House of Orient
The establishment of Hong Kong as free port in 1841 led to increase in trade between the Chinese and the outside world. As a means of doing business, foreign businessmen would hire educated locals to act as their compradors, translators and intermediaries in search for goods. In turn, these compradors not only accumulated great wealth, but began integrating Western culture into their very own way of life. This unique cultural heritage gave birth to a “Hong Kong Elegance” aesthetic unique to the city.
House of Orient is committed to showcasing this unique blend of culture. Through careful representation of taste and personality, its upcoming “The House of Orient Dim Sum Teahouse” restaurant and “The House of Orient” boutique – slated to open later this year – will be a loving representation on how life was in Hong Kong a century ago.