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Michell Lie


Brand manager, ink artist & candle maker

“In my eyes, Causeway Bay is a cultural gem. I spent my entire secondary school life here, living next to Victoria Park. This park gave me so much life growing up – it was where I used to play, swim, bike and run. I used to hang around after school on Haven Street tasting desserts, playing with the corner shop’s cats and chilling at my classmate’s home. There is a rich spirit of learning and creativity, and people who plant their roots here seem to be less mainstream. There is a diverse range of people in Causeway Bay, making it a cultural melting pot. Once you start to develop your life here, it’s very hard to steer away from it.  Art and design are important to me professionally and personally. I’m now a brand manager for a local restaurant group by day, and ink artist and candle maker by night. I want to raise money for the elderly in Hong Kong. I used to volunteer to take care of infants and there is a long waiting list of people wanting to help babies because they are adorable. But the elderly are often neglected and misunderstood. Without them, we don’t have today. I want them to be respected and loved, especially as they near the late chapters of their journey. My dream is to be recognised as an artist. I took electives at university while studying business and decided last year that it’s never too late to pick it up again. Now I’ve combined these two loves by donating money raised from my art to help the elderly.”

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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.

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  • James Robertson


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    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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  • Zoroastrian Prayer Hall in Causeway Bay


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  • 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…

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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.

  • James Robertson


    Founder of El Grande Concepts

    Chances are you’ve eaten at one of El Grande Concepts’ many bars and restaurants. They include Hong Kong favourites Grappa’s and Inn Side Out. Founder James Robertson…

    Interviews
  • 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…

    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
  • 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