Statue Square

Hong Kong

Statue of Sir Thomas Jackson (1841-1915)on Statue Square in Central.

This leisurely square used to house effigies of British royalty. Now it pays tribute to a single sovereign – the founder of HSBC. In the northern area (reached via an underpass) is the Cenotaph, built in 1923 as a memorial to Hong Kong residents killed during the two world wars. On the south side of Chater Rd, Statue Sq has a pleasant collection of fountains and seating areas – a perennially popular spot thanks to the free wi-fi available here.