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Causeway Bay
Chinese: 銅鑼灣
Literal meaning: "Copper Gong Bay"
Large crowds of shoppers can be seen in Causeway Bay.

Causeway Bay or East Point is a heavily built-up area of Hong Kong, located on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, and covering parts of Wan Chai and Eastern districts. The Chinese name is also romanized as Tung Lo Wan as in Tung Lo Wan Road (銅鑼灣道). The rent in the shopping areas of Causeway Bay is ranked the second in the world, with the Fifth Avenue (Manhattan) of the NYC being the first. General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ... A gong is any one of a wide variety of metal percussion instruments. ... In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... Standard Mandarin – also known as Standard Chinese or Standard spoken Chinese – is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Singapore. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 323 KB)Large crowds can be seen on Causeway Bay of Hong Kong. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 323 KB)Large crowds can be seen on Causeway Bay of Hong Kong. ... Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣; Jyutping: tung4 lo4 waan1; Pinyin: tong2 luo2 wan1; Copper Gong Bay) or East Point (東角; Cantonese IPA dəʊŋ1 gɔk3) is a heavily built-up area of Hong Kong, located on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, and... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... ... The Eastern district (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200... Tung Lo Wan Road (銅鑼灣道) is a road in Causeway Bay and Tai Hang on the north side of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ...

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Location

Part of Causeway Bay, including Tsing Fung Street, Causeway Bay market, the Victoria Park, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Jardine's Noon-day Gun and the Police Officers Club is in the Eastern District. Queen's College and the Hong Kong Central Library are in Wan Chai District. Statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Park Victoria Park (Chinese: 維多利亞公園, pinyin: Wei Duo Li Ya Gong Yuan) is a public park in Hong Kong, named after Queen Victoria. ... The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is a Hong Kong sports club for sailing and rowing. ... Noon-day Gun sign The Noon-day Gun (午炮) is a former naval gun mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... The Eastern district (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Queens College (皇仁書院), initially named the Central School (中央書院) in 1862, renamed as Victoria College (維多利亞書院) in 1889, is a sixth form college for boys with a secondary school attached. ... Entrance to the library. ... ...


History

Before urban development and massive land reclamation, Causeway Bay was a heavily silted bay. Its former shape can be found on maps by tracing Tung Lo Wan Road, which goes along the former bay. In the early stage of development a causeway was built, which is the present-day Causeway Road. In the 1950s, the coastline was further pushed forward when the remains of the bay was reclaimed for the Victoria Park, when the statue of Queen Victoria was brought back from Japan. The statue had been taken away during the Second World War from Statue Square at Chater Road, Central. Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... The Hindenburgdamm rail causeway across the Wadden Sea to the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany In modern usage, a causeway is a road or railway elevated by a bank, usually across a broad body of water or wetland. ... Statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Park Victoria Park (Chinese: 維多利亞公園, pinyin: Wei Duo Li Ya Gong Yuan) is a public park in Hong Kong, named after Queen Victoria. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Statue Square is located in Chater Road Image:HK Statue Square 1910. ... The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ...


The typhoon shelter of Causeway Bay and the Tin Hau Temple reveal that the area was a fishing village. A typhoon shelter is a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons found in Hong Kong. ... Matsu (媽祖, pinyin: Māzǔ, Wade-Giles: Ma-tsu, lit. ...


The names of Yee Wo Street, Jardine's Bazaar and Jardine's Crescent reveal that the land in this area was sold by the British colonial government to Jardines in the early 19th century. The area was therefore named East Point, after a pointed place on the coastline, east from the centre of Victoria City. Jardine Matheson, often called Jardines, is a multinational corporation that is legally based in Bermuda and which trades on the London and Singapore stock exchanges. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hong Kong became a British colony in 1842. ...


Features

Causeway Bay MTR station on the Island Line.
Causeway Bay at night, at Kingston Street

The present-day Annawu Bay is usually confused with East Point, the former having assimilated the latter. The original Causeway Bay is near the present-day Tin Hau MTR station, whereas the Causeway Bay MTR station is at East Point. The present-day concept of the Causeway Bay area covers all the way until Canal Road (Canal Road East and Canal Road West), or the Canal Road district or in Chinese Ngo Keng Kiu (鵝頸橋), lit., the bridge of a goose's neck. Download high resolution version (1280x960, 318 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 318 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This is the complete route map of the Island Line. ... Download high resolution version (1350x775, 796 KB)Causeway Bay at Night (Taken by Tsui Sing Yan Eric) File links The following pages link to this file: Causeway Bay ... Download high resolution version (1350x775, 796 KB)Causeway Bay at Night (Taken by Tsui Sing Yan Eric) File links The following pages link to this file: Causeway Bay ... The Tin Hau station platform. ... The station platform, towards Sheung Wan Causeway Bay (Chinese: 銅鑼灣, Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: tung4 lo4 waan1, Mandarin Pinyin: Tóngluówān) is a station on MTRs Island line on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Canal Road East (堅拿道東), Canal Road West (堅拿道西) and the Canal Road Flyover (堅拿道天橋) are important roads in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, Wan Chai District of Hong Kong. ...


East Point is now regarded as part of Causeway Bay as result of assimilation of the geographical name. An East Point Road can still be found, which reveals the pointed coastline in the early days, prior to reclamation.


