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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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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.

  • Otto Leong


    A childhood spent at Lee Theatre

    Lee Theatre was once one of the city’s most glamorous institutions. Standing at the very edge of Percival Street, it opened to the public in 1927 and hosted a range of shows from Cantonese opera to film screenings, and even the Miss Hong Kong pageant during its heyday…

    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
  • Candy Cheung


    Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter Seafood Owner

    “We grew up here on the water. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter used to be filled with these floating restaurants, but by the 90s, they’d begun to disappear. Some of the few that remained eventually shut down and opened up on-land instead…

    Streetsnaps
  • Ryan, Ryan, Jacky, Danny


    Basketball players

    Danny: “I play basketball here a few times a week. I also go to Southern Stadium because my school is there but I prefer Victoria Park because I can get to know more…

    Streetsnaps