history can be traced back to 1848, when four Sisters of St Paul of Chartres arrived in Hong Kong…

      Streetsnaps
    • Zoroastrian Prayer Hall in Causeway Bay


      Neville Shroff, President, and Ervad Homyar Nasirabadwala, Priest of The Incorporated Trustees of the Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong, Canton & Macao

      Zoroastrianism is known as the oldest practiced religion in the world: originating in ancient Persia over three thousand years ago…

      Interviews
    • Jason Capobianco


      Photographer & filmmaker

      “That small alley of undercover shops inside Leishun Court is a visual masterpiece, a total cinematic moment. Fruit stand, old school printer, dai pai dong…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yee Shun Milk Company


      506 Lockhart Road

      Ask anyone in Hong Kong where to get the best steamed milk pudding, and they will likely point you towards Yee Shun Dairy Company.

      Streetsnaps
    • Boon Yuen


      French Bulldog

      “I live above Fung Shing Restaurant. Every day I go for a walk at the Happy Valley racecourse then rest by the benches. Then we go for another round before…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jessica Lau


      Program Manager, Sustainable Ecological Ethical Development Foundation (SEED)

      A giant satellite dish is not what you’d expect to find in the middle of a farm, but then again, this is no ordinary farm: it’s located on…

      Interviews
    • Takeo and Ryuma Iwami


      Hong Kong Judo Kan

      Over 50 years ago, Ryuma Iwami’s father Takeo came to Hong Kong with the desire to bring with him a part of Japan and its culture: judo. His dojo, Hong Kong Judo Kan, was established in Prince Edward in 1966, and later relocated to Causeway Bay.

      Interviews
    • Celia Garcia


      Long-term Po Leung Kuk volunteer

      “Have you ever heard of ‘airplane olives’? Hawkers would scream from the ground floor, selling their snacks from the street, so we’d drop money down from our balcony and they’d throw the olives up to us…

      Interviews
    • Mimosa Lee


      Salesperson

      “My favourite thing in Causeway Bay? The sound of the peanut shells crunching under my feet at Inn Side Out back when it was in Sunning Plaza. I had some great…

      Streetsnaps
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