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Sheung Wan— Hong Kong

Preface

With a mix of traditional flats and small-scale retailers, Sheung Wan also has a real sense of community.

Hong Kong, Lomography, Architecture, property, shopping

Until recently, most Hong-Kongers would avoid the Sheung Wan area located west of SoHo, considering it a backwater best left alone. In the past couple of years, however, boutiques and cafés have popped up on the steep “ladder streets” and, unlike other areas of the city where modernisation has all but erased the old-world fabric, Sheung Wan retains a distinctive local feel.

“This area has become the unofficial hub for creative types,” says Alan Lo, head of property developer Blake’s, which is finishing a small-scale residential project designed by…

Arrivals

Flights to Hong Kong

From London
Cathay Pacific – four daily
British Airways – two daily

From New York
Cathay Pacific – two daily

From Frankfurt
Cathay Pacific – one daily
Lufthansa – one daily

From Sydney
Cathay Pacific – one daily
Qantas – two daily

Monocle 24

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