Kwun Tong Road
Kwun Tong Road is a major thoroughfare in Kwun Tong District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. Kwun Tong Road starts at the junction with Prince Edward Road East, Clear Water Bay Road and Lung Cheung Road in Ngau Chi Wan, it runs along the coast of Kwun Tong before reclamation, spans south in Ngau Tau Kok and Kwun Tong, ends at a junction with Tsui Ping Road, where it is succeeded by Lei Yue Mun Road. Kwun Tong Road is a section of Hong Kong Route 7. Kwun Tong Road runs through the areas around Kwun Tong Bypass, Kai Yip Estate, the ex-premise of St. Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School, Kowloon Bay MTR Station, Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate, Ting Fu Street, Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station, Millennium City, apm Millennium City 5, the roundabout with Hip Wo Street and Hoi Yuen Road beneath Kwun Tong Station of MTR, Kwun Tong MTR Station Bus Terminus; when Kwun Tong station was being built, a road tunnel known as the Kwun Tong Road Underpass was dug beneath the station to give a bypass for traffic. Having traffic on the main route diverted into the tunnel, the roundabout functions efficiently.
As road transport in the region becomes saturated, the roundabout still has traffic congestions. Remaining buildings of the former RAF Kai Tak are located along Kwun Tong Road. With 6 lanes on either side, it is the widest road in urban Hong Kong second widest road in the entire region, only surpassed by Cheung Tsing Highway. A section of Kwun Tong Line is elevated along Kwun Tong Road
Prince Edward Road
Prince Edward Road East and Prince Edward Road West are roads in Kowloon, Hong Kong, going in an east-west direction and linking Tai Kok Tsui, Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon City and San Po Kong. The roads were named after Prince Edward in 1922 Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, after his visit to Hong Kong. Prince Edward Station and the Prince Edward area in Hong Kong are both named after Prince Edward Road, rather than Prince Edward himself. In the beginning of the 1920s, the Hong Kong government was developing the Mong Kok district and decided to build a road connecting this to Kowloon City. In April 1922, Prince Edward visited the construction of this road. Due to this visit, the government named this road Prince Edward Road. In the 1930s, Prince Edward Road was extended to the area of Ngau Chi Wan. During Japanese occupation, the road was renamed as Kashima-dori. Prince Edward Road West is a road between Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong and Kowloon City; this road was named Edward Avenue before 1924.
It was renamed Prince Edward Road in 1924, in 1958 the Chinese name was changed from what was "British Royal Prince Road" to a new name, "Crown Prince Road". In 1979 it became the Prince Edward Road West. Prince Edward Road West starts from Kowloon City, it runs across Kowloon City and Prince Edward, ends at Tai Kok Tsui at an intersection with Tong Mi Road and West Kowloon Corridor. It is worth noting that the section of Prince Edward Road West from Olympic Park to Nathan Road runs unidirectionally from east to west. Boundary Street serves as its complement by providing a nearby route. Prince Edward Road East is a road between San Po Kong, it was the Sai Kung Road and part of the Clear Water Bay Road. It became part of the Prince Edward Road. In 1979 it became the Prince Edward Road East; the modern Prince Edward Road East starts from Choi Hung Interchange, where it meets Clear Water Bay Road to the northeast and Kwun Tong Road to the southeast. It goes west along the boundary between San Po Kong and the retired Kai Tak Airport, ends at Olympic Park in Kowloon City, where it branches into three roads, Ma Tau Chung Road, Argyle Street and Prince Edward Road West.
Prince Edward Road East was once misspelled as "Princess Edward Road East" by MTR Corporation in the map describing Sha Tin to Central Link. Mong Kok Police Station Diocesan Boys' School Mong Kok Stadium Kowloon Hospital St Teresa's Hospital Olympic Park former Kai Tak Airport Prince Edward Station On May 9, 2005, a dozen stacks of shelving on a construction site next to the road fell off due to adverse weather conditions; the relevant section of the road was closed, leading to a severe disruption of traffic among East Kowloon, affecting more than 100,000 people. Prince Edward, Hong Kong List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Google Maps of Prince Edward Road
For the street in London, see Great Portland Street. Portland Street is a popular street in Hong Kong; the street is known for its business and retailing skyscraper complex Langham Place, numerous restaurants and its red-light district. Running north-south and parallel to Nathan Road, a main thoroughfare up the Kowloon peninsula, Portland Street extends through the districts of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok in Kowloon. Three-quarters of a mile in length, it spans between Bute Street in the north and one block past Waterloo Road in the south; the street is directly accessible by the Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei stations of the MTR, Hong Kong's subway system. Except for a few small parks, the entire two-lane street is urbanised with dense pedestrian and motor traffic throughout most of the day. A section of Portland Street between Argyle Street and Dundas Street, hosts arguably Hong Kong's most famous red light district and a popular scene in Hong Kong films. There, underneath a dizzying and chaotic array of neon signs, one can find prostitutes from around the world serving in hundreds of massage parlours, night clubs, karaoke/hostess bars and brothels.
