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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 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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    “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…

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    “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…

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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.

  • Andrew Chui


    Managing Director, Tai Ping Koon Restaurant Group

    Tai Ping Koon started in 1860 during the Qing Dynasty, when Guangzhou was an accessible entrepôt for foreign trade…

    Interviews
  • 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
  • Jimmy Leung


    Martial artist and Founder, THE FIGHTERS CLUB

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  • Scott Chou


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    “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…

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