The ever-changing Wong Chuk Hang is an epitome of the city’s evolution. In its early days, residents lived upon agriculture and livestock breeding. Chung Mei, home to hundreds of houseboats that closely moored together on shallow water, was the pulse of the neighbourhood and key to the Southern fishing community. With rapid industrial developments that took place in the 60s, brands of a wide array of industries came to set up their factories and gave its urban fabric a complete makeover. The then-industrial powerhouse was brought to life by the adjoining Wong Chuk Estate, which improved the quality of life of many and where the neighbourly spirit remained keen and strong. Brief days of peace followed the decline of industries and the demolition of the Estate, but the area now returns to bustle with the fast emergence of galleries and revitalization plans that are on the way.