No 18 Ship Street
No 18 Ship Street
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The area
Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
How to get there
  • Wan Chai • 4 min walk
  • Admiralty • 9 min walk
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Hong Kong, China156,845 contributions
Jul 2020
This is a Grade II heritage building that dates back to the early 1930s. It is also one of few remaining traditional Chinese style shophouses that remain standing here in Hong Kong.

What you will find here is a three storey building that was originally a timber construction but rebuilt with concrete and masonry after WWII. The original shop owner and property tenant lived and worked out of 18 Ship Street for nearly 70 years, the building was then acquired by the Urban Renewal Authority in the 1990s.

In the past the ground floor was the actual shop while the top two floors were used for residency, typical of the old Chinese shophouses. You can enjoy the exterior of the historic No. 18 Ship Street. The ground floor shop space is currently occupied by a cigar emporium.

If you are interested in seeing other heritage buildings in Wanchai, look up the Wanchai Heritage Trail which No. 18 Ship Street is included. There are 9 other historic buildings and a couple of street market areas that for this heritage trail in Wanchai.
Written 27 July 2020
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