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TowerDude

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SimCoug : Thanks, yeah, I added them, we'll see them when going to Mong Kok !

vivapanda : Thanks !

Militant Radical : It's coming hopfully <_<

TekindusT : well the residents may be happy, otherwise it's rooftop housing which is much worse...

ggamgus : Who doesn't want to visit HK ?

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1000000000000000 : Thank you !

111222333444 : Thank you !

ChrisSAFC : Oh naice !

elavery : YeahI know

Luigi : True True !

westy177 : thannnnnnks !

gman28 : Thanks I'm happy you saw that

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spursrule14 : Wowowowow !

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TowerDude

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Smartbylaw : thanks

Samerton : le Thank You

TekindusT : shhhhh....

0:) yeah I know I did that little mistake, I saw it after you said it :P

kakado_to_save :Always!

Mamaluigi945 : Better !

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Simul8ter8 : Thanks

111222333444 : Lucky BOY !

elavery : Oh me too, I really love planes <3

100000000000 : I haven't noticed

:P I'm happy you liked it !

westy177 : Thanks

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Fox : It's beeing done

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Gugu3 : Here is more

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don santiago1 : Thanks

Adjebrotot : Thank you

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DISTRICT | WAN-CHAI

[centre]Wan Chai (/ˌwɑːn ˈtʃaɪ/ Chinese: 灣仔) is a metropolitan area situated at the western part of the Wan Chai District on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. Its other boundaries are Canal Road to the east, Arsenal Street to the west and Bowen Road to the south. The area north of Gloucester Road is often called Wan Chai North. Wan Chai is one of the busiest commercial areas in Hong Kong with many small and medium-sized companies. Wan Chai North features office towers, parks, hotels and an international conference and exhibition centre. As one of the first areas developed in Hong Kong, the locale is densely populated yet with noticeable residential zones facing urban decay. Arousing considerable public concern, the government has undertaken several urban renewal projects in recent years. There are many unique buildings and skyscrapers, most notably the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Central Plaza and Hopewell Centre.[/centre]

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[centre]Wan Chai offers historical conservation spots including Old Wan Chai Post Office, Hung Shing Temple and Pak Tai Temple. Many of the medium-sized shopping centres are named in numerals, such as Oriental 188, 328, and 298 Computer Centre. The numbers may come from the earlier days when prostitution houses were all numbered, and referred to as "big numbers" (大冧巴, dai lum bah).[1] There are also many commercial complexes and skyscrapers. The HK$4.4 billion 78-story skyscraper Central Plaza currently stand as the second tallest in Hong Kong.[18] The apex of Central Plaza is designed as a unique neon tower clock. It consists of four neon spandrel bands, each representing 15 minutes, and the colour changes from top to bottom. When the four bands are of the same colour, an hour has passed. More than an innovative clock, "Lightime" has become a new symbol the same way Eiffel Tower reminds people of Paris. Small but free art exhibitions are on also the second floor year round. Other tourist attractions include Golden Bauhinia Square featuring a flag-raising ceremony held daily outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The ceremony is enhanced on July 1 (handover anniversary) and October 1 (National Day).[/centre]

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TowerDude

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UPDATE 1 | ARRIVING IN CHEP LAK KOK

Authors note

What is this ? this is Kong Kong 3.0, named HKSAR, my Sc4 playing skill have much improved since HK2 so here we go again, I just can't get enough of it, I hope you'll be part of the ride

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Welcome..Ni Hao !

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The airport opened for commercial operations in 1998, replacing Kai Tak, and is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with over 40 destinations) and the rest of Asia.

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HKIA also operates one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings (the largest when opened in 1998) and operates twenty-four hours a day. The airport is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways and Air Hong Kong (cargo). The airport is also one of the Asian-Pacific cargo hubs for UPS Airlines. It is a focus city for many airlines, including China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, which serves 18 flights to Hong Kong per day (one direction) from 15 cities. Virgin Atlantic, United and Air India use Hong Kong as a stopover point for flights respectively from London to Sydney, from Tokyo to Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City as well as from India to Osaka and Seoul.

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HKIA is an important contributor to the Hong Kong economy, employing approximately 60,000 people. About 90 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 150 cities across the globe. In 2011 HKIA handled 53,314,213 passengers, making it the 10th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic.It also surpassed Memphis International Airport to become the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic

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TowerDude

Sham Shui Po 2

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Apliu Street

Apliu Street is a famous electronics street, where you can find bargain or sophisticated electronic items, such as batteries, radio equipment, mobile phones, watches, Hi-Fi's or even classic records!

