On the fourth of June 1984 bought Barbara's mother an apartment for Barbara 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.

To see location on Google maps, click here

(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.

map surroundings welcome gardens

 (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 (Peninsula heights block A, next to Broadcast drive gardens), 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.


apartement foto v2 

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.

apartement meubilair v2

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.

Photshoots bedroom.

Photoshoots make-up  room

Photshoots kitchen

Magazine articles

1985 May article: retrospective visit apartment Yung Mei Ling



Televisions interviews.

1984 interview in apartment2

1984 short interview in apartment

1984 discussion about jewelry


Some recent pictures from a similar appartment in the same building.

In 1992 the movie "big smart" filmed some scenes outside Barbara's apartment and the now broken down TVB-studios, here are some screenshots (source: https://m.weibo.cn/status/4576337493232433)

For another TV-program there where also taken some pictures inside the apartment in 1992, it is not known if it was exactly Barbara's apartment but it was a similar one (source: https://m.weibo.cn/status/4576311782410865 )

In 2018 the apartment complex has been renovated. These pictures show the renovation in proces and the entrance to Barbara's former apartment.

source: https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4240092392368738

On 3 May 2022, 9pm, the TVB Financial Information Channel in the programme: Daily Property Watch introduced the flats at Broadcast Road, Hong Kong-Wai Kam Garden. Budget $10 million.

"The low density and quiet environment of Broadcast Drive is popular with families as it is part of a prestigious school network.".


source: https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4765176455235371

5月3日晚 9点,無綫財經資訊台




References to (not translated) articles on Barbara's apartment








米白椅子 最受宠爱





阿汤赠送 一对哑玲







圆形大床 粉红墙纸






Source (https://media.weibo.cn/article?(object_id=1022%3A2309404266456345935741&luicode=10000011&lfid=1076031747284320&id=2309404266456345935741 )


In May 1984, the reporter interviewed Weng Meiling at home.

When the doorbell rang, it was Weng Meiling who opened the door.

She was wearing a pink sportswear, "worthy of the vitality of the star, even after leaving office did not forget the time to wear sportswear."

Rice white chair is the favorite

"Well, because the weather is too hot and the air-conditioners are on strike all the time, I'm too busy to breathe. It's more comfortable to wear sportswear when I have time to dress up." She took us into her house.

As soon as you enter, you will know that Weng Meiling knows how to enjoy. Her house is made of pine and some elegant light colored furniture, which gives people a comfortable feeling.

Next to the gate is a nanmu frame with some articles on it. The whole living room is dark wallpaper, beige furniture, light yellow nanmu chair and tea table. On the other side of the living room, there is a group of long white cabinets with TV and video recorder on them, which are all the hostess's favorite. A white chair in front of the TV set looks like a chair without legs. "If there is no notice, they like to stay at home, so the design of the home must not be careless." She said as she handed me a glass of juice.

A Tang presents a pair of dumbbells

Next to the long white cabinet, there is a large floor mirror with a pair of dumb Ling in front.

"Ah Tang gave it to me. He said that we should do more exercise and exercise so that we won't fall ill." Speaking of Tom, she always has a smile on her face.

There is also a wall at the gate, on which her schedule and bills are written, which can record her daily activities.

Into her bedroom, it's really a cloth doll paradise. There are a lot of cloth dolls at the head of the bed alone.

"I like dolls very much. Most of them are given by friends. They all look lovely. I also like to cuddle them, so it's easy to fall asleep." I believe her doll friends will also like this little host very much!

Pink wallpaper for big round bed

Her bed is very interesting. It's a walking wooden bed with a mattress and a blue sheet. At the head of the bed is a hand-painted portrait of Weng Meiling, pink wallpaper and blue curtains. And in the white cabinet, there is a bottle of white chrysanthemum, at first glance, thought it was true.

"I like flowers, but I'm afraid of taking care of them, so I put plastic flowers at home. It saves a lot of time. " This man is so cute.

 In her home, the most attractive is the bright red cushion.

 "My mother brought it from England. I like its color, and my mother specially brought it to me, so even if it doesn't match the color in the room, I'm willing to use it as an ornament."








(source: https://media.weibo.cn/article?object_id=1022%3A2309404266354810202678&luicode=10000011&lfid=1076031747284320&id=2309404266354810202678 )

Artists are greedy for convenience, so they all like to live in Broadway, and Weng Meiling is no exception.

As the owners immigrated and were eager to sell the property, the price of this unit was low. They also left the decoration and furniture to Weng Meiling, so that Weng Meiling would not use her brains.

The main color of the room is beibai, with primary color Matsuyama furniture. The ceiling is also supported by pine strips, with some green plants hanging down to create a bit of natural atmosphere. Of course there is a TV and video recorder, especially a glass fiber chair, which looks very chic and is made according to a person's sitting posture.

Bedroom color is given priority to by white and blue, the bedstead that uses ground to carry to make, it is the most popular decorate, Weng Meiling to lazy to change it.

There is an oil painting by Weng Meiling's uncle at the head of the bed. Weng Meiling's favorite painting is this one, especially the one he brought to Hong Kong from England. There are also a lot of dolls sent by fans. Weng Meiling also loves it.

Because of busy work and less rest time, Weng Meiling especially likes to stay at home. She thinks it is most comfortable to stay at home.


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Sarah Huang
5 years ago
Thank you very much for building up this website where people love Barbara could have a place to visit or have a place to speak or to share the feelings when they miss her so much or feel so heartbroken. We all know Barbara via the famous role she played as Ms Huang Rong from the TVB's 1983 version of "Legends of the Condor Heroes". Rest in Peace, Barbara. We all love you.
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James Chen
8 years ago
翁美玲小姐过早离世, 令人相当惋惜. 我仍记得1985年5月的一天, 我在广卅工作单位阅读香港文汇报, 翁美玲小姐突然逝去的消息令我震惊不已, 那时我还是一个青年. 如今30年已过去了, 看到这些资讯. 不禁令人深深怀念这位可爱的黄蓉.
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8 years ago
she is so good and beautiful ,30 years is really a long time ,but still like her ,never change.
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8 years ago
Hi rob, I think you are the best thief. :p
Because u know how to analyze the room inside.
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10 years ago
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