Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

12 June 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© WiNG/cc-by-3.0

© WiNG/cc-by-3.0

Causeway Bay is a heavily built-up area of Hong Kong, located on Hong Kong Island, and covering parts of Wan Chai District. The Cantonese name is also romanised as Tung Lo Wan as in Tung Lo Wan Road. The rent in the shopping areas of Causeway Bay was ranked as the world’s most expensive for the second year in a row, after overtaking New York City’s Fifth Avenue in 2012. Causeway Bay borders the Eastern District. Causeway Bay includes Tsing Fung Street, Causeway Bay market, the Victoria Park, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Jardine’s Noonday Gun, the Police Officers Club, Queen’s College and the Hong Kong Central Library. The western border of Causeway Bay is considered to be marked by Canal Road, which separates it from the Wan Chai area.   read more…

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

7 November 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Hong Kong Jockey Club HQ © Chong Fat/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hong Kong Jockey Club HQ © Chong Fat/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is one of the oldest institutions in Hong Kong. Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a horse racing operator and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, operating as a non-for-profit organisation. It was granted Royal Charter and renamed to “The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club” in 1959. The name of the institution was reverted to its original name in 1996 due to the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997. Membership of the club is by nomination and election only. Membership in this club is very strict, limited to the moneyed social elite. In the past, this club was reserved for only “old money” families; but currently there are increasing numbers of “newly rich” members. Similar to other elite clubs, Jockey Club membership applicants often must wait for years if not decades to be accepted. What makes it especially difficult to join is that this club does not allow memberships to be bought and sold in the secondary market. The joining membership fee is HK$400,000, with HK$1,800 monthly subscriptions. In addition, every applicant needs the endorsement of two of the only 200 voting members and the support of three other members.   read more…

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