The Jardine Noonday Gun - Secret Path to a Cannon

This is one of the lasting traditions since the 19th century.
This tradition was started by Jardine Matheson and continues until today.
At everyday at 12:00 noon, a small crowd, mostly tourist, will gather around to witness this century old tradition.

In the past, there is a piece of naval artillery, which is a 3lb cannon, mounted on a small enclosed place near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.
This cannon is owned and operated by Jardine Matheson and fired daily at noon.
A bell is tolled to signal the end of the fore-noon watch.

In 1941, during the Second World War, the cannon was lost.
However, after the British Forces regained Hong Kong, the cannon was replaced with a 6lb gun.
The gun was then operating again in 1947.
As time went on, the 6lb gun was replaced with a 3lb gun.

To reach this place, exit off Causeway Bay MTR Station Exit D1.
Then, walk into The Excelsior Hotel on Jaffe Road.
Afterwards, walk into the underground tunnel passing through Gloucester Road from the basement car park in the hotel.

Location: The Jardine Noonday Gun
Address: 282 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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