Cash-Strapped Haw Par Music to Close Doors on Dec. 1


Haw Par Music to Close Doors on Dec. 1 Amid Financial Struggles

A treasured cultural piece in Hong Kong, Haw Par Music will cease operations in December due to challenges in generating revenues, the government announced on Sept. 9.

The closure will affect the project’s music trainings and free guided tours, which have been on offer since April 2019. Meanwhile, Haw Par Mansion will be handed over to the Hong Kong government on Dec. 1, the same day that the project will cease operations for good.

Haw Par Music Foundation, which runs the Haw Par Mansion, has proposed to terminate the tenancy agreement earlier than its expiration on March 31, 2025, amid financial problems.

The Development Bureau said it will consult with the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation to discuss the fate of the Grade 1 historic building, including the possibility of including the structure in the next batch of its revitalisation scheme.

Haw Par Music is an initiative under the Batch III of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme.

Trainings and tours scheduled before the closure on Dec. 1 will go as usual.

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