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Karen See


Co-founder, {embrace} worldwide

“I worked for a global advertising agency as its Chief Communications Officer for many years and used to catch the minibus from Causeway Bay nearly every day. I now run a leadership management consultancy coaching and supporting individuals and organisations to be performing at their best. If I had to describe Causeway Bay in five words, I would use: Exhilarating. Frenetic. Crowded. Enticing. Consumption. These are all attributes I would also use to describe Hong Kong. The fourth city I have lived in, Hong Kong has captured my heart and soul which I am now thankful to call home.”

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Causeway Bay: Then & Now


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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.

  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Gwyneth


    Shop owner

    “I studied design and used to work in marketing. One day, I did a fashion show and one of the sponsors asked why I wasn’t in fashion because I seemed to have a sense for it…

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  • Clement Ng


    Salesperson, Journalize

    “We aren’t really like other stationery stores and people started noticing us when we were mentioned in a blog. We slowly developed our own style of running a store…

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Celebrating Causeway Bay


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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.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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