Although prostitution is legal in Hong Kong, law enforcement is active in this area conducting raids for prostitutes who entered Hong Kong illegally or have overstayed their visas or to search for under-aged prostitutes, human traffickers and triad activities. Langham Place, a 167,000 square meter shopping centre, theatre and office tower complex opened on Portland Street near the Nelson Street intersection in July 2004; the complex has its own MTR station access. Outside one of the complex's east entrances is a large'jumbotron' broadcasting news and entertainment shows for pedestrians below. Since its opening, Langham Place and surrounding areas has become a popular night-time destination for both locals and tourists; some had predicted the massive upscale development would gentrify the area and drive away the Portland Street sex trade. However, after several years of operation, Langham Place's impact on the nearby sex industry remains minimal; the Portland Street segment between Argyle Street and Bute Street is home to over 50 retailers selling home renovation materials and supplies such as toilet utensils and wallpapers.
Other establishments along Portland Street includes fast-food restaurants, congee/noodle shops, convenience stores and working class residential highrises. Near the Soy Street intersection during the evenings, there are unlicensed food stands and professional Chinese Chess players plying their trades. Further south, there is a small public playground at the Changsha Street intersection. Portland Street was named after William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1783 and between 1807 and 1809, it is unclear why the street was bestowed in his honour although, as a former British colony, many of Hong Kong's streets and institutions were named in memory of prominent English historic and political figures. Surrounding streets with naming scheme include Pitt Street, Bute Street, Arran Street, Hamilton Street, Dundas Street and Waterloo Road. There is a street in London named Great Portland Street although it is unclear whether there is any relation or relevance to Portland Street in Hong Kong.
There is a street in Edinburgh named Portland Street, not far from a Pitt Street and a Dundas Street – although again it is not clear if there is any relevance to the Hong Kong Portland Street. Mong Kok Station Exit C2, C4, E1 List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Portland Street Blues, a 1998 Hong Kong film Prostitution in Hong Kong Map of Portland Street About name
Kowloon Hospital is a general care hospital located at Prince Edward Road in Mong Kok of Kowloon in Hong Kong The hospital used to be an acute hospital with accident and emergency service. It was converted to a chronic hospital to provide extended supportive care to patients from Queen Elizabeth Hospital; the hospital has specialist services in psychiatry, respiratory medicine and geriatrics. The respiratory medicine unit provides teaching opportunities for medical students from the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong. With 1,281 beds, the hospital was the first to establish a rehabilitation unit in Hong Kong. Official website
Sai Yeung Choi Street
Sai Yeung Choi Street are two streets in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Sai Yeung Choi Street South and Sai Yeung Choi Street North. Although two streets, local people make distinction between them, they are separated by the Mong Kok Police Station. Sai Yeung Choi Street South is a popular hotspot for a tourist attraction; the streets were built on watercress cultivation in a village, Mong Kok Tsuen, in Mong Kok in 1924. The name Sai Yeung Choi is the Chinese name of watercress; as time went by, the village and fields were replaced by high-rise buildings. When the police station was built, the street was separated into two sections. In the late 1970s the Postmaster General suggested renaming the streets, appending "south" and "north", to reduce confusion. On 12 January 1979 the streets were renamed. In the 1970s, some buildings on Sai Yeung Choi Street were demolished to make way for construction of the Mass Transit Railway. Sai Yeung Choi Street has been the site of several criminal acts of objects and fluids being thrown from buildings.