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Golden Computer Arcade, Golden Shopping Centre

These two centres are two of the oldest and most well-known computer malls in Hong Kong. However, as computers are widely used nowadays, more computer malls have been opened, such as Hong Kong Island's Wanchai or Kowloon's Mongkok.

These computer malls offer all kinds of computer products ranging from software, hardware, peripherals, books, gadgets etc, all you can think of. They are paradise for computer buyers.

Home » Facilities

Tai Hang Tung Recreation Ground

CONTACT

TAI HANG TUNG RECREATION GROUND

Contact: Ms Y M Leung / Mr. Gary Ng

Tel: 2777 8946

Address: 50 Boundary Street & Tai Hang Tung Road, Kowloon

Closest MTR Station: Prince Edward (Exit A)

MONGKOK STADIUM

Contact: Mr. W K Ma

Tel: 2380 0188

Address: 37 Flower Street, Yau Ma Tai,Kowloon

Closest MTR Station: Prince Edward (Exit A)

POLICE BOUNDARY STREET

Contact: Martin Harce

Tel: 2306 7594

Address: 430 Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Kowloon

Closest MTR Station: Prince Edward (Exit A)

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TowerDude

Taikoo Shing

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100000000000 : Uh oh, here it is :uhm:

Samerton : Thanks!

Kakado_to_save : Thanks, Riiga did that pic!

TekindusT : This was a special, because geographically there is still a lot to do :P

escilnavia : Indeed, or maybe not, it would depend of who in HK you are

MamaLiugi945 : Thanks

111222333444 : In some districts it's not that different

NMUSpidey : History is always good :P

testuser1234 : Thank you!

Evillions : Thanks! :D

bosco912 : Thanks

Philadron : here it is http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/4466-tsim-sha-tsui-clock-tower/

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The entire Taikoo Shing estate covers 3.5 hectares (8.5 acres), and consist of 61 residential towers, with a total of 12,698 apartment flats that ranges anywhere between 585 square feet (54.3 m2) to 1,237 square feet (114.9 m2).

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The Taikoo Shing estate was once the site of Taikoo Dockyard, whose foundation stone now lies beside Cityplaza. The dockyard moved to United Dockyards at the west shore of the Tsing Yi Island in late 1970s, and Taikoo Shing was constructed over the site in stages, with constructions of all main residential buildings complete by the early 1990s.

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As part of the business strategy, Swire Properties was established in 1972 immediately after the closing of the dockyard. Taikoo Shing became one of Hong Kong's first major private housing estates. Completing in 1986, Swire immediately became one of the largest property companies doing the construction themselves. The area was designed to maximise middle-class residential capacity.

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Development of commercial areas still continues today. After the completion of Cityplaza 3 and 4 as office buildings, the original Cityplaza 1 was demolished in the mid-90s for redevelopment. As of 2007, the food market that was originally constructed was demolished to make room for a hotel.

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More than 60,000 people live in Taikoo Shing, a moderately concentrated area by Hong Kong standards.

Apartment flats in Taikoo Shing are popular amongst buyers and speculators, and for a significant time in the 80's and 90's, Taikoo Shing's housing price is a general indicator of the of Hong Kong's housing market health in general. Although in recent years, newer housing developments have eroded a bit of Taikoo Shing's once prominent status.

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The estate is also a very sought-after place to live for the Japanese and Korean expatriate communities in Hong Kong, most of which are staffed in multinational corporations based in Hong Kong. As a result of this significant Korean and Japanese settlement, the area has many Korean and Japanese-themed service establishments

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TowerDude

"1967"

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1967

The Hong Kong 1967 riots began in May 1967. They were caused by pro-communist leftists in Hong Kong, inspired by the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China (PRC), who turned a labour dispute into large scale demonstrations against British colonial rule. Demonstrators clashed violently with the Hong Kong Police Force. Instigated by events in the PRC, leftists called for massive strikes and organised demonstrations, while the police stormed many of the leftists' strongholds and placed their active leaders under arrest. These riots became still more violent when the leftists resorted to terrorist attacks, planting fake and real bombs in the city and murdering some members of the press who voiced their opposition to the violence.

