King's College, Hong Kong
King's College informally referred to as King's or K. C. is a single-sex boys' government-funded secondary school located at 63A Bonham Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong. It serves as a secondary education institution for pupils in forms 1–6. King's College is selective. On 2 December 2011, the Antiquities and Monuments Office declared King's College a monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance. King's College predecessor was West Point School, established at West Point next to the West Point Police Station in 1857; the boys' school was a free village school supported by the Government stand as well as one of the earliest government schools in Hong Kong. There was such a great impetus to the study of English in the educational aspects in 1878 that Governor Hennessy advocated the enhancement of English Language and English speaking among the natives of Hong Kong. Hence, English teaching was introduced in the course of the year in Saiyingpun School and the establishment of a Method Class with a view to train the Chinese teachers of English for employment in the Village Schools was begun.
The Acting Inspector of Schools stated that he felt confident that it would sooner or be found necessary to enlarge the teaching staff in order to meet the demand for English teaching. Therefore, Saiyingpun School was established in 1879 because of the above policy. Indeed, among all the present government schools, it had the longest school history amounted to 159 years. West Point referred to the location of the shore off the Pokfulam Road and Queen's Road West the junction of Western Street and Des Voeux Road West near the Western Police Station; the first Principal started from 1859 was Li King-chau, who died in 1870. Cha Lun-kok and Chu Atuk were the teachers; the latter was appointed to teach English in the school and taught in Taipingshan Government School. The government recognised the Punti school had always been a good school that led by the school master Mr. Li during the ten years; the school had been admirably taught and its academic work was well done. Although Geography as well as Composition was the weak subjects compared with other schools, all other aspects were satisfactory.
The Saiyingpun Punti School ranked as good in 1877. The number of boys was 62 in 1859, separated into four classes. Girl students were admitted since 1868 in Punti whereas 1872 in Hakka section. In Punti section, the number increased a lot from the year of 1876 to 1878; the number of students in Punti section reaches 100 in the year of 1876. According to the statics recorded in the Hong Kong Government Gazettes and Blue Books from 1857 to 1879, the total number of students in the school increased to 200 students in the last few years; the students' attendance was quite good during the years. The hours of tuition are from 6 to 8 a.m. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Hakka section was established in 1866 while the original one renamed as Punti section, the school divided into two sections since then; the Chinese Elementary Books, their Classics and the English Language are taught by competent native teachers. Moreover, several kinds of books are required to study. Native books including Yau Hok, Trimetrical Classic, Thousand Character Book, Four Books, Five Classics and Chinese Grammar.
Foreign books for instance New Testament, Muirhead's Geography, Do. History of England, Sacred Trimetrical Classic as well as Ten Commandments. English books for example Serious of Lessons, Morrison's Chinese-English Grammar, Circle of Knowledge and Geography; the Punti section increased from the fifth in 1868 to the second two years after in the order of efficiency between the government schools. The Hakka section was improving during the first several years of establishment. In 1872, the school name changed from West Point School to Saiyingpun School, it relocated to 35-41 Third Street in 1879. It was one of the first batches of boys' government schools that provided junior Chinese and English education in various subjects; the first Principal, Mr. Fung Fu, received education in the US and was influenced by the development of democracy in the West. During 1905, Mr. Fung held the post of a translator at the China Daily, a newspaper founded by local intellect Chen Shao-bai, Dr. Sun Yat Sen's dearest friend in his juvenile years.
Upon establishment, Saiyingpun School provided education from the eighth grade to the fourth grade. The then-Inspector of Schools, Dr. Eitel, allowed parents to choose between letting their children be taught both English and Chinese or English. Among 61 students in 1879, 46 chose the latter. After a few months, with the exception of one student, all students came under an English-medium education. According to the Government Notification in 1880, the appraisal of the Education Bureau reported that Saiyingpun School had an outstanding performance, thus was classified as "Rank 1". In 1880, Saiyingpun School operated with 74 students; the campus in Third Street was no longer able to accommodate the increasing number of students. The school was relocated to 119 High Street. According to "College Years of the Father of the Republic" written by Professor Lo Heung-lam, Kong Wing-wen and Lau Sz Fuk, enrolled in the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese in 1887, the same year as Dr. Sun Yat Sen started his college life there.
According to an article published in the 2002nd issue of the Christian Weekly, it stated that Kong and Lau used to be students in "Saiyingpun Fung Fu School". Lau graduated in 1895
Chater Road is a three-lane road in Central, Hong Kong named after Sir Paul Chater. It begins at its intersection with Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road Central in the west, ends at Murray Road in the east, it divides Statue Square into a northern sections. Chater Road is named after Sir Paul Chater, a leading figure in early colonial Hong Kong, instrumental in the Praya Reclamation Scheme, which created the reclaimed land on which the road is built. Chater House, owned by Hongkong Land, is located at the western end of the road, which abuts the dedicated Chater Garden, a public square in the middle of the central business district. Since the growth in the number of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong, the road is now closed on Sundays and on Hong Kong bank holidays, when the road and surrounding areas are full of domestic helpers gathering and enjoy their day off work. Impromptu parties with music and dancing are frequent. All of the people share picnics with their friends. Points of interest along the road include: Chater House St George's Building Alexandra House Mandarin Oriental Hotel Prince's Building Statue Square World War I cenotaph Court of Final Appeal Building Hong Kong Club Building AIA Central Chater GardenThe former Furama Kempinski Hotel was located along the road as well.
