Monocle’s bureau and shop in Wan Chai turned 10 in 2020. Here are 10 things about Hong Kong that we’ve celebrated during the last decade.
We got to know the residents of Sheung Wan in issue 37. It’s still a colourful neighbourhood and has rubbed off on nearby Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town.
Art Basel Hong Kong debuted in 2013 and draws collectors and dealers from around the world. In issue 44, we interviewed founder Magnus Renfrew.
The former Tai O police station-turned-hotel was one of the first in a growing list of restoration projects in Hong Kong this century. We checked in for issue 56.
Family firms are getting fresh ideas from a new generation, such as Adrian Cheng, CEO of New World Development, who we interviewed in issue 64.
Every skyscraper starts with one length of bamboo tied to another by a team of scaffolding specialists. We featured a master and apprentice in issue 76.
As we observed in issue 109, harbourfront high-rises put up Christmas lights at the end of year and keep them until after Chinese New Year.
To use space efficiently, architects of a primary school (see issue 121), elevated classrooms to make room for a playground and parking bay.
Issue 132 noted that few advertising opportunities are as quintessentially Hong Kong as the century-old tram as it trundles through the business districts.