Top 10: which iconic HK landmark would you move, to where else in the city, and why?

Top 10: which iconic HK landmark would you move, to where else in the city, and why?

This week, we asked our readers: if you could take one iconic Hong Kong landmark and move it to a different spot in Hong Kong, what would you choose, where would you shift it to, and why?

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Government House, the residence of our Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Where would you move it?
Photo: Jonathan Wong/SCMP

From the bay to the harbour

I would choose to move Ocean Park to the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, because the park’s location now is very inconvenient. Moving the park to Kowloon would make it easier for people to get there, which means there would be more visitors. This would help develop Hong Kong’s economy, too. The best part about the move would be that you could enjoy a nice view of the harbour.

Cherry Wan, 15, Carmel Secondary School


A stinky change of address

I would shift Government House close to the landfill in Tseung Kwan O. Then Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would know what it feels like to live next to a huge rubbish heap. That would probably stop him from dumping garbage in the landfill, and he would take steps to improve the environment in the area.

Anthony Chu, 16, PLK Ma Kam Ming College


A golden opportunity

Although it is quite selfish, I want to move the Golden Bauhinia to outside my grandfather’s window. He is very sick and bed-ridden. His last wish is to go to Golden Bauhinia Square, where he met my grandma. He can’t go there, but if he could at least see the Golden Bauhinia, he would be satisfied.

Caroline Lam, 13, Tak Nga Secondary School


If you were chief executive of Hong Kong for 24 hours, what would you do?


Bring the show to my door

Moving the AsiaWorld-Expo Arena to the New Territories would be great. There are many concerts, exhibitions and performances there every year. If it could be moved to the New Territories, it would be much easier for me and my friends to go to concerts. We also wouldn’t have to worry about traffic when we go home late at night.

Jamie Chan Wing-hin, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College


That’s borderline genius!

I would shift Government House to Sheung Shui so C.Y. can see what it’s like to live near the border. Mainland shoppers have a bad impact on almost everyone living in this area, so moving Government House there might encourage C.Y. to introduce a new policy on parallel trading.

Jenna Ko, 17, PLK Ma Kam Ming College


Seven storeys of stories!

I would move the Central Library next to my school. First, it is a gorgeous building with really beautiful architecture, so I would have something nice to stare at out of the window during classes. Secondly, it would be a cool place to hang out with my friends after class. We could relax there, help each other with the homework, and check out new books or reference materials. It would literally be a dream come true to have such a huge library next to my school.

Vivian Lee, 16, Maryknoll Convent School


Time for a nice view

A standout in Hong Kong’s largely modern, glass-lined architecture, I would move the iconic Clock Tower to the old ferry pier near my area. Then I could admire the beautiful landmark whenever I want!

Karina Poon, 16, South Island School


If you were a pirate, where would you bury your treasure?


Moving it out of harm’s way

I would definitely move Lion Rock, which represents the Hongkongers’ can-do spirit. I think it is a very important symbol, but we are not taking care of it. So I suggest we move it to Japan, which is environmentally friendly, and would help prevent the mountain from being damaged.

Stephen Li Kin-long, 15, STFA Leung Kau Kui College


See the wax and relax

I would bring Madame Tussaud’s further down the Peak, because it’s so hard to reach! Then all the celebrities would be closer to me, and more down to earth ... literally.

Anushka Purohit, 16, Renaissance College


Star power to save heritage

I would shift the Avenue of Stars to Sham Shui Po. A lot of tourists as well as locals visit the Avenue of Stars, but many of them don’t know much about Hong Kong’s history. Moving the landmark to Sham Shui Po would help them learn about both the old and new aspects of Hong Kong.

Nicole Wang, 16, Tak Nga Secondary School


For next week’s Top 10, tell us, if you could have one super heightened sense, like sight, smell or hearing, what would you choose and why? Send your answers, along with you name, age and school, to reporters.club@scmp.com with the “Top 10: super sense” in the subject field, and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Very moving responses!

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