ifc Mall is a 4-storey shopping centre located in the posh International Finance Centre (IFC) complex in Central Hong Kong. The mall has a total floor area of over 800,000 square feet, housing more than 200 high-end establishments including international fashion brands, chic beauty centres and fine dining restaurants not only offering delectable dishes but also spectacular views of the harbour. The mall also boasts of the most luxurious cinema in the city, the five-screen PALACE ifc.
While not as large as the other shopping complexes in Hong Kong, ifc Mall‘s very accessible location (it sits above a transport hub that includes the Airport Express Hong Kong Station; beside MTR Hong Kong Station), contemporary architectural design, and heady mix of some of the world’s premium brands, make it one of the most popular retail destinations in Hong Kong. Read more
Penfold Park is a beautifully-landscaped public park located in the infield of the Sha Tin Racecourse in New Territories, Hong Kong. It is managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and has been open to the public on non-race days since 1979.
The park covers a total area of more than 20 acres and features well-manicured lawns and man-made lakes that have become a habitat for wild migratory waterbirds such as egrets. Because of its lush gardens and expansive grassy lawns, the park serves as Sha Tin‘s “green lungs.” Read more
Located at #1 Queen’s Road Central in Central District, Hong Kong, the HSBC Headquarters building completes the city’s famous skyline. It might not be one of the tallest skyscrapers in Hong Kong but it holds the distinction of being the most expensive building in the world when it opened in 1985. It took 8 years and a whooping HK$5.2 billion (US$668 million) to complete.
It is actually the third headquarters building of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, built on the same spot as the original. The 47-story building was designed by famed architect Sir Norman Foster, whose body of works includes the Hearst Tower in New York City, London’s Millennium Bridge, and the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more
Statue Square is a popular public plaza located in the heart of the Central District in Hong Kong. It was built on reclaimed land at the end of the 19th century and have since became a popular gathering place in the district.
It’s name was derived from the fact that the area used to be the home of several statues of British royalty, including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Edward VII. There was also a statue of Sir Thomas Jackson, 1st Baronet, the chief manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1876 to 1902. Read more
Nathan Road is a 3.6 km main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a busy street lined with shops and dining establishments that are popular among both locals and tourists. It starts just below Boundary Street in Mongkok and continues all the way to Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfront.
This road was used to be called Robinson Road, after the 5th governor of Hong Kong, but was renamed because there was a similarly-named street in Hong Kong Island. The current name pays homage to the 13th governor of the city, Sir Matthew Nathan, who served from 1904 to 1907. Read more
The Legislative Council Building of Hong Kong, nicknamed LegCo, is an old building in the Central District featuring neo-classical architectural style. The two-story structure, made from granite, has become a popular landmark in the district, giving an old world charm in an area dominated by modern skyscrapers.
Acclaimed British architect Sir Aston Webb designed the building which was completed in 1912. Aston’s impressive body of work includes the facade of Buckingham Palace and a portion of the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London. Read more
The Jardine House, formerly known as Connaught Centre, is one of Hong Kong’s most popular buildings in the Central District. It is located at 1 Connaught Place and became the tallest building in Hong Kong and in Asia at the time of its completion in 1972. The Hopewell Centre snatched the title when it was built in 1980.
Owned and managed by Hongkong Land Limited, the Jardine House has 52 stories and a total floor area of 700,000 square feet (65,032 m2). Apart from offices, there are public areas in the basement, podium and first floor mezzanine levels featuring retail shops and dining establishments. The building is interconnected with other Hongkong Land Limited properties such as Exchange Square and International Finance Centre via the Central Elevated Walkway. Read more
Tak Wah Park is a public park in the centre of Tsuen Wan in New Territories, Hong Kong. It sits on the former site of the walled Hoi Pa Village, which was cleared in the 1980s to make way for the present park.
Hidden in the confines of the former village’s brick walls, the park features ancient trees, ponds, bridges and pathways. It serves as tranquil oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of busy Tsuen Wan. Read more
K11 is a 6-storey shopping centre housed within The Masterpiece skyscraper in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It opened in December 2009 and dubbed by its developer, New World Development Company Ltd, as “the first art mall in the world” and “intertwining the functions of art galleries and shopping malls and pioneers the blend of art, people and nature.” Apart from the shopping mall, The Masterpiece also houses a high-end luxury residential apartments and the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The mall covers an area of 340,000 square feet featuring more than 100 retail shops selling mid-range to high-end designer fashion, accessories, jewellery and watches, beauty and healthcare products, leather goods, shoes and bags, and lifestyle products. Read more
Tsing Yi Park is a European-style public park on the Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. It is located at the town centre of Tsing Yi which used to be a hillock scattered with cemeteries.
The park occupies an area of 7.13 hectares and was opened to the public in September 1996. It features both active and passive recreational facilities and attracts many visitors due to its proximity to the Tsing Yi MTR Station. Read more