The hotel has been replaced by the AIG Tower renamed AIA Central. Part of the MTR's Tsuen Wan Line runs underneath the road, the Tsuen Wan Line station serving the area was called Chater in English, it was renamed Central together with the Island Line Pedder station nearby. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Google Maps of Chater Road
Aberdeen Street is a border street dividing Sheung Wan and Central on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It ascends from Queen's Road Central to Caine Road in the Mid-levels; the street is named after George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Foreign Secretary at the time of the cession of Hong Kong Island to the United Kingdom in 1842. In the early days after 1841, while Choong Wan was planned to be business centre of Victoria City and an area of Westener population, Chinese population was removed from Choong Wan to the area around Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan and Sheung Wan became the area of Chinese population. South of Hollywood Road was the Alice Memorial Hospital and the College of Medicine where Sun Yat-sen graduated with distinction in 1892. After the college was merged into the University of Hong Kong, the hospital was moved to Bonham Road and renamed to Nethersole Hospital. After reclamation of island north, Aberdeen Street was extended in the north by Wing Kut Street, a pedestrian lane which hosts a street market.
The following list follows a north-south order. Indicates the western side of the street, while indicates the eastern side. > Junction with Queen's Road Central This section is a ladder street > intersection with Wellington Street Lin Heung Tea House Located at 160–164 Wellington Street, at the corner with Aberdeen Street. The restaurant opened in 1928 and changed location several times before opening at its present location, it serves traditional Cantonese dishes for dinner. > junction with Kau U Fong Lan Kwai Fong Hotel Located at No. 3 Kau U Fong, at the corner with Aberdeen Street. Despite the name, it is not located at Lan Kwai Fong. > junction with Wa on Lane > junction with Gough Street > junction with Gage Street Original site of the school where Yang Quyun was assassinated by Qing agents in 1911. Located at No. 52 Gage Street, at the corner with Aberdeen Street. A marker, part of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail is located in Aberdeen Street; the site is included in the Central and Western Heritage Trail.
> junction with Sam Ka Lane > intersection with Hollywood Road PMQ The compound occupies the block west of Aberdeen Street, between Hollywood Road and Staunton Street. It is located on the site of the former Central School; the school had been established in 1862 at Gough Street and moved to the Aberdeen Street location in 1889, while being renamed Victoria College. At that time, the school was one of the largest and most expensive buildings in Hong Kong, it was renamed Queen's College in 1894. The campus was destroyed during World War II, the school was subsequently relocated; the buildings at Aberdeen Street were demolished in 1948 and the Quarters were opened in 1951. They were vacated in 2000, it has been revitalised as a creative hub for local design talents in 2014. > intersection with Staunton Street Kwong Hon Terrace Garden Albron Court, at the corner with Caine Road The current building occupies the site of a former two-storey-mansion of the same name, built in the 1870s for H. N. Mody.
A gatepost of the mansion remains in front of the building on Caine Road. St. Margaret's Girls' College, at the corner with Caine Road > intersection with Caine Road List of streets and roads in Hong Kong An article about the street in Sing Pao Google Maps of Aberdeen Street Waters, Dan, "The Hungry Ghosts Festival in Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong", pp. 41–55, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol. 44
Bridges Street is a 300-metre two-way street in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. On the east, the street intersects Staunton Street. On the west, it intersects Square Street; the west side of the street ends with a staircase. Therefore, to go to Hollywood Road, drivers must drive back to Aberdeen Street, its name comes from William Thomas Bridges, a British lawyer, Acting Attorney General and Acting Colonial Secretary, active in Hong Kong from 1851 to 1861. Bridges was an old friend of the 4th Governor of Hong Kong; the law firm established by Bridges became known as Deacons. Bridges Street Market. A Bauhaus style market opened in 1953, scheduled to be renovated and open in 2018 as a news museum, it was built on the site of the former American Congregational Mission Preaching House at which Dr. Sun Yat-Sen was baptised into Christianity in 1883. CentreStage, a new luxury landmark apartment near Soho, Hong Kong Ladder Street King's College Old Boys' Association Primary School; the Church of Christ in China China Congregational Church.
