Hong Kong party hotspot Lan Kwai Fong adapts to social and economic changes since 1997

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong party hotspot Lan Kwai Fong adapts to social and economic changes since 1997” – below is their description.

Ray Ng has been running nightclubs since 2002 in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s main nightlife hotspot. Welcoming customers, including celebrities, from all over the world, his second club, Volar closed in 2021 when he was offered an attractive deal to move to a 5,000-sq-ft rooftop space for his third bar, Faye. In his two decades as a nightclub operator, Ng has had to adapt to the changing clientele and business environment, especially during the 2019-2020 protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to many expats leaving Hong Kong. But Ng remains optimistic the crowds will return once the pandemic ends and that Hong Kong’s famed nightlife will thrive again.

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