Causeway Bay or East Point is one of Hong Kong's major shopping districts. It includes the 13-storey Japanese department store Sogo and Times Square, an indoor shopping complex. There are also smaller malls such as World Trade Centre, Windsor House, Hang Lung Centre, Fashion Island, Fashion Walk, Lee Gardens and Lee Gardens Two. Causeway Bay is one of the most crowded areas in Hong Kong since it contains many trendy shops carrying both locally made fashion and products from Japan. As such, it is a popular social spot for young people. Sogo Kobe Department Store Sogo Co. ... A taxi stand on Russell Street outside Times Square on a rainy day. ... The World Trade Centre (世貿中心) was the name of one of the portfolio of buildings owned in Hong Kong by Jardines through its property development arm, Hongkong Land. ... Lee Garden (利園) is a hill south of East Point and west of Causeway Bay on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, approximately the area between Percival Street, Hennessy Road and Leighton Road. ...


Many shops are open until well after midnight.


Prominent hotels in Causeway Bay include Cosmopolitan Hotel, [Cosmo Hotel http://www.cosmohotel.com.hk/], The Excelsior, Regal HongKong Hotel, Rosedale On The Park Hotel and Metropark Hotel. Modern service apartments such as Jia and Shamas have opened in the past few years. Excelsior Hotel The Excelsior (怡東酒店) is a hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong operated by Mandarin Oriental. ... Regal Hotels International (RHI) is the largest hotel group in Hong Kong. ... Best Western is the worlds largest hotel chain, with nearly 4,000 hotels in nearly 80 countries. ...


Causeway Bay is named after a former causeway at the present-day Causeway Road. Kellett Island off the coast of Causeway Bay has disappeared and connected as a result of land reclamation. It is the home of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Kellett Island (奇力島, also 燈籠洲 in Chinese) is a former island off East Point in Hong Kong. ... The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is a Hong Kong sports club for sailing and rowing. ...


For years, Jardine Matheson has fired a cannon shot at noon every day in Causeway Bay, by Victoria Harbour, slightly eastward of the former Kellett Island. The gunshots have served as time signals for many generations of old inhabitants of Hong Kong. This tradition still continues today. This is the "Noon-day Gun" mentioned in the Noel Coward song "Mad dogs and Englishmen". Jardine Matheson, often called Jardines, is a multinational corporation that is legally based in Bermuda and which trades on the London and Singapore stock exchanges. ... Victoria Harbour The night view of the Victoria Harbour with the skyscrapers in Central behind, viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui Victoria Harbour (Traditional Chinese: 維多利亞港; Simplified Chinese: 维多利亚港; Cantonese Jyutping: wai4 do1 lei6 aa3 gong2; Mandarin Pinyin: Wéiduōlìyà Gǎng) is the harbour between the Kowloon Peninsula and the... Noon-day Gun sign The Noon-day Gun (午炮) is a former naval gun mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Sir Noël Peirce Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an Britain/British actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ...


Note that although the names of certain landmarks in the western part of Causeway Bay start with "Wan Chai" (e.g. Wan Chai Fire Station), the landmarks are across the local customary limit of Wan Chai on Canal Road.


Places in Causeway Bay

A taxi stand on Russell Street outside Times Square on a rainy day. ... The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is a Hong Kong sports club for sailing and rowing. ... Noon-day Gun sign The Noon-day Gun (午炮) is a former naval gun mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ...

See also

The following is a list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong: List of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, with a partial list of their sub-areas and streets Hong Kong Island Central and Western Central Admiralty Kennedy Town Mid-levels Sai Ying Pun Shek Tong Tsui Sheung...

Transportation

This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... The Tin Hau station platform. ... The station platform, towards Sheung Wan Causeway Bay (Chinese: 銅鑼灣, Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: tung4 lo4 waan1, Mandarin Pinyin: Tóngluówān) is a station on MTRs Island line on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Causeway Bay MTR station on the Island Line. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... New World First Bus Services Limited (First Bus, or NWFB) was established in 1998, taking over China Motor Buss franchise on 1 September 1998 to provide bus services on Hong Kong Island together with Citybus. ... Citybus is one of the three major bus operators in Hong Kong. ... Hong Kong Double-Decker Tram (#120), the only tram in the fleet that retained its 1950s style. ...

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Wan Chai District
(Victoria Harbour)
Central and Western District

Main borders and locations ... Victoria Harbour The night view of the Victoria Harbour with the skyscrapers in Central behind, viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui Victoria Harbour (Traditional Chinese: 維多利亞港; Simplified Chinese: 维多利亚港; Cantonese Jyutping: wai4 do1 lei6 aa3 gong2; Mandarin Pinyin: Wéiduōlìyà GÇŽng) is the harbour between the Kowloon Peninsula and the... Location within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Chan Tak-chor Constituencies 15 Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 12. ...

Eastern District

Causeway Bay | Happy Valley | Jardine's Lookout | Stubbs Road | Tai Hang | Wan Chai | Wan Chai North | Wong Nai Chung Gap The Eastern district (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... A pedestrain footpath in Happy Valley previously used by horses to get to the racecourse. ... Jardines Lookout (Chinese: 渣甸山) , named after William Jardine, is a moutain located on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong S.A.R., China and is a wealthy residential area. ... Stubbs Road connects Happy Valley and The Peak area on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Tai Hang in the 1980s. ... See Wan Chai District for the broader administrative district that covers Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, etc. ... A Chow Sang Sang jewelry shop, aged over 40 years Tai Yau Arcade in Wan Chai Old-fashioned shops in Wan Chai squatters are typical examples of modern Lingnan architecture, compared to those found in Guangzhou and Taipei. ... Wong Nai Chung Gap (黃泥涌峽) is a geographic gap in the middle of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ...

Southern District

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Interesting Places -Causeway Bay (256 words)
Causeway Bay, which can be reached directly by tram, bus or a taxi from the Central District is bounded on the east by Victoria Park, on the west by Canal Road, on the south by Caroline Hill and Leighton Road, and on the north by the harbour.
Causeway Bay really was a bay until the 1950s when the bay disappeared into a great land reclamation project.
Causeway Bay’s modern history began in 1973 when the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was opened.
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