After getting spiritual at the Big Buddha, every tourist in Hong Kong and their mother end up in the infamous Lan Kwai Fong district. Lan Kwai Fong is the expat hot spot with incredibly stylish chic bars and restaurants only Hong Kong can provide. And amazing city with a cosmopolitan vibe that dates back to the its status as an epicenter of trade between the west and east. But just how did this small district of Hong Kong become so popular? As the recipe always goes, with innovative and passionate underground artists and a bit of Disco.
Lan Kwai Fong became popular when an American by the name of Gordon Huthart opened the doors of Disco Disco. He made it a personal statement defying cultural norms and created a club for everyone. Disco Disco was the epicenter of the underground in Hong Kong in the late 1970's and early 1980's. A true hero to the culture, he created a club that easily rivaled Studio 54 or CGBG in New York. Disco Disco brought prominent artists from all over the world to experience the expanding and uniquely Hong Kongese underground culture.
Check out the article for the dirty details of Disco Disco and the early age of the charming, yet once gritty and underground district of 蘭桂坊 / Lan Kwai Fong.