Hong Kong Club and Queen Victoria statue (postcard c. 1905-1910).

Hong Kong’s seat of power, Statue Square – its colonial history, symbolism, and how domestic helpers made it their own

  • Built on reclaimed land at the turn of the 20th century, Statue Square met the need for a public place in which to bask in the glory of empire
  • Once filled with statues of British monarchs and Hong Kong figures, it was a magnet for political rallies; today it is a gathering place for domestic helpers
Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts

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Hong Kong Club and Queen Victoria statue (postcard c. 1905-1910).
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