Written & Photos by PMQ Life
Translated by Wendy Yiu
Location: Kom Tong Hall (Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum), 7 Castle Road
Walking out from PMQ and head up to the Aberdeen Street on the mid-levels, you can see a classical-style building in five minutes.
Built in 1914, Kom Tong Hall was the residence of Ho Kom Tong, the younger brother of wealthy businessman Sir Robert Ho Tung. Now it is the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum.
Built in 1914, Kom Tong Hall was the residence of Ho Kom Tong, the younger brother of wealthy businessman Sir Robert Ho Tung. It was sold to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now it is the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, a famous spot for MV shooting.
Kom Tong Hall was declared a monument in 2010. From the outside to the inside, it adopts the classical style of the Edwardian period, mixing Baroque and Rococo architecture features, but it is one of the local buildings built with steel frames and equipped with in-wall wires.
The walls are made of red bricks and granite. In addition to the Greek-style giant columns and the colorful tiles on the walls, the terraces also have delicate leaf-shaped decorations on the railings. Thanks to the craftsmanship of the cultural relics restoration staff, the architectural features of more than a hundred years ago can be presented to everyone.