Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Not so long ago the waterfront in Causeway Bay was a mass of junks and sampans huddling in the typhoon shelter for protection, but these...
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
The club is private, but you can try to get a visiting membership if you belong to a reciprocal club or come with an introductory...
Dickens has been popular with expats and locals for decades. The British pub lookalike has a long beer list, which includes rare...
Yee Tung Heen
This elegant and under-hyped restaurant is an expert at haute Cantonese cuisine. Managed by the Mandarin Oriental, it delivers...
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Noonday Gun information
A colonial tradition dating back to the mid-1800s, the daily firing of this Hotchkiss 3-pounder naval gun was made famous by its mention in the Noël Coward song 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen'. The gun stands in a small garden opposite the Excelsior Hotel on the waterfront, where its noon-on-the-dot firing always draws a small crowd.
The Noonday Gun is tricky to find – it's accessible via a tunnel through the basement car park in the World Trade Centre, just west of the Excelsior Hotel. From the taxi rank in front of the hotel, look west for the door marked ‘Car Park Shroff, Marina Club & Noon Gun’.