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This fantastic picture was by Riiga

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n May, a labour dispute broke out in an artificial flower factory in San Po Kong. Picketing workers clashed with management, and riot police were called in on 6 May. In violent clashes between the police and the picketing workers, 21 workers were arrested; many more were injured. Representatives from the union protested at police stations, but were themselves also arrested. The next day, large-scale demonstrations erupted on the streets of Hong Kong. Many of the pro-communist demonstrators carried Little Red Books in their left hands and shouted communist slogans including demands of "blood for blood". The Hong Kong Police Force engaged with the demonstrators and arrested another 127 people. A curfew was imposed and all police forces were called into duty.

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In the PRC, newspapers praised the leftists' activities, calling the British colonial government's actions "fascist atrocities". In Beijing, thousands of people demonstrated outside the office of the British chargé d'affaires. In Hong Kong's downtown Central District, large loudspeakers were placed on the roof of the Bank of China Building, broadcasting pro-communist rhetoric and propaganda, while students distributed newspapers carrying information about the disturbances and pro-communist rhetoric to the public.

On 16 May, the leftists formed the Hong Kong and Kowloon Committee for Anti-Hong Kong British Persecution Struggle (港九各界反抗港英迫害鬥爭委員會) and appointed Yeung Kwong (楊光) of the Federation of Trade Unions as the chairman of the committee. The committee organised and coordinated a series of large demonstrations. Hundreds of supporters from various leftist organisations demonstrated outside Government House, chanting communist slogans and wielding placards. At the same time, many workers took strike action, with Hong Kong's transport services being particularly badly disrupted.

More violence erupted on 22 May, with another 167 people being arrested. The rioters began to adopt more sophisticated tactics, such as throwing stones at police or vehicles passing by, before retreating into leftist "strongholds" such as newspaper offices, banks or department stores once the police arrived.

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By the time the riots subsided at the end of the year, 51 people were killed, including five police officers. Eleven officers were wounded. A British Army explosives disposal expert (Sgt. Charlie Workman of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps) and a firefighter were killed in the riots. In addition, more than 800 people sustained injuries, including 200 law enforcement personnel; 5000 people were arrested. Bombings killed 15 people, and injured 340 others. There were millions of dollars in property damage, measured in US$ – many times greater than the 1956 riot. Confidence in the colony's future declined among some of Hong Kong's populace, and many residents sold their property and relocated overseas. Some 2000 people were convicted after the arrests.

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TowerDude

Tsuen Wan pt1

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Suomi2005 : Thank you !

skyscraper241 : Danke!

Amthaak : merci a toi !

TekindusT : Hehe, you guessed right, i did use it :P

Quatum Eagle : Thanks, I am happy that a person from the real place is saying that :yes:

keder : Thanks!

111222333444 : Hehe, :P

Fox : Thank you for +1'ing it (can you even say that :P )

Cockatoo : Indeed if It weren't for the HKABT none of this could be imaginable

LastTrueChamp : Thank you, I like that part a lot too

joutaveefe : I am making a region view in zoom1 with the entire city ! it is yet to come

NMUSpidey : Zen master arange the place apparently :P

Megabuilder6 : Thank you!

Johan_91 : Thank you for the comment !

Gugu3 : Indeed I like the contrast too

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Tsuen Wan

Tsuen Wan (formerly also spelt Tsun Wan) is a bay in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. The market town of Tsuen Wan emerged for the surrounding villages and fleets of fishing boats in the area. The town is around the present-day Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR. It was extended as far as the reclamation proceeded.

In earlier days, it was known as Tsin Wan (淺灣) which means shallow bay, and later renamed to Tsuen Wan. Another name Tsak Wan (賊灣, Hakka dialect pronunciation: tshet wan), pirate bay, indicates the presence of pirates nearby long ago. In fact, the area around Rambler Channel was known as Sam Pak Tsin (三百錢), literally meaning three hundred coins. There was a legend that pirates would collect three hundred coins should one pass through the area.

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A museum of a local settlement village is located in Tsuen Wan Town: Sam Tung Uk Museum. The museum is an effort to preserve one of the heritage villages in Hong Kong. It was restored when Tsuen Wan underwent urban development during the construction of the MTR.

