The highlight of Upper Lascar Row is the seemingly endless row of antique stores, offering an eclectic collection of Chinese calligraphy, arts and vintage furniture. This runs parallel to stalls that sell an array of bric-à-brac collectibles, such as Mao Zedong alarm clocks and Bruce Lee posters. In recent years, local designer boutiques and vintage clothing stores have popped up nearby.
Like its offerings, the name of the street is also rich in history. In the early colonial days, ‘Lascar’ was a term used to refer to South Asians in the British military. Many Lascars came to Hong Kong to work in the police force and a small community of South Asians grew around what is now Upper Lascar Row, which was near the police headquarters.