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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, car garage, cool menswear stores and lots of bad fluorescent lighting, filled with awesome characters. It’s my idea of heaven, and I always take a walk through there when I need a hit of inspiration. When I first arrived 7 years ago, I liked that CWB had its own personality. It wasn’t really deemed to be cool, and that’s what I liked. It was a neighbourhood where you could go and still get a bit of local Hong Kong without travelling for miles to the outer parts of town. The pace on the footpath has changed. It used to be a casual saunter and now it’s a power walk. And you feel as though you need to wear a ‘look’, rather than just roll out in your t-shirt and unkempt hair.”

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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.

  • 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
  • Irene Lee


    Chairman of Hysan Development

    There are very few people who know the origin of a suburb, let alone one as integral to Hong Kong as Causeway Bay. But for Irene Lee, granddaughter of Lee Hysan and current chairman of Hysan Development, she can look back on the neighbourhood’s inception…

    Interviews
  • 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
  • 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

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.

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.

  • 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
  • Irene Lee


    Chairman of Hysan Development

    There are very few people who know the origin of a suburb, let alone one as integral to Hong Kong as Causeway Bay. But for Irene Lee, granddaughter of Lee Hysan and current chairman of Hysan Development, she can look back on the neighbourhood’s inception…

    Interviews
  • 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
  • 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