KITEC in Kowloon Bay faces impending demolition and reconstruction

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12th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), known for hosting numerous concerts and large-scale events, is set to undergo demolition and reconstruction. Earlier reports indicated that a consortium has invested over HK$10 billion to acquire KITEC with plans to transform it into a Grade A commercial building. As the deadline for demolition approaches, netizens have taken to social media platforms to share photos capturing the clearing-out process, eliciting a wave of sentimental comments and raising uncertainties about the future of KITEC.

Recently, a netizen shared on the social media platform Facebook group the scene of KITEC being cleared-out. Based on the uploaded photos, several eateries and restaurants within the mall have suspended operations, with closed establishments casting a dim light, giving the impending demolition of KITEC a gloomy atmosphere resembling a “lifeless stage.” On the other hand, a few restaurants and shops remain operational.