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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hello Kitty in 1960s Hong Kong

Event: Hello Kitty under Lion Rock Hill 走過獅子山下@朗豪坊
Dates: July 2013
Location: Level 4, Langham Place, Mong Kok 朗豪坊商場 
Address: Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

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We have special news for you all. Hello Kitty is back to Hong Kong, again! Mong Kok shopping complex Langham Place brought yet another set of Hello Kitty displays to Hong Kong. For some unexplainable reasons, ladies in Hong Kong are rather keen in seeing this white fluffy cat who has a huge head with no mouth. There is quite a significant number of Kitty fans in Hong Kong!

HELLO KITTY 走過獅子山下@朗豪坊 - Hello Kitty at Langham Place, Mong Kok

The theme for the 2011 display was Hello Kitty Back to London. In this current 2013 display, organizers took things to another level. They built a mini-version of Hong Kong in the 1960s to showcase Hello Kitty under the theme "Hello Kitty under Lion Rock Hill" (Official Name: HELLO KITTY 走過獅子山下@朗豪坊).

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See Also 

Hello Kitty Back to London

Hello Kitty & Friends in Russia 

 

Hello Kitty Rickshaw

Hello Kitty and the Lion Rock

The Lion Rock, or commonly known as Lion Rock Hill, is one of Hong Kong's major landmark. It goes beyond a rock on a hill that looks like an lion. The term "under lion rock" or "below lion rock" represents a spirit that citizens of Hong Kong treasure. It is the spirit that if one works hard, one will be rewarded. The 1960s was the era when this spirit began to brew.

Hello Kitty Noodle Shop

Time has changed and so did the society of Hong Kong. While opportunities are still available in Hong Kong, they are not necessary given to those who are willing to work hard. There is a saying that the Hong Kong now is being controlled by a handful of riches. Nonetheless, the Lion Rock Spirit is still in the heart of most citizens in Hong Kong.

Hello Kitty Tramway

By selecting a 1960s theme, organizers were able to present Hello Kitty in some notable landmarks that still (partially) exist in Hong Kong today. The feature object is of course the Lion Rock Hill, where the rock lion has been replaced by a crouching Hello Kitty. The Star Ferry Pier and Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower were also featured. Of course, back in the 1960s, the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower was still part of the Kowloon Railway station which has now been removed. Kitty Star Ferry, Tram and airplane could also be found.

Hello Kitty Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

Hello Kitty Star Ferry

Hello Kitty in Chinese Qipao / Cheongsam

Hello Kitty Sailor

Hello Kitty Chinese Tea House serving buns that looks like Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Dim Sum - Check out the shape of those steam buns!

A Kitty traditional Chinese restaurant tea house serves dim sum buns that looks like Hello Kitty. In addition to the shops, stores and small businesses that one could find in Hong Kong in 1960s, the there was also one Cantonese Opera "house". 

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera at Langham Place Hong Kong

Whether you are Hello Kitty fans or not, you can now enjoy a taste of 1960s Hong Kong at Langham Place, next to the Langham Place Hotel in Mong Kok!

See also:
Chinese New Year Rabbit Displays @ Langham Place
Illuminated Forest @ Langham Place
Hello Kitty Back to London: Kitty Landmarks
Hello Kitty Back to London: Kitty Professionals
Hello Kitty Back to London: Kitty Objects