Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
The Wan Chai district lies to the east of Central District (Victoria) on Hong Kong Island. It can be reached by way of Queensway or Harcourt Road.Wan Chai is the home district of Suzie Wong, the romantic figure of the novel and film which also starred William Holden; the Luk Kwok Hotel she made famous was pulled down in 1986. In the evening this part of the city south of Johnston Road becomes a brightly-lit entertainment quarter with discos and other haunts of pleasure which are very popular with sailors.
Hong Kong Arts Center
The 14-story Hong Kong Arts Centre (from which there is a magnificent panoramic view of the harbor) was opened in 1976. In its three halls - the Shouson Theatre, the Studio Theatre and the Recital Hall - there are events organized by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and other international performances are held. In the main, however, local groups of artistes perform here.A variety of local and international exhibitions are put on throughout the year in the Pao Sui Loong Galleries on the fourth and fifth floors.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong is not short of superlatives, and the completion of the Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong Island at a cost of 2.5 billion Hong Kong dollars added one more. With an area of 31,000sq.mi, it provides accommodation for trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences, together with two international luxury hotels with 1500 beds and a high-rise apartment block. Built in only two years, the complex boasts such refinements as the world's largest wall of glass (with a fascinating view over Hong Kong harbor and Kowloon), two goods lifts each of which can carry a fully laden 45-ton truck, and conference rooms which can accommodate 3500 people.Soon after its completion the center - where important trade fairs and congresses are regularly held - was booked up for years ahead. However it soon proved to be too small, and an extension was built in 1997 on land reclaimed from the sea.
Museum of Chinese Historical Relics
Opened in 1984, with a floor area of some 1200sq.m/13,000sq.ft, this museum houses a permanent exhibition of China's cultural treasures. Archaeological finds, including some recent ones, illustrate the high technical standards and artistic skills of earlier periods.Twice a year there are exhibitions on special themes. Replicas of items displayed in the museum can be purchased.