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Hong Kong is home to many structural curiosities, and among the quirkiest has got to be the Whampoa — a shopping mall shaped like a luxury cruise ship. Located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, the concrete boat is part of a larger shopping arcade named The Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, which is a complex of shops, restaurants, and residential buildings.
When you arrive at this shopping mall centre, you might feel amazed or even puzzled why there is a luxury cruise ship between the residential areas of Hung Hom. The design of the shopping mall is somehow a tribute to the neighbourhood’s previous function as a dockyard and reminiscence the old times. Therefore it is an attraction itself, although it is reconstructed with concrete.
The unique ship cum shopping mall is just less than 5 minutes walking distance from Whampoa MTR Station.