On the fourth of June 1984 Barbara bought an apartment at Welcome Gardens, 39 Broadcast drive in the district Kowloon in Hong Kong for about 500.000 HK dollars (about 61.500 US dollars or 47.500 euro). The apartment was at the first floor of this building, apartment B. In the same building also lived Kent Tong and famous actor/actress couple Adam Cheng Siu Chau / Lydia Shum Din Ha.
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(note: Nowadays a similar apartment in the same building is worth about 9.900.000 HK dollars (1.220.000 US dollars or 940.000 euro).
Before Barbara moved to this apartment she had been living with her godmother at Tin Kwong Road in Kowloon.
The big advantages of this apartment at Broadcast drive is that it was only a two minute walk from the TVB studios.
(note: By the late 1980s, TBV had out-grown the facility at Broadcast Drive, and built a new studio complex, named T.V. City, at 220 Clear Water Bay Road in November 1988. The old Broadcast Drive headquarters was later converted into apartments, the studio where Barbara worked and many pictures were taken is now Hong Kong television house and Hong Kong commercial radio (3 Broadcast drive, Beacon hill, google maps position)
There is a lot of information available on the internet about Barbara's apartment. This makes it possible to get on idea what Barbara's apartment looked like. Here are my efforts.
In the diagram below I show the furniture in the appartment. The icons I usei just indicate the type of furniture, they are not pictures of the original furniture.
Barbara was very open about her apartment to the public. Often she held interviews at this apartment. I have seen at least 7 different photo shoots and at least three television recordings that have been taken at her apartment. In one television interview Barbara let the public have a good view of her living- and bedroom.
Photoshoots living room.
Photoshoots make-up room
Some recent pictures from a similar appartment in the same building.
References to (not translated) articles on Barbara's apartment
In May 1984, the reporter went to Anon’s home to interview.
"叮------When-----" The doorbell rang, opening the door is the protagonist of this home visit ------ Weng Meiling.
She is wearing a pink sportswear. "It's a star of vitality. Even if you leave, you don't forget to wear sportswear."
White chair, the most favored
"Hey, because the weather is too hot, the air-conditioning is always on strike, busy and breathless, it is better to wear clothes when it is time to dress up. It is more comfortable." She even said that she would take us into her house.
Upon entering the door, I know that Weng Meiling is a person who knows how to enjoy. Her house is made of pine wood and some light and light combination furniture, which gives people a comfortable feeling.
Next to the gate is a wooden stand with some items on it. The living room is full of dark flowers, beige furniture, living room with light yellow wood chair and coffee table. On the other side of the living room, there is a set of white long cabinets with a combination of TV and video recorders, all of which are favorite of the hostess. A white chair placed in front of the TV, it looks like a rest chair without legs. "If you don't have a notice, you like to stay at home, so the design at home must not be sloppy." She said, handing me a glass of juice.
A soup gift, a pair of dumb
Next to the white long cabinet, there was a large floor mirror with a pair of dumbs in front.
"This is what Atang gave me. He said that he usually has to exercise more and exercise, so he won't fall ill!" Speaking of A Tang, her face always smiles.
At the door of the gate there is also a wall with a bill for her schedule and payment, which records her daily activities.
Into her bedroom, it is a cloth doll paradise, there are a lot of cloth dolls on the bed.
"I like dolls very much. Most of them are sent by friends. They are all very cute, and I like them very much. It is easy to fall asleep." I believe her doll friends will like it too. This little master!
Round bed pink wallpaper
Her bed is quite interesting, it is a stepping wooden bed, surrounded by a bed, with a blue sheet, on the bedside there is a hand-painted portrait of Weng Meiling, pink wallpaper, with blue Curtains. On the white cabinet, there is a bottle of white chrysanthemum. At first glance, I thought it was true.
"I like flowers, but I am afraid of taking care of them, so the plastic flowers are placed in the house. This saves a lot of time." This person is really cute.
In her home, the most attractive is the big red cushion.
"This is what my mom brought from the UK. I like the color of it, and it was brought to me by Mommy, so even if it is not in harmony with the color in the house, I am happy to be an embellishment."
(translated by Google translate)
The interior is dominated by beige and white, with the original color of the Songshan family. The ceiling is also framed by pine wood. Some green plants are placed to create a natural atmosphere. TV phonographs and video recorders are naturally lacking in the court. The most special one is a fiberglass chair. The appearance is made in a sitting position, which is very chic.
There is a painting on the bedside, which was painted by the uncle of Avon. This is the favorite of Avon. This is especially the case from Hong Kong brought to Hong Kong, and there are a lot of dolls sent by fans. Avon also loves it.
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