The Island Bar in Lamma Island will close at the end of this month. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Lamma’s famous Island Bar to close its doors after almost 40 years in operation

  • The bar, described as ‘an institution and part of Lamma history’, has been forced to close over noise complaints from the building’s owner and his family who live next door
  • Its last day open to the public will be Friday, May 31
Topic |   Lamma Island

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The Island Bar in Lamma Island will close at the end of this month. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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An archive photo from 1986 showing customers checking out offerings at a jade market in Yau Ma Tei near Canton Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP

On Hong Kong’s ‘other’ Canton Road, cafes, markets and jade sellers still flourish – but for how much longer?

  • Going north from Jordan Road through the lively neighbourhoods of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok, this is the unglamorous part of glitzy Canton Road
  • But from its famous jade traders to busy street markets, what it lacks in sophistication it more than makes up for in character
Topic |   Explore Hong Kong

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An archive photo from 1986 showing customers checking out offerings at a jade market in Yau Ma Tei near Canton Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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