Central Reclamation Project

Address: Man Yiu Street, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2762 5111

- Free


If Hong Kong was a symphony, this would be the overture.

I would hesitate to include this under my list of things to do but for two reasons: multi-billion dollar construction projects are what Hong Kong is all about - and the pedestrian walkway (which is suspended about 10 meters off the ground) running from the Post Office to the Ferry Piers provides a grandstand view.

Essentially, a large chunk of the harbour is being filled in to provide more land for future transport links and to open up Central district. The project is due to be completed by the end of 2011, but in the meantime there's the thrilling sight of massed cranes, pile drivers and other big boys' toys grinding away in a tiny area and changing the landscape before your very eyes.

I've yet to walk past here without a) stopping and looking myself, and b) being aware of scores of other folk doing exactly the same.

Value for money

Price advice

The odd beggar plies his or her trade along the walkway. Please don't encourage the hopeless, tuneless, gormless buskers; but I reckon the armless calligraphy artist (he holds the brush in his teeth) deserves a dollar or two.

Expert tips

Corporate callisthenics for the workforce start about 8.30am - it's a photo opportunity.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Great views / scenery
  • Live entertainment
  • No fuss
  • Design and architecture