This unspectacular-looking sports ground is in fact the social hub of old Wan Chai, offering a cross-section of life in the hood at any time of the day. Seniors come to play chess, students and amateur athletes to shoot hoops and kick ball. There are hip-hop dance-offs, homemakers shaking a leg, outreach social workers, cruisers looking for a booty call, and a daily trickle of lunchers from the banks and construction sites.

Southorn is bound by Hennessy, Luard and Johnston Rds, and the Wan Chai Computer Centre.

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1. Hung Shing Temple

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Nestled in a nook on the southern side of Queen’s Rd East, this dark and rather forbidding temple is built atop huge boulders that used to overlook the…

2. Old Wan Chai Post Office

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This tiny colonial-style building served as the Wan Chai post office between 1915–92. These days it's a resource centre operated by the Environmental…

3. Pao Galleries

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Extending over floors four and five of the Arts Centre, due east of the Academy for the Performing Arts, are the Pao Galleries, which are known to host…

4. Central Plaza

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Central Plaza, one of Hong Kong’s tallest buildings, looks garish with its glass skin of three colours – gold, silver and terracotta. It's possible to…

5. Blue House Cluster

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A rare heritage protection success story, the 1920s Blue House is one of Hong Kong's last surviving wooden tenement buildings. The graceful, four-storey…

6. Pak Tai Temple

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A short stroll up Stone Nullah Lane takes you to a majestic Taoist temple built in 1863 to honour a god of the sea, Pak Tai. The temple, the largest on…

7. Comix Home Base


Housed in repurposed heritage buildings, this cultural cluster is entirely themed on the medium of comics and anime. A brief ground-floor display…