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Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC)

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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852 2544 0081
Description: HSBC Main Building is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai...
HSBC Main Building is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The building can be reached from Exit K of Central MTR Station and facing Statue Square.
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the worst bank ever!

cannot be trusted. they can stall you money for weeks without any explanation what-so-ever. they can promise you a call back, time after time, but nobody call back. nobody can... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

cannot be trusted. they can stall you money for weeks without any explanation what-so-ever. they can promise you a call back, time after time, but nobody call back. nobody can give you any explanation, as their "customer service" are only there to answer your call and tell you nothing, and to promise you things that never happen. such a shame... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yes, the building is a good example of skyscraper architecture, but the real attraction here are the two lions out the front of the building. The story goes that they were taken by the Japanese to be melted down during the occupation, but were rescued at the last minute, being found on a boat after the Japanese cease-fire. The lions... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is far better than the Bank of China Tower. It's mildly interesting, has an interesting pedigree (e.g. the previous HQ buildings, and an interesting background on design and execution. That said, it looks mostly designed for function (and, of course, for Feng Shui), and possibly for a bit of impressiveness, but certainly (IMHO) not for beauty. And, given when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is a fairly modern building..... it has 2 lions outside, look at the holes in them but then how were they made and when. There is security on the ground floor think recent history and the occupation movement. Why was it built up only from the 1st floor. Dragons live here think design. An impressive building when everything is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hong Kong is full of modern architecture. Almost each building have their uniqueness. HSBC might look simple from a far. But if you give a better look, you'll notice, how stunning they are. I was so beautifully designed in which it uses the natural sunlight as the main source of light inside the building. It is definitely a marvel of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Take this in as part of your tour of Central, and then compare with the old world China Bank next door. An architectural hotspot for the people who hug buildings, rather than those who hug trees. As i looked aloft through the centre of this monolith, I thought, they haven't finished this bit off, they're still working at it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went into this famous HK building, with its "inside out" design style, on our way back to the Star Ferry from the Peak Tram. An icon of style when it was built and still looking good today. You can go inside and up the escalators for a look at the cathedral like interior. Well worth a quick look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Known as 1QRC to the locals, the HSBC building located at 1 Queen's Road Central holds the rights to the view over the water in front to ensure feng shui prosperity. Next year sees the bank's 150 year anniversary, so prosperous it has remained. The building's iconic status is borne out of its unique architectural construction - an office that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The HSBC building is located across the street from the Bank of China Tower, and across the street from Statues Square and Central MTR station. When going to see the Peak Tram, it is easy to pass through these locations and view them as well. The HSBC Building is not as tall as newer sky scrapers but it is still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hong Kong has become prosperous because people work hard and there is law and order under the British rule. Correspondingly, the Hong Kong Bank has also prospered. So when the Bank was re-designed after it had been announced that Hong Kong would be returned to China, HSB simply sent a message to China that if it dicked around with the... More 

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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