Unpacking our Giesen
Welcome back to our Guide to Independent Businesses series, where we introduce you to our fellow independent businesses in neighbourhoods of Hong Kong.
Many of us know Wanchai as a commercial area during the day, and a vibrant bar district at night. Beyond the office buildings and bustling sports bars though, there are many traditional and contemporary local businesses that help to conserve the traditions of Hong Kong while keeping the Wanchai neighbourhood unique.
NOC Wanchai West is nestled on Tai Wong Street East, a street named after Hung Shing (aka Tai Wong), the god of the sea in Cantonese folklore. Fishermen, farmers and sea traders used to worship the deity in a temple nearby that was built in the 1800s. Since then, the surrounding area has grown into a busy commercial and residential district: whether you are looking to devour on some local delicacies, or to purchase gifts for your loved ones, we are sure you will find a small local business near us that you will love. Here are some of our picks:
We were inspired by the Whole Earth Catalog, which was put together with the idea that “the user should know better what is worth getting and where and how to do the getting.