Just east of the Admiralty
and west of Causeway
, Wanchai is an interesting area.
It can roughly be divided into three sections: the new northern
section along the harbor,
the mid section, and the southern section at the foothill.
In the northern section,
perched on the Wanchai harborfront, the Hong
Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is a prominent structure
on the shore of the Victoria
Harbor. Although it's not government owned, it is still
practically the de facto venue for major state banquets.
In other times, major exhibitions and trade shows fill its schedule.
Some exhibitions are so popular that people start waiting in line days ahead just to get the
special deals. The comics and computer exhibitions are two of such. The annual book exhibition also draws quite a crowd - close to one million over the span of about a week.
Bauhinia Square, the square at the waterfront of the HK Convention and Exhibition Center, has a monument that
commemorates the British rule of Hong Kong for over 150 years. Daily raising of the flag can be viewed there around 7:45am if the weather permits.