A look inside Haw Par Mansion, which could open to public by 2017

26 May 2015

Hong Kong's iconic Haw Par Mansion has stood the test of time since it was built in 1934. It survived the Japanese occupation and even developers' bulldozers that demolished the adjoining Tiger Balm Garden - the city's first major theme park - and its seven-storey white pagoda in 2004. As a grade-one historic building, the three-storey mansion showcases a fusion of East-West design endorsed by two brothers who founded their business empire on the ubiquitous Tiger Balm ointment. The public may get to see the spectacular interiors, including original woodwork and priceless collections, along with a private garden, as early as 2017 if the project to turn the building into a music education hub gets funding by July.