When the Hong Kong Cultural Centre first opened in 1989, Wayne Maddern, the executive director of the Centre admitted that “I would say about 90% of the local population don’t like it.” But it didn’t bother him, reported the New York Times. “Centres all around the world, when they open, are always criticized… I can’t remember any one that wasn’t.” 

When the Hong Kong Cultural Centre first opened in 1989, Wayne Maddern, the executive director of the Centre admitted that “I would say about 90% of the local population don’t like it.” But it didn’t bother him, reported the New York Times. “Centres all around the world, when they open, are always criticized… I can’t remember any one that wasn’t.”