No 18 Ship Street
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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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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,735 contributions
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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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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,929 contributions
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Aug 2023
Number 18 Ship Street in Wan Chai is a Grade II listed Chinese-styled tenement house, (Tong lau), or shophouse, which sits on land reclaimed before 1887. It is known to have been built in the late 1930's by the grandfather of the former owner and occupier. The same family had been living in the property for over 70 years. The shophouse was a mixture of Chinese and Western architectural features. It has 4 storeys with veranda's facing Ship Street. The ground floor housed an office of the family's construction company while the upper floors were used for living room and sleeping quarters. Today the ground floor is an exclusive cigar shop whilst the upper floor(s) are used as a Private Members Only smoking club. It is a very attractive historic building and an important piece of Hong Kong architectural history worth a quick look if in Wan Chai.
Written 13 August 2023
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