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CENTRAL

Today, Central is well known for its famous buildings such as IFC, HSBC Bank, The Center and also entertainment places such as SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong for bars and restaurants. But Central still includes some old buildings that are under redevelopment threat.

AIG Tower
AIG Tower
The Legislative Council Building was built in the early 1900s. It now houses Hong Kong's lawmaking body. Modern buildings like "Bank of China" can be seen in the background.

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Legislative Council building
Legislative Council building
AIG Tower
In year 2001, the Furama Hotel was redeveloped into the AIG Tower. The Furama hotel had a revolving restaurant on the last floor.

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AIG Tower
Chater Garden is the only spot of green in the very heart of Central business district and is surrounded by modern high buildings.
Chater Garden
Chater Garden
Chater Garden
The Chater Garden is directly east of the Legislative Council building. The garden was developed in the 1970s on land left by the Hong Kong Cricket Club.
Chater Garden
Because of its proximity to government, the garden sometimes is used as a location for political rallies and demonstrations.
Chater Garden
Chater Garden
The Bank of China Tower
A symbol used for The Bank of China Tower is the bamboo plant, which represents revitalization and hope.

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The Bank of China Tower
The Centre has a neon system consisting of red, green and blue neon tubes that create a changing light show during the night.

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The Centre
The Centre


Chinese restaurant
The Central district is the political, administrative financial hub and home to a large choice of restaurants.
Chinese restaurant
Traditional shop selling electrical appliances, light bulbs and neons in Central.
Traditional shop
Traditional shop


Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong is a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing and dining.

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Lan Kwai Fong
The crowds during special occasions such as Halloween, Brazilian carnival or New Year's Eve put the place at a literal standstill with the large numbers. Police manage the crowds.
Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong

The police crown management has been put in place after the 1992/1993 New Year's Eve tragedy in Lan Kwai Fong in which 21 revellers were trampled to death.

Hong Kong WinterFest
At Statue Square, during Christmas festive season, there is a 4-storey tall Christmas tree. It also includes a large stage and a giant nativity scene with of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus.
Hong Kong WinterFest


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