Canton Road 2a, Kowloon, Hong Kong
1881 Heritage Kowloon Reviews
A part of the British heritage Jan 21, 2012
There are loads of shopping malls in Hong Kong but one of the more special is the 1881 Heritage. It is located on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, near the Ferry Terminal towards the Hong Kong Island.
This mall is special because it is an open area where you feel that you are just walking in the old part of Hong Kong. There is no doubt that this is a fashionable part of the Kowloon side of Hong Kong but it is open to everybody and I found it to be a calm place to walk because everyone else were seeking to comfort of the more traditional mall in the cold winter Hong Kong.
The1881 Heritage is covering a quite large area with a total area of 130,000 square feet but it is an open mall and it features much more than just a shopping mall; there is also a heritage hotel, and an exhibition hall. The original site of 1881 Heritage was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police from the 1880s to 1996 and it is the beautiful restoration of the area that is the best part of this mall.
The buildings' unique Victorian architecture epitomizes its rich colonial background and it is not hard to picture the British heritage walking the ground. The Former Marine Police Headquarters Main Building, Former Stable Block, and the former Time Ball Tower were declared monuments by the Antiquities and Monuments Office in 1994, as proof of their historical significance to Hong Kong.
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