Hwang Wai, 48, is a long-time resident of the Fortress Hill neighbourhood and decided to act when he saw a shopping mall he was familiar with go quiet. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Hwang Wai, 48, is a long-time resident of the Fortress Hill neighbourhood and decided to act when he saw a shopping mall he was familiar with go quiet. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

How to revive a dying Hong Kong shopping centre? Lower the rent, let workers hit by pandemic start new businesses

  • Long-time resident decided to act when once bustling Fortress Hill shopping centre turned quiet
  • It took months to convince owners to lower rents before new tenants with fresh ideas moved in

Hwang Wai, 48, is a long-time resident of the Fortress Hill neighbourhood and decided to act when he saw a shopping mall he was familiar with go quiet. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Hwang Wai, 48, is a long-time resident of the Fortress Hill neighbourhood and decided to act when he saw a shopping mall he was familiar with go quiet. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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