This stunning building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster in 1985, is a masterpiece of precision and innovation. And so it should be; on completion it was the world’s most expensive building. Don’t miss the pair of bronze lions guarding the harbour-side entrance of the building. Called Stephen (left) and Stitt (right), they’re named after HSBC managers from the 1920s. Both bear shrapnel scars from the Battle of Hong Kong. Rub their paws for luck.