What’s Left of Hong Kong’s Once-Powerful Chiu Chow Neighbourhood?

These days, the Western District has become synonymous with whatever is gentrified and hip. And while stylish new coffee joints may be mushrooming between mechanic shops and fruit stalls, some remnants of the district’s glorious past as the centre of entrepôt trade still exist. Wholesale shops still line Connaught Road and Des Voeux Road, selling dried seafood, rice and […]...

New Life for a Modern Landmark: The Murray Building

Everything new becomes old – and everything old becomes new again. When the Murray Building was completed in 1969, it was part of the modernist revolution that had swept away the aesthetic excesses of the past. It was bold and rational, a fresh-faced counterpoint to the fusty Victorian structures that littered the slopes of the Peak. […]...

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