Not far from the Central Star Ferry pier stands one of Hong Kong's many famous landmarks, known to the Chinese as the ... More
Not far from the Central Star Ferry pier stands one of Hong Kong's many famous landmarks, known to the Chinese as the "House of a Thousand Orifices" and to the expatriate community as the "Porthole Building." It is easy to see why this 52-story office building, with over 1,700 round windows, has evoked a flurry of nicknames. Back in 1971, when it was built, its 180 meters made it the tallest building in Southeast Asia. Today, it still stands out from the crowd. For a good look, take a seat next to the fountain in nearby Connaught Place.
Situated next to St. John's Cathedral , the Former French Mission Building was built by order of the first Governor
of Hong Kong, Sir Henry Pottinger. The granite and red brick structure was completed between 1842 1843, making it ...
Located near the Old Government House, the Zoological and Botanical Gardens is a popular place for parents to bring their
children on the weekends. The gardens are divided into two main areas: plants and aviaries in one area and ...
Built in 1855, and extensively redesigned during the wartime occupation by the Japanese, Government House has been home to 25
British governors until 1997. Today, it is used for entertaining VIPs, and for fund raising events. Government House is ...