Created By: Hong Kong Baptist University
The predecessor of Pacific Place was the Victoria Barracks, which became the target of Japanese attacks during the Japanese occupation. On December 8, 1941, the Japanese air raid on Hong Kong dropped the first bomb on the Victoria Barracks. British soldiers and citizens were killed, and various Japanese fighter planes fell nearby. The brutality of Dolly's barracks caused painful history rumors to spread after the prosperous Pacific Place.
In 1989, Seibu Department Store held the opening ceremony. Company employees and citizens saw a group of Japanese soldiers marching through the wall. Afterward, they performed rituals for three days. The long elevator in the basement was the most ferocious. Two security guards saw the Japanese army appear through CCTV in the middle of the night. When Seibu Department Store opened, the anti-theft system used infrared to detect the movement of objects, but it was often mistaken. When the security guards arrived, they did not find anyone.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Supernatural Tour: Hong Kong District VS Japanese Occupation Period