If you’re like me and enjoy art, specifically intriguing street art, then Sheung Wan area is the place to be in Hong Kong. You’ll be surprised what a stroll down Hollywood Road can beckon.
With this being my third trip to Hong Kong this year, Hollywood Road has concurrently become a regular affair. Straying away from the MTR, I am inclined on walking my way to Central while gazing at the vibrant street art and bold murals in its public spaces.
On my first visit, I was swayed away primarily because of the visual aesthetics and paid little to no attention behind the story and meaning behind the illustrations. Over the next two trips, after walking past them time and time again, I’d take note of the artists and read about them to understand the narrative behind what it takes to help shape Hong Kong and its identity as a city.
The murals in the alleyways that lead off to Hollywood Road are designed by a mix of local and western artists – many of which have been there for years! Hong Kong being one of the world’s largest financial hubs, it is compelling to see the city’s take towards street art as a vital method used for communication.
Here are some of my favorite street murals that are hard to miss on Hollywood Road.
The more I have been acquainted with these striking murals, the more I realize how simply they have been integrated to be part of the city. This is one of my favorite parts of visiting Hong Kong and by no means does this creativity and whimsical street art end on Hollywood Road – it’s scattered all through the concrete jungle, you just have to keep looking!
My hunt for buzzing street art continues on my next trip!