On 13 December 2008, two bottles of corrosive liquid were hurled from buildings. On 16 May 2009 two bottles of corrosive liquid were thrown; the police increased the award for information leading to an arrest, while the Yau Tsim Mong District Council installed a CCTV system to help catch the perpetrator. A third acid attack occurred on 8 June 2009, injuring 24. A similar attack occurred on 9 January 2010 on nearby Temple Street. On 10 June 2014, a pedestrian was killed on Sai Yeung Choi Street after being hit by a swivel chair thrown from a rooftop by a mentally-ill Mainland Chinese, drinking. Sai Yeung Choi Street was a frequent site of demonstrations during the protracted 2014 Hong Kong protests. Starting from Dundas Street in Yau Ma Tei, it runs north and meets major roads, Argyle Street and Mong Kok Road, ends at the junction with Prince Edward Road West; this street is a hot spot for Hong Kong people. The section south of Argyle Street concentrates shops of electronic products at street level and upstair bookstores above.
The busiest portion of the street was pedestrianised all week long in 2000. However, the Traffic and Transport Committee of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council voted on 21 November 2013 to restrict the pedestrianisation to weekends and public holidays only, citing complaints from local residents. A survey conducted by the Home Affairs Department found that 80 per cent of residents and shop owners wanted to limit pedestrianisation, while most people questioned on the street wanted to keep the weekday pedestrianisation. In spite of criticism, the pedestrianisation hours were reduced to weekends only with effect from January 2014; the section of the street between Argyle Street and Dundas Street was closed to motorised traffic from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturdays, noon to 10:00 pm on Sundays and public holidays. Retail rents on the street subsequently dropped; the noise of street performers has become a point of contention at Sai Yeung Choi Street South, as at certain other locations in Hong Kong.
As such public singing and dancing is common in Mainland Chinese squares and parks, Hong Kong media have called the phenomenon an example of the "mainlandisation" of Hong Kong. The "often-off-key singing blasting from the loudspeakers" is considered excessively loud and lacking in artistic merit. A study commissioned by the Liberal Party found that noise levels on Saturday nights reached 101.5 decibels. In 2017, authorities received more than 1,200 complaints about the performers, who are not managed by any licensing or regulatory system. In response to pressure from residents and businesses, the Yau Tsim Mong District Council voted in May 2018 to temporarily suspend the pedestrianisation scheme, the pedestrian zone ceased to exist at 10pm on 29 July 2018. Starting from Playing Field Road, it runs north, crossing Boundary Street into New Kowloon and terminates slight beyond Poplar Street; this street is residential and more quiet than the other street in the south. A much shorter, separated section of this street is to the north, between Sai Yeung Choi Lane and St. Francis' Church, separated by a hill slope.
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Apliu Street is a street in the Sham Shui Po area of New Kowloon, Hong Kong. Apliu Street runs parallel to Cheung Sha Wan Road between Nam Cheong Street. An easy way to reach it is to get off at the MTR Sham Shui Po Station. Use the A2 or C2 exit and you will be ascending directly into Apliu Street; the Cantonese name "apliu" comes from a village, located nearby but has long since been buried underneath the urbanization of Sham Shui Po. Apliu Street has a huge flea market containing electronics, electrical components, related items. A shopper can find both used merchandise in the area. Apliu Street is well known for geek shopping, at one time it had an unsavory reputation as a "thieves' market". While Apliu Street is famous for electronic parts, the Golden Shopping Arcade found on the other side of Cheung Sha Wan Road is famous for computer hardware and related items; the shop Kong Wah Telecom Limited was a site of the Detour in the eleventh leg of the reality TV show The Amazing Race 27. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Hong Kong map
Mong Kok East station
Mong Kok East – Yaumati and Mong Kok railway station – is a station on Hong Kong's East Rail Line. Only out-of-system interchange is available with Kwun Tong Line and Tsuen Wan Line at Mong Kok Station via a footbridge; the station is connected to a large shopping mall. Although the station is in the same region and quite close to Mong Kok Station, the fares are quite different from each other; the station named Yaumati, was constructed on 1 October 1910 to cope with the opening of the British Section of Kowloon-Canton Railway. The station was renamed Mong Kok on 31 December 1968 on the grounds that the station was in Mong Kok District. In 1983, the station was rebuilt. A temporary station was in use just to the south during reconstruction. After the takeover of KCR operations by the MTR Corporation on 2 December 2007, the station was renamed to Mong Kok East. Following the MTR-KCR merger, this station shared a name with the separate Mong Kok station on the Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines. Platform 1 is the terminus platform for some southbound trains during peak hours.
The platforms are curved and the platform gap is large compared to other MTR stations. A: Government Offices Carpark B: Mongkok Government Offices C: Sai Yee Street D: Grand Century Place Grand Century Place Royal Plaza Hotel Yuen Po Street Bird Garden Media related to Mong Kok East Station at Wikimedia Commons