5 Colonial Buildings in Hong Kong

5 Colonial Buildings in Hong Kong

Our city has a wonderfully rich history. From its humble origins as a fishing village through 150 years of British colonial rule, many remnants of the past, both Chinese and western, remain and can be found scattered throughout the city. Take a trip down memory lane as we visit some of the surviving Colonial Buildings and structures in Hong Kong.

Museum of Tea Ware
Formerly the old mansion of the commander of the armed forces, it was the residence of the commander-in-chief of the British armed forces in Hong Kong during the colonial period of Hong Kong. The original site is the oldest surviving British colonial building in Hong Kong and has been listed as a declared monument.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The predecessor was Ho Kantang’s residence, Gantangdi. It was listed as a statutory monument in 2010. The Gantangdi was built in 1914 by Ho Gantang, the second brother of Hong Kong businessman Ho Dong. It was sold to the Zheng family in 1960. He was then resold to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a meeting place for the church. Later it was purchased by the government and built as the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.



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The predecessor was the police dormitory, which was built in 1951. It was the first dormitory built for junior police officers, Chinese police officers and their families in Asia. Each unit has its own terrace and kitchen. At first, each floor was equipped with communal toilets and bathrooms. In the 1960s, elevators were added. In the 1970s, each household had its own toilet and bathroom.

Hong Kong Museum of Medicine
The predecessor was the Hong Kong Bacteriological Laboratory opened in 1906 to deal with the plague problem in Hong Kong at that time. After the Second World War, the laboratory was renamed Hong Kong Pathology Laboratory, and it is now a legal monument in Hong Kong.

 

Hong Kong Museum of Medicine

The predecessor was the Hong Kong Bacteriological Laboratory opened in 1906 to deal with the plague problem in Hong Kong at that time. After the Second World War, the laboratory was renamed Hong Kong Pathology Laboratory, and it is now a legal monument in Hong Kong.

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