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In the 20th century, factories moved in gradually due to its proximity to Kowloon. With the construction of Castle Peak Road, motor vehicles could reach the town in addition to access on foot and by boat. In the 1950s, the Hong Kong Government developed the area with new town concepts. In the 1970s it was developed as part of Tsuen Wan New Town. By 1971 the area housed 400,000 residents. It was one of the last areas in Hong Kong to be developed without the "Colony Outline Plan".

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Discovery Park, one of Hong Kong's largest shopping centers, is located in the heart of Tsuen Wan Town. There is a goldsmith street there where jewels can be purchased. Other features include Tsuen Wan Shopping Plaza, Tsuen Wan City Landmark, Citywalk and L'Hotel, The Sam Tung Uk Museum, Tin Hau Temple and The Panda Hotel, one of the biggest hotels in Hong Kong. The Nina Towers, which include an 80-storey tower, rise over Tsuen Wan. Hong Kong's cable TV service company i-CABLE also has their headquarters located in Tsuen Wan at Wharf Cable Tower.

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TowerDude

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kakado_to_save : Tseun Wan will come ;)

MamaLuigi945 : Oh, well :P

jotauveefe : thanks a lot, I'm happy you see that

Johan_91 : Thanks for the comment :)

LastTrueChamp : Thanks, I'm happy you like it

evanm1487 : Thank you

Gugu3 : Thank You :D

LegCo Building

The handsome neo-classical-style Legislative

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Legislative Council Building

Council Building - nicknamed Legco - is the current home of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, but from its opening until 1985, it was the meeting place for the Supreme Court of Hong Kong.

Designed by British architect Sir Aston Webb, Legco was completed in 1912. Aston's esteemed reputation deemed him the right person for designing this grand building. Before building Legco, he was responsible for the design of the eastern

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façade of Buckingham Palace as well as a portion of the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London.

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Known by long-time residents as the Former Supreme Court Building, the Legislative Council Building is a two-story structure, fashioned from granite and boasting ionic columns. Because of its former role, the building is topped by a statue of "Justice", represented by the Greek goddess Themis. She stands above the main entrance.

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The exterior of the Legislative Council Building is one of

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Hong Kong's "declared monuments". It's especially impressive when lit up during the evening hours and when the trees around Legco twinkle during Christmas time.

And a last mosaic before we go !

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TowerDude

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Efkin : thanks :)

NMUSpidey : Yes, it's dark at night :uhm:

skyscraper241 : Yes, it's a lovely promenade with a prime view

Mamaliugi945 : I hope you'll be there :)

111222333444 : Thanks :P

Gugu3 : Thanks :)

HSBC Main Building / Standard Chartered

The HSBC Main Building (Chinese: 香港滙豐總行大廈) is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Central, Hong Kong. It is located along the southern side of Statue Square near the location of the old City Hall, Hong Kong (built in 1869, demolished in 1933). The previous HSBC building was built in 1935 and pulled down to make way for the current building. The address remains as 1 Queen's Road Central, Central. The building can be reached from Exit K of Central MTR Station and facing Statue Square.

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The new building was designed by the British architect Lord Norman Foster and Civil & Structural Engineers Ove Arup & Partners (J. Roger Preston & Partners Engineering) and was constructed by Wimpey International. From the concept to completion, it took 7 years (1978–1985). The building is 180-metres high with 47 storeys and four basement levels. The building has a module design consisting of five steel modules prefabricated in the UK by Scott Lithgow Shipbuilders near Glasgow, and shipped to Hong Kong. 30,000 tons of steel and 4,500 tons of aluminium were used. It is rumoured that the building's modular design enables it to be dismantled and moved, if there was any possibility of a disrupted handover to the People's Republic of China in 1997.

The new Lobby and its 2-part Asian Story Wall were designed by Greg Pearce, of One Space Limited. Pearce was also the Principal Architect of the Hong Kong Airport Express (MTR) station. Conceived as a minimalist glass envelope, the new lobby is designed to be deferential to Foster's structure and appears almost to be part of the original.This is not to be considered as any part of the original design and build.

The building is also one of the few to not have elevators as the primary carrier of building traffic. Instead, elevators only stop every few floors, and floors are interconnected by escalators.

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Standard Chartered Hong Kong (officially Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Traditional Chinese: 渣打銀行(香港)有限公司) is a licensed bank incorporated in Hong Kong and a subsidiary of Standard Chartered. An office tower, the Standard Chartered Bank Building, in Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong is named after the bank, although it is now owned by Hang Lung Group.

