Two streets above Rosie Jean’s Café lies an Edwardian-style mansion Kom Tong Hall built in 1914. What used to be the home of Hong Kong tycoon Ho Kom Tong has turned into a hall of memories to commemorate the reputable revolutionary Dr Sun Yat-sen after a 29-month restoration in 2005.
The museum is now home to a raft of historical artefacts displaying an overview of the career of this revolutionary. But the architecture itself is even more interesting than the archival materials it houses.
Wrapped in red brick walls, the four-storey house has a list of original symbols of the property dating back to the Edwardian age on display – ionic columns, decorative timber finishes, gilded ceiling, floral patterns and stained glass.
7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong