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Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter is a typhoon shelter A typhoon shelter () is a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons. These facilities are often found in Hong Kong. Structure In its usual form, a typhoon shelter is in the form of a bay or a cove, with a narrow opening for access, as most of th ... located in Causeway Bay Causeway Bay is a district of Hong Kong Island, and covering parts of Wan Chai District. The Cantonese name is also romanised as Tung Lo Wan as in Tung Lo Wan Road. The rents in the shopping areas of Causeway Bay were ranked as the world's mos ..., Hong Kong Hong Kong (; , ), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Pe ..., between the Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Island is an island An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surround ...
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Typhoon Shelter
A typhoon shelter () is a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons. These facilities are often found in Hong Kong. Structure In its usual form, a typhoon shelter is in the form of a bay or a cove, with a narrow opening for access, as most of the opening to the seas is blocked by a man-made breakwater (structure), breakwater. Usage A typhoon shelter, as its name suggests, is used by small to medium ships as a shelter against gale-force winds and rough seas during a typhoon strike. It is also used to moor yachts ( the shelter in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong is often used for that purpose) and some typhoon shelters have wharf, wharves for cargo. Life in typhoon shelters Before the 1990s, there was a fairly large population living on boats in typhoon shelters. Many of them were the descendants of fishermen or tanka (ethnic group), boat people. They developed a distinct culture that is different from the mainstream cultures found in Hong Kong. The culture is, by many definitions, a f ...
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Central–Wan Chai Bypass
The Central–Wan Chai Bypass is a four-kilometre trunk road running between Sheung Wan and Fortress Hill on Hong Kong Island. The original design consists of a 2.3 km dual three-lane tunnel running under new reclamation areas provided by the Central and Wan Chai Reclamation project,Central–Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link
and also connections to Connaught Road West flyover and Island Eastern Corridor. It substitutes Connaught Road Central, Harcourt Road, Gloucester Road, Hong Kong, Gloucester Road and Victoria Park Road to be part of Route 4 (Hong Kong), Route 4. The bypass opened to traffic on 20 January 2019.


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The project, originally estimated to cost HK$28 billion, was approve ...
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Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong, an area and Victoria Park, Hong Kong, a bay on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, across the border of the Eastern District, Hong Kong, Eastern and Wan Chai District, Wan Chai districts. It is a major shopping, leisure and cultural centre in Hong Kong, with a number of major shopping centres. The rents in the shopping areas of Causeway Bay were ranked as the world's most expensive for the second year in a row, after overtaking New York City's Fifth Avenue in 2012. When referring to the area, the Cantonese name is never written in English as "Tung Lo Wan". Location Causeway Bay is located at the eastern end of the Wanchai District and the western end of the Eastern District (Hong Kong), Eastern District. Causeway Bay includes Tsing Fung Street, Causeway Bay Market, the Victoria Park (Hong Kong), Victoria Park, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Oil Street, Noonday Gun, Jardine's Noonday Gun, the Police Officers Club, th ...
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List Of Typhoon Shelters In Hong Kong
The first typhoon shelter built in Hong Kong was the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, completed in 1883. It was followed by the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter, inaugurated in 1915. The following is a list of typhoon shelters in Hong Kong: Current Decommissioned *Ngong Shuen Wan Typhoon Shelter - closed 1990s *Chai Wan Typhoon Shelter - closed 1990s *Yung Shue Wan Typhoon Shelter *Wan Chai Typhoon Shelter *Shap Long Wan Typhoon Shelter *Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter - the older one * Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter - reclaimed for Victoria Park * Jordan Road Typhoon Shelter * Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter References

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The Excelsior
The Excelsior () was a four-star hotel located at 281 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong, Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. It was owned and operated by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, a member of the Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, Jardine Matheson Group, and serves as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's headquarters. The Noon-day Gun is located opposite the hotel. It closed on 31 March 2019 for demolition and replacement by an office tower. History The location of the hotel is "Lot No.1", which was the first plot of land sold at auction after Hong Kong History of Hong Kong (1800s–1930s), became a British Colony in 1841. The hotel was developed on the original ''godown'' of Jardine Matheson and was officially opened on 20 February 1973. The hotel was the first in Hong Kong to have more than 1,000 rooms. In 2015, the company obtained approval to redevelop the property into a commercial building, and it subsequently announced in June 2017 that it would ...
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Noonday Gun
The ''Noonday'' ''Gun'' () is a former naval artillery Naval artillery is artillery Artillery is a class of heavy military ranged weapons built to launch Ammunition, munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry firearms. Early artillery development focused on the ability to breach defens ... piece mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter is a typhoon shelter A typhoon shelter () is a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons. These facilities are often found in Hong Kong. Structure In its usual form, a typhoon shelter is in the form of a bay or a c ... on Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Island is an island An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atoll An atoll ( ..., Hong Kong Hong Kong (; , ), officially the Hong Kong Special Adminis ...
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Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is a Hong Kong sports club for sailing and Sport rowing, rowing. History In 1849 the ''Victoria Regatta Club'' was formed and later absorbed into the ''Hong Kong Boating Clu''b which, in 1889, was in turn merged into the ''Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club''. At the General Meeting of the Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club held in October 1893 a resolution was passed that application should be made to the Admiralty for permission to call the Club "The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club" and to fly the blue ensign with a distinctive mark on the flag. A warrant was granted by the Lords of the Admiralty on 15 May 1894. Early members were British only with military personnel on the board. Until the 1950s membership was exclusively reserved for Europeans. Women were not allowed to be full members until 1977 when Patricia Loseby became the first female member. Today, membership is open to all. Unlike Royal Charter#Hong Kong, other organisations in Hong Ko ...
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Victoria Park Road
Victoria Park Road () is a road in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Its western section between Gloucester Road, Hong Kong, Gloucester Road and Island Eastern Corridor before the completion of Central–Wan Chai Bypass, served as a portion of Route 4 (Hong Kong), Route 4. It starts at the junction of Route 1 (Hong Kong), Route 1 and ends in Hing Fat Street. The road has its name because it is situated on the northern side of Victoria Park (Hong Kong), Victoria Park. The northern side of the road is occupied by the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter. The road is 750 metres long and was built in 1972 by reclamation following the shoreline, along with the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Former Part of Route 4 (Hong Kong) Roads in Hong Kong Causeway Bay {{HongKong-road-stub ...
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Gloucester Road, Hong Kong
Gloucester Road () () is a major Major is a military rank Military ranks are a system of hierarchical A hierarchy (from the Greek: , from , 'president of sacred rites') