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Lui Seng Chun - A Historic Building in Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Lui Seng Chun - Mong Kok, Hong KongLui Seng Chun is an old 4-storey building located at the junction with Tong Mi Road and Lai Chi Kok Road, in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. It was completed in 1931 and was owned by Lui Leung, a renowned Hong Kong businessman who was originally from Taishan county in Guangdong province.

The building, which was designed by architect W.H. Bourne, has a total gross floor area of 600 square metres. It features a mix of Chinese and Western architectural styles which was very popular in the early 20th century. A typical tong laus, the building used to have shops in the ground floor and residential spaces at the upper floors.

In 2000, the Antiquities Advisory Board declared Lui Seng Chun a Grade I historic building. During the same year, the Lui family donated the building to the government so that it can be properly preserved and become useful to the society again.

The building was included in Batch I of the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" initiated by the Government in 2008. The Hong Kong Baptist University then won a bid to conserve the building and convert it into a Chinese medicine healthcare centre. In 2012, the building was opened as the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine – Lui Seng Chun.

The ground floor is now open to the public, featuring a herbal tea shop and an exhibit of the old Lui Seng Chun. Free guided tours to the upper floors are available by registration.

Lui Seng Chun is located at 119 Lai Chi Kok Road in Mong Kok, Kowloon. To get there, take MTR to Prince Edward Station and get out at Exit C2. Walk along Prince Edward Road West to Lai Chi Kok Road. Proceed along Lai Chi Kok Road until you reach Lui Seng Chun.

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