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Encyclopedia > Kwun Tong

Kwun Tong (Traditional Chinese: 觀塘; originally 官塘) is an area in Kwun Tong District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Kwun Tong (觀塘區; Jyutping: gwun1 tong4 keoi1; Cantonese IPA: ) 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... New Kowloon (Chinese: 新九龍; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: san1 gau2 lung4, Mandarin Pinyin: XÄ«n JiÇ”lóng) is an area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, bounded in the south by Boundary Street, and in the north by the ranges of the Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Tates Cairn and Kowloon Peak. ...

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Town Central

  • Yue Man Square (裕民坊) is the heart of the town. Most of the banks' branches are located on this road. The Government District Office is located at the eastern end of Yue Man Square. More than 20 franchised bus and public mini-bus routes pass through or stop at this road.
  • Mut Wah Street (物華街) is also called "Golden Street" because there were nearly 10 jewelry shops. It is most famous for the armed-robbery by Yip Kai-Fuen (葉繼歡) when he used an AK47 machine gun to rob 5 of the jewellery shops in 1992.
  • Shui Wo Street (瑞和街) is a (wet) "market" street.
  • Hip Wo Street (協和街) has the one and only hospital in Kwun Tong, namely United Christian Hospital, at 130 Hip Wo Street.
  • Hong Ning Road (康寧道) is the "Mid-levels" of Kwun Tong. The headquarters of Hong Kong Police Force Sau Mau Ping Division is at 200 Hong Ning Road, near Sau Mau Ping.
  • Tsui Ping Road (翠屏道) is located in Kwun Tong. Tsui Ping Estate and Wo Lok Estate are situated here. Kwun Tong Maryknoll College is located at 100 Tsui Ping Road.
  • Kwun Tong Road (觀塘道) is the main road that leads into and out of the Kwun Tong district. Kwun Tong MTR station is directly above this road. Kwun Tong's latest shopping mall, apm, is situated on this road next to Kwun Tong MTR station.
  • apm Millennium City 5 is a large shopping mall of Eastern Kowloon with its slogan "Play More Sleep Less".

Yue Man Square (裕民坊) is the town centre of Kwun Tong in Kowloon of Hong Kong. ... For the record label, see Hospital Records. ... United Christian Hospital (聯合醫院) is an acute care hospital in Kwun Tong of New Kowloon in Hong Kong. ... Mid-levels (半山區) is a residential area on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... Sau Mau Ping Temple, Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, China Kowloons Sau Mau Ping Temple provides the setting for the Monkey God Festival, one of Hong Kongs most fascinating, and strange, celebrations. ... Kwun Tong Road (觀塘道) is a major road in Kwun Tong of New Kowloon in Hong Kong. ... Open in April 2005, apm Millennium City 5 (創紀之城 5期) is a commercial property developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. ...

Industrial Area

Kwun Tong is one of the industrial areas in Hong Kong. The factories had been built since 1950's. The industrial area have since then expanded to Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong, and Yau Tong. Since the importance of industry in Hong Kong is fading out, many factories were tore down and commercial buildings are being constructed to replace them. Kowloon Bay (九龍灣) is a bay located at the east of the Kowloon Peninsula and north of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... Yau Tong (油塘) is an area in the eastern New Kowloon, Hong Kong, locating between Lei Yue Mun and Lam Tin, and the east shore of Victoria Harbour. ...


Residential Area

The residential areas in Kwun Tong are mainly located in upper Kwun Tong, to the northeast of Kwun Tong Road. Kwun Tong is the most densely populated statoid in the world, with 564,700 living in 11 square kilometres with a density of 51,336 people per square kilometre. Kwun Tong Road (觀塘道) is a major road in Kwun Tong of New Kowloon in Hong Kong. ... A Statoid is a major administrative division of a state, as defined by Gwillim Law in Administrative Subdivisions of Countries ISBN 0-7864-0729-8. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Location

Kwun Tong is situated at the eastern part of the Kowloon Peninsula, and its boundary stretches from Lion Rock in the north to Lei Yue Mun in the south, and from the winding paths of Kowloon Peak in the east to the north coast of the Airport (Kai Tak) runway in the west.


Transport

Kwun Tong is served by the Kwun Tong Station of MTR's Kwun Tong Line. Kwun Tong station on the MTR Kwun Tong Line Kwun Tong (觀塘, originally 官塘, Jyutping: gwun1 tong4) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... This is the complete route map of the Kwun Tong Line. ...


Roads that are serving the area include:

Kwun Tong Pier used to be a major transport hub for cross-harbour passengers until the opening of the MTR and the Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel. Today ferries services to Sai Wan Ho and North Point are still available. Kwun Tong Road (觀塘道) is a major road in Kwun Tong of New Kowloon in Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong Bypass (Traditional Chinese: 觀塘繞道) is an elevated bypass expressway in Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong with three lanes in each direction and a posted speed limit of 70-80 kilometres per hour. ... The 900-metre Tseung Kwan O Tunnel is a tunnel in Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong Pier Kwun Tong Public Pier Kwun Tong Pier (traditional chinese: 觀塘碼頭) is a ferry pier situated on Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Sai Wan Ho (西灣河) is a place on the north shore of in the eastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Taikoo Shing and Shau Kei Wan. ... North Point (北角; Min Nan: Pak-kak, Jyutping: bak1 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ) is an area of Hong Kong, located in the northern part of Hong Kong Island. ...


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...

External links

  • Kwun Tong District Council
  • Electoral Boundary Map

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Kwun Tong Information (521 words)
The residential areas in Kwun Tong are mainly located in upper Kwun Tong, to the northeast of Kwun Tong Road.
Kwun Tong is the most densely populated statoid in the; world, with 564,700 living in 11 square kilometres with a density of 51,336 people per square kilometre.
Kwun Tong Pier used to be a major transport hub for cross-harbour passengers until the opening of the MTR and the; Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel.
Kwun Tong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (437 words)
Kwun Tong is one of the industrial areas in Hong Kong.
Kwun Tong is the most densely populated statoid in the world, with 564,700 living in 11 square kilometres with a density of 51,336 people per square kilometre.
Kwun Tong is served by the Kwun Tong Station of MTR's Kwun Tong Line.
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