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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 in Causeway Bay with the money we made from our supermarket in Santiago, Cuba. Our lives revolve around Causeway Bay and I come to the markets in Bowrington Road every day. When I was younger, I used to come and play mahjong every day with my aunt who lives upstairs in the building behind where I’m standing now.”

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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.

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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.

  • Uke


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    “I’m wearing makeup and costume that I bought in Indonesia for performances and competitions. I’ve just finished buying something here in Causeway Bay…

    Streetsnaps
  • Yolanda Ng


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