The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates back to 1859, when The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China opened a branch in Hong Kong. The Bank started issuing banknotes of the Hong Kong dollar in 1862, and still does so today. In 2000, Standard Chartered acquired Hong Kong-based retail banking business of the Chase Manhattan Bank, including Chase Manhattan Card Company Limited.

The Chairperson of the Board is Katherine Tsang, younger sister of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, and formerly chairwoman for Greater China operations. She took up the top job on 1 January 2011, succeeding Chow Chung-Kong, who held the post from 2004

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Mosaic

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TowerDude

East Tsim Sha Shui

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NMUSpidey : Yes Wiki does! :D, and without the BAT's none of this would be even possible !

Fox : Thanks a lot for the kind comments

mastof : thanks

Vlasky : Merci :uhm:

TekindusT : In a way, yes I have! XD

Samerton : just Sc4 ! :P

Gugu3 : Thank you

hahei : really, that cool :)

Sky Guy : even if I would be able to recreate it all perfectly, nothing can beat going there

Justin Lai : With all the BAT's that are already there, recreating HK is not that hard

escilnavia : Thanks!

testuser1234 : mmmhhh what do you buy :???:

:P

Dubst3p : the HKICC, I gave you the link in chat

Sirron Kcuhc : haha :P

Spursrule14 : that's great :)

Benedict : Wooooooohooooooo :party: but the number one is you, for doing these great lists, and keeping the "CJ charts" alive :P beeing on your list has always been a motivation for me ;)

East Tsim Sha Shui

Tsim Sha Tsui, often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui. The area is bounded north by Austin Road and in the east by Hong Chong Road and Cheong Wan Road.

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Geographically, Tsim Sha Tsui is a cape on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula pointing towards Victoria Harbour, opposite Central. Several villages had been established in this location before Kowloon was ceded to the British Empire in 1860. Tsim Sha Tsui in Chinese means pointed sandy mouth. It was also known as Heung Po Tau (香埗頭), i.e. a port for exporting incense tree.

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Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong, with many shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Many of the museums in the territory are located in the area.

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TowerDude

Kowloon

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terring : thanks a lot :D

111222333444 : Thank you

10000000000 : Thanks a lot :)

escilnavia : beasting ???!! :O

Roberto Robarto : A lot of work goes into the state of the MTR's, but Buenos Aire's metro is much more used I think

Simbourgeois : Merci mon Ami! tat was indeed the goal of it

gugu3 : Thanks a lot :)

NMUSpidey : Thanks, the info is all from Wikipedia :P

Kowloon

Kowloon is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon. It is bordered by the Lei Yue Mun straight in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutter's Island in the west, Tate's Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and Victoria Harbour in the south. It had a population of 2,019,533 and a population density of 43,033/km2 in 2006. Kowloon is located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New Territories. The peninsula's area is approximately 47 km2 or 18.1 mi2. Together with Hong Kong Island, it contains 48 percent of Hong Kong's total population.

The systematic transcription Kau Lung or Kau-lung was often used in derived place names before World War II, for example Kau-lung Bay instead of Kowloon Bay. Other spellings include Kauloong, Kawloong

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The International Commerce Centre (Chinese: 環球貿易廣場) (abbr. ICC Tower) is a 108 floor, 484 m (1,588 ft) skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon Station. The development is owned and jointly developed by MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's metro operator and largest property developer respectively. It is currently the world's fourth tallest building by height, world's second tallest building by floors, as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong.

Its formal development name is Union Square Phase 7 and the name International Commerce Centre was officially announced in 2005. International Commerce Centre was completed in phases from 2007 to 2010. The tower opened in 2011, with the Ritz-Carlton opening in late March and the observatory in early April.

Sun Hung Kai Properties also developed, along with another major Hong Kong developer, Henderson Land, the second-tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, the 2 International Finance Centre, which is located directly across Victoria Harbour in Central, Hong Kong Island.