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Bridges Street Centre. Built in 1918 in Eclectic architectural style with Chicago School influence; the architects were Hussey of Chicago, which specialised in YMCA building design. The premises included the first indoor swimming pool in Hong Kong and sports playground with a jogging track, it is part of the Western Heritage Trail. Its central building was a Grade II historic building and was listed as a Grade I historic building in 2009. Island Christian Academy Bridges Street on Google Map
Connaught Place (Hong Kong)
Connaught Place is a square near Jardine House in Central, Hong Kong. The General Post Office and Exchange Square have Connaught Place addresses. Opened in December 1977, the square is home to a statue by Henry Moore entitled Double Oval; the square and the surrounding buildings are all built in a 20th-century modern architectural style. In 1976 Hongkong Land, the developer of the adjacent Connaught Centre, approached the Urban Council and offered to help fund construction of the square; the company selected the Henry Moore sculpture. On 17 September 1976 the council agreed to proceed with project on a joint venture basis with Hongkong Land. Hongkong Land funded about 25 per cent of the project and retained ownership of the sculpture, while the council covered the remaining cost and managed the space following completion; the square was completed in December 1977. The square and the sculpture were both formally unveiled on 20 December 1977 by Urban Council chairman A. de O. Sales; the focal point of the square is a sculpture by English artist Henry Moore titled Double Oval, one of two casts from a 1966 mould.
Upon its unveiling in December 1977 it was dedicated to Vernon Roberts, former director and general manager of the Hongkong Land company, who had died on 21 October of that year. Other features include planted areas and two large pools with fountains. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong List of urban public parks and gardens in Hong Kong Google Maps of Connaught Place
Eastern Street (Hong Kong)
Eastern Street is an early street of Hong Kong, located in the Sai Ying Pun area of Hong Kong Island. Eastern Street North is an extension of the street leading to the seafront following progressive harbour reclamations; the street is part of planned streets in the early development of Victoria City. High Street, Third Street, Second Street and First Street run east to west horizontally on a slight slope while Centre Street, Western Street and Eastern Street run north to south steeply; the street starts in the Mid-levels near Bonham Road Government Primary School below Bonham Road and runs down Connaught Road West, crossing High Street, Third Street, Second Street, First Street, Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road West. It descends in the shortest straight line from the mid-levels to the harbour, which explains its slope of 1:6; the steep incline has been cited as a factor in some serious traffic accidents. The extension Eastern Street North, from Connaught Road West, is a continuation of Eastern Street to the Victoria Harbour, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and Western Park Indoor Games Hall.
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Hollywood Road is a street in Central and Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street runs between Central and Sheung Wan, with Wyndham Street, Arbuthnot Road, Ladder Street, Upper Lascar Row, Old Bailey Street in the vicinity. Hollywood Road was the second road to be built when the colony of Hong Kong was founded, after Queen's Road Central, it was the first to be completed. The Man Mo Temple was a place for trial in early years. Hollywood Road was put up early in 1844; the street runs between Central and Sheung Wan, with Wyndham Street, Arbuthnot Road, Ladder Street, Upper Lascar Row, Old Bailey Street in the vicinity. It was named by Sir John Francis Davis, the second Governor of Hong Kong, after his family home at Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, England. Another origin mentioned for the name is that holly shrubs were growing in the area when the road was constructed; such plants would have been imported. Hollywood Road was the second road to be built when the colony of Hong Kong was founded, after Queen's Road Central.
It was the first to be completed. Like most major roads in the early years of the colony, Hollywood Road was built by the Royal Engineers. More than 100 years ago, Hollywood Road was rather close to the coastline. In those days, foreign merchants and sailors would put up the antiques and artefacts they "collected" from China for sale here on their way back to Europe; this is. The 1960 Hollywood film The World of Suzie Wong was shot in part in Hollywood Road. An old wood-built building was re-constructed as a bar for the movie. There was a Union Church in the street founded in 1844 by the Reverend James Legge, a Scottish missionary, sent to Hong Kong in 1843 by the London Missionary Society; the first Union Church was built in 1845 on Hollywood Road above Central. Every Sunday an English language service was held in the morning and a Chinese language service in the afternoon; the Church was relocated to a new site on Staunton Street. Hollywood Road is filled with trinket and antique shops of all sorts: from Chinese furniture to porcelain ware, from Buddha sculptures to Tibetan rugs, from Japanese netsukes to Coromandel screens, from Ming dynasty ceramic horsemen and kitsch Maoist memorabilia.
Known for antique shops, Hollywood Road has developed into a contemporary art district in Hong Kong. The first gallery to open was Plum Blossoms in 1987. From on, many galleries opened in the area. Man Mo Temple or Man Mo Miu is a sort of temple worshipping the Man Tai, Pau Kung and Mo Tai, Kwan Yu, to pray for good results in examinations in China; the one on the Hollywood Road was built in 1847. It has been managed by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals since 1908, it is a declared monument. Central Police Station was the first police station in Hong Kong; the oldest structure within the compound is a barrack block built in 1864. It is a three-storey building constructed alongside Victoria Prison. A storey was added to the mass in 1905. In 1919, Headquarters Block facing Hollywood Road was constructed. Subsequently in 1925, the two-storey Stable Block was constructed at the northwest end of the procession ground and used as a munitions store; the Police Station accompanied by the former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison form a group of historical architecture representing law and order in Hong Kong.
The entire road is in Western District. Central-Mid-levels escalator Hollywood Road Park List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Soho China.org.cn.. Retrieved 1 Sep 2007 City in Architecture: Recent Works of Rocco Design Limited. Images Publishing Group. 2006. Pp. 84–95. ISBN 978-1-876907-22-8