Originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, the Eastern District is now mostly residential, with some industrial areas and several large shopping malls, and is densely populated. A number of large public and private housing estates are located within the district, including Taikoo Shing, Kornhill and Heng Fa Chuen. A commercial hub has been developed from the former industrial areas in western part of Quarry Bay.
In the past the district was linked by a single King's Road, which was notoriously congested during peak hours, this had largely been solved by the constructions of the Island Eastern Corridor, and the Island Line within the MTRsubway system in the 1980s.
The EasternDistrict (Traditional Chinese: 東區) is one of the 18 districts of HongKong.
It is located in the north east of HongKong Island and includes the areas of North Point, the eastern portion of Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen, and Chai Wan.
Originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, the EasternDistrict is now mostly residential, with some industrial areas and several large shopping malls, and is densely populated.
Most modern uses of the term refer to Eastern philosophy, the Eastern world, Eastern history or ancient Asian culture, typically also including those countries whose ethnic identity and their dominant culture derive from ancient Asian culture.
Eastern culture is said to be Daoist in its integration of apparent opposites, as signified by the yin and yang.
Eastern culture is sometimes contrasted with Western Culture which is accused of being likely to engage in false dichotomies.
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