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The original area of Ho Man Tin was quite different from the present-day one. It was located in the heart of nowaday Mong Kok. With cultivated lands, it was bounded north by Argyle Street, west by Coronation Road (present-day Nathan Road), and east by hills. Southeast from its original location is Fo Pang and to the south Mong Kok. Streams from those hills east offered water for cultivation, the latter reflected in the area's name last Chinese character, ie tin, 田, which means field. The "Ho" (何) and "Man" (文) part of the name are both Chinese surnames; so Ho Man Tin represents the agricultural land owned by the "Ho" and "Man", the major families who took their residence around the area.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the eastern hills to the original site of Ho Man Tin became a resettlement area for refugees from China, the city building there the Ho Man Tin Estate, which gave the name Ho Man Tin to that section of the hills, thus shifting away name-wise from the original flat fields. This present-day Ho Man Tin is close to Argyle Street and Kowloon Hospital. The area was within the district of the Kowloon City police station.

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Before the 1990s, there was a fairly large population living on boats in typhoon shelters. Many of them were the descendants of fishermen or boat people. They developed a distinct culture that is different from the mainstream cultures found in Hong Kong. The culture is, by many definitions, a fully developed one, with its own language, wedding rituals and other things such as food, songs and superstitions.

The life and culture of the descendants of these fishermen has often been glamourised, and effectly hid the truth of the extreme poverty that existed among these people. Since they often had to go out to sea to fish, the children of a fisherman's family often did not go to school. This created the need for "floating schools", operated by religious organisations, to educate children living in typhoon shelters. Also, as the catch was variable income was not steady.

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Finally, as it is impossible to establish proper plumbing and garbage collection services among these boats, sanitary conditions in typhoon

shelters during the time where there were many people living in it were atrocious.

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Mong Kok (also spelt Mongkok), less often known as Argyle (see Name section), is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District on Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. Before the 1994 merger, Mong Kok was part of the Mong Kok District.

The district is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level and commercial or residential units above. Major industries in Mong Kok are retail, restaurants (including fast food) and entertainment.

Mong Kok's population density is extremely high. According to Guinness World Records, Mong Kok has the highest population density in the world (mean 130,000 per km2 or 340,000 per mi2) and with a development multiple of four.

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To Kwa Wan (Chinese: 土瓜灣/土瓜湾, Pinyin: Tuguawan) is a bay and an area of the eastern shore of Kowloon peninsula of Hong Kong. The area is part of urban Hong Kong, and is adjacent to Hok Yuen, Hung Hom, Ma Tau Wai and Ma Tau Kok. Administratively, the area belongs to the Kowloon City District of Kowloon. Tokwawan is a mixed residential and commercial area and located to the west of the old Kai Tak Airport. Most residential dwellings in the area are mid-rise (10 or less floors) flats built in the mid-20 Century. Newer buildings being built in or around To Kwa Wan are more than 10 stories. Those flats built along major roads like Ma Tau Wai Road have commercial space on the ground floor. Buildings along To Kwa Wan Road are mainly occupied by industry. Town Gas has storage facility in north part of To Kwa Wan. In the 1970s public housing estates were built in the area to provide relief in other crowded areas of Kowloon. Ageing and poor building standards have been highlighted by crumbling facades that have hurt and killed people in the area. The demolition of older flats have given means for developers to acquire land in Tokwawan to build newer and more profitable residential flats

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Tsim Sha Tsui, often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui. The area is bounded north by Austin Road and in the east by Hong Chong Road and Cheong Wan Road.

Geographically, Tsim Sha Tsui is a cape on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula pointing towards Victoria Harbour, opposite Central. Several villages had been established in this location before Kowloon was ceded to the British Empire in 1860. Tsim Sha Tsui in Chinese means pointed sandy mouth. It was also known as Heung Po Tau (香埗頭), i.e. a port for exporting incense tree.

Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong, with many shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Many of the museums in the territory are located in the area.

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MTR part1

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MTR -1

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Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. Originally opened in 1979, the system now includes 211.6 km of rail with 155 stations, including 86 railway stations and 69 light rail stops. The MTR system is currently operated by MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL).

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Under the government's rail-led transport policy, the MTR system is a common mode of public transport in Hong Kong, offering efficiency and affordability, with over four million trips made in an average weekday. As of first-half 2009, the MTR has a 42% market share of the franchised public transport market, making it the most popular transport option in Hong Kong. The integration of the Octopus smart card fare-payment technology into the MTR system in September 1997 has further enhanced the ease of commuting on the MTR.

