Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Modern Wanchai

Wan Chai is centrally located on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. It is one of the oldest districts of Hong Kong with rich cultural heritage and traditions. Covering an area of about 976 hectares, it is home to about 170,000 residents.

The new Wan Chai Pier opened in 2014 in a newly-reclaimed spot after 48 years at its old waterfront location.

A Japanese-style fish market restaurant, appropriately named Tsukiji, opened across 11,000 square feet on the 2nd floor in 2016.

Be sure to head to the rooftop deck for some harbour views before the tourist crowd realizes this place exists.

This old ferry terminal will be demolished and the waters surrounding it will be filled in.

It seems the waterfront properties won't get obstructed by developments on newly-reclaimed lands.

The convention centre extension opened in 1997 to host handover festivities. Business has been so good that a new facility was built next to the airport and the government is proposing to further extend this centre onto a nearby site.

While demolition and redevelopment are commonplace throughout the city, the owners of this skyscraper decided to renovate and reclad their building instead.

A new rail line will pass through here from Shatin to Central.

Central Plaza is the tallest building in the district.

Government offices reside in these buildings, but some will move to cheaper locations elsewhere in the city as commercial real estate gets astronomically more valuable.

The St. Regis opened in the spring of 2019 with gas lamp-inspired lighting fixtures, Chinese shop shutter wall panels, and butlers waiting at the curb. It has 112 rooms and 17 suites.

Oak Hill is a redevelopment with 130 residences that was completed in 2011.

Nearby, the historic Lung Moon restaurant was once located at the harbourfront. The 4-storey restaurant shut in 2009 for redevelopment. During its heyday in the 1980s, it opened 24 hours a day, the fast food dining culture and aging equipment took a toll on business, with the restaurant one of few left that had a licence to cook with charcoal.

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