When this modest-looking store first opened in 1969, Hollywood Road was just becoming known for its antique shops, many of which offered items the Chinese government had confiscated during the Cultural Revolution and was selling to ease the country’s poverty. Honeychurch is now one of the oldest and most reputable antique stores in the city. The proprietor, John Fairman, sells an unsurpassed assortment of antiques from all over Asia, ranging from traveler-friendly items such as tiny ceramic pots priced at about 10 dollars to Meiji-era Japanese furniture and Tang Dynasty pottery, with the price and provenance of each piece detailed on a handwritten label.
29 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 852/2543- 2433. This appeared in the October 2013 issue.