Pacific Place is anchored at the heart of Hong Kong Island atop the MTR and backed by verdant parkland. It embraces designer shopping, dining and entertainment, four hotels and 270-unit serviced apartment and three Grade-A office buildings.
Cheek by jowl with Pacific Place is the cosy Starstreet Precinct — a stylish off-beat arts and dining community that's one of Hong Kong's hip neighbourhoods, a charismatic blend of old and new filled with galleries, boutiques and enticing eateries.
The Peak Tram — Hong Kong's spectacular historic sightseeing transportation — has been trundling up and down Victoria Peak since 1888. The tram completes the steep 1,300-ft ascent in 7 minutes, and runs daily from 7 am till midnight.
Hong Kong Park is the city's green lung, built on the site of a former barracks, spreading over 20 acres behind Pacific Place and encompassing an aviary, a tai chi garden, a conservatory, a viewing tower, gushing fountains and shady walks dotted with seating.
The dramatic sweeping roofs of the Convention & Exhibition Centre sheltered the Handover Ceremony when China resumed sovereignty in 1997, and have since hosted a variety of both business functions and entertainment events.
Built in 1846 and the oldest colonial building in Hong Kong, the Museum of Tea Ware was once the official residence of the Commander British Forces. It now houses an intriguing collection of Chinese bowls, teaspoons, brewing trays and teapots.
The Hong Kong Arts Centre is one of the city's most important cultural venues showcasing both local and international expos, and includes the Pau Sui Loong and Pao Yue Kong galleries, a cinema, a bookshop, theatres and an art school.
A 20-feet high sculpture of Hong Kong's emblem, called the Forever Blooming Bauhinia, celebrates the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 in Golden Bauhinia Square on the waterfront in Wanchai. A flag-raising ceremony is conducted daily at 8 am.