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In 1967, construction of the MTR was prompted by a government-commissioned study. The Hong Kong Government had previously commissioned a study in the 1960s to find solutions to the growing traffic problem caused by the expansion of the territory's economy. Construction started soon after the release of the study, and the first line was opened in 1979. The MTR was immediately popular with residents of Hong Kong; as a result, subsequent lines have been built to cover more territory. There are continual debates regarding how and where to expand the MTR network.

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Kai Tak Airport

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Kai Tak Airport | 啟德機場

Kai Tak Airport (Chinese: 啟德機場; Jyutping: kai2 dak1 gei1 coeng4) was the international airport of Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998. It was officially known as the Hong Kong International Airport (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4) from 1954 to 6 July 1998, when it was closed and replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, 30 km to the west. It is often known as Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport (Chinese: 香港啟德國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 kai2 dak1 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4), or simply Kai Tak, to distinguish it from its successor which is often referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport (Chinese: 赤鱲角機場; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3 gei1 coeng4).

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With numerous skyscrapers and mountains located to the north and its only runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, landings at the airport were dramatic to experience and technically demanding for pilots. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranked it as the 6th most dangerous airport in the world.

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The growth of Hong Kong also put a strain on the airport's capacity. Its usage was close to, and for some time exceeded, the designed capacity. The airport was designed to handle 24 million passengers per year but in 1996, Kai Tak handled 29.5 million passengers, plus 1.56 million tonnes of freight, making it the third busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, and first in terms of international cargo throughput. Moreover, clearance requirements for aircraft takeoffs and landings made it necessary to limit the height of buildings that could be built in Kowloon. While Kai Tak was initially located far away from residential areas, the expansion of both residential areas and the airport resulted in Kai Tak being close to residential areas. This caused serious noise pollution for nearby residents. A night curfew from midnight to about 6:30 in the early morning also hindered operations.

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As a result, in the late 1980s, the Hong Kong Government began searching for alternative locations for a new airport in Hong Kong to replace the aging airport. After deliberating on a number of locations, including the south side of Hong Kong Island, the government decided to build the airport on the island of Chek Lap Kok off Lantau Island. A huge number of resources were mobilised to build this new airport, part of the ten programmes in Hong Kong's Airport Core Programme.

The airport closed in 1997

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Eastern Corridor

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Eastern Corridor

After World War II, the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island developed rapidly. As a result, the major thoroughfare in the area, King's Road, became very congested.

In order to relieve the congestion problem, the idea of constructing the corridor was brought out in 1968. However, commencement of construction did not begin until 1981.[2] The corridor was opened in three phases: Causeway Bay to Tai Koo Shing on June 8, 1984; Tai Koo Shing to Shau Kei Wan on July 26, 1985; and Shau Kei Wan to Chai Wan on October 12, 1989.

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Work has been done to the expressway several times over its life, including the bridge diversions at Quarry Bay, completed in 2003, where Route 4 joins with Route 2. There is also a proposed extension of the Corridor into the hills of Chai Wan.

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The Government has also proposed the Central-Wan Chai Bypass, which will connect to the Island Eastern Corridor at its eastern end.

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In 2008 the Island Eastern Corridor became the new venue of the Hong Kong Marathon 10km race, held on 2008-02-17. The race track started from City Garden in North Point, and ran eastwards until Shau Kei Wan, where it made a U-turn, back along westbound IEC and ended at Victoria Park, near the western terminus of the IEC. The noise problem caused by the IEC's design became evident as residents complained about noises as high as 60dB emitting at about five to six o'clock in the morning.

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In February 2008 the Government announced that it will construct a waterfront promenade between Causeway Bay and Sai Wan Ho, with significant sections at North Point running under Island Eastern Corridor, using floating boards. However, the Government is concerned about the plan violating the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, since the boards may need to extend seabound due to the lack of space. Further study will take place regarding the feasibility of the project. When it is finished, a continuous promenade will be formed between Central and Sai Wan Ho, together with recreational land use projects related to the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.

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Aberdeen Harbour

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Aberdeen Harbour

Aberdeen is served by Pok Fu Lam Road, Aberdeen Tunnel and Nam Fung Road through Wong Chuk Hang. Nam Fung Road connects Deep Water Bay Road, which also connects Wong Nai Chung Gap Road to Happy Valley. A bridge links Aberdeen with Ap Lei Chau over Aberdeen Harbour.

The proposed MTR South Island Line (West Section) will have stations in this area.

There are regular ferries to Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island.

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Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to comment rate and +1 if you licked it :D

Transport to and from the boats in the harbour is usually provided by sampans. These can also be hired to Lamma Island.

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Langham place

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Langham place

Langham Place is a business and commercial complex in Hong Kong which opened in the fourth quarter of 2004. Located in the Mong Kok district of Kowloon, the complex occupies two entire blocks defined by Argyle Street, Portland Street, Shantung Street and Reclamation Street. Shanghai Street separates the two portions of the complex which are connected via two overhead walkways. A hotel is on one side of the development while the commercial elements are located on the other side.

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The complex was the result of an urban renewal project under Land Development Corporation, later known as Urban Renewal Authority (URA). The project’s aim was to upgrade and modernise a dilapidated area of Kowloon by providing a nucleus for renewal for the surrounding area, including the red light district along Portland Street.

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Langham Place has a gross floor area of 1,800,000 sq ft (167,000 m2)., and comprises a 59 storey office tower, a 15 level shopping mall with 2 basements levels, a 665 room hotel[1] and a car park with 250 parking spaces. The complex is connected to the Mong Kok MTR interchange station via an underground passage (Exit C3).

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Don't forget to comment, rate and +1 If you licked it !

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Jardine House

Jardine House (Chinese: 怡和大廈), formerly known as Connaught Centre (康樂大廈), is an office tower in Hong Kong. The building is located at 1 Connaught Place, Central on the Hong Kong Island. It is owned by Hongkong Land Limited, a subsidiary of Jardines. At the time of its completion in 1972, Jardine House was the tallest building in Hong Kong and in Asia. In 1980, the Hopewell Centre usurped the title of the tallest building in Hong Kong. The building is interconnected with buildings of Hongkong Land Limited like Exchange Square and International Finance Centre by Central Elevated Walkway.

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Jardine House was prominently displayed in the 1988 NBC television miniseries Noble House as the headquarters for Struan's.

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The Center

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The Center

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The Center is the fifth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after International Commerce Centre, Two International Finance Centre (88 storeys), Central Plaza and Bank of China Tower. With a height of 346 m (1,135 feet), it comprises 73 stories. The Center is one of the few skyscrapers in Hong Kong that is entirely steel-structured with no reinforced concrete core. It is located on Queen's Road Central in the Central and Western District, roughly halfway between the MTR Island Line's Sheung Wan and Central stations.

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The Center is notable for its arrangement of hundreds of neon lights arranged as bars in increasing frequency towards the top of the building, which slowly scroll through the colours of the spectrum at night. During the Christmas season, the building's neon arrangement follows a festive motif and resembles a Christmas tree.

The direct translation of the Chinese name of the building is "Central Centre" or the "centre of Central", even though the building is in fact near the boundary of Central and Sheung Wan (Wing Kut Street).

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The building was a project involving the Land Development Corporation since it was required to demolish many old buildings and lanes. The premises of The Center is of irregular shape because surrounding lots within Queen's Road Central, Jubilee Street, Des Voeux Road Central and Gilman's Bazaar were already redeveloped. Various lanes and streets including Gilman Street, Wing On Street, Tung Man Street, Hing Lung Street, and Tit Hong Lane were shortened.

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In addition, several historical structures were demolished from the project. Many cloth shops located on Wing On Street, also known as Cloth Alley, were moved to the Western Market while Eu Yan Sang, a traditional Chinese medicine shop, was moved near the Stag Building to continue business.

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Stonecutters Islans

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REGION VIEW UPDATE

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Stonecutters Island

Stonecutters Island or Ngong Shuen Chau (Chinese: 昂船洲)

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The island was connected to the Kowloon peninsula by the West Kowloon Reclamation in the 1990s to provide land for the construction of the road and railway network to the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, and for the Container Terminal 8 of Kwai Tsing Container Terminals.

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Stonecutter's Island is the site of a large sewage treatment facility known as Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works. Since the facility was built in 2001, it has managed to reduce the amount of E. coli in the water by 99 percent, while other pollutants are reduced by 70-80 percent, allowing coral to return to Victoria Harbour and made Hong Kong's beaches safe for swimming again.

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Also, the Stonecutters Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge which would link up the Kowloon peninsula with the Tsing Yi Island to form part of Route 8, is presently under construction on the island and is scheduled to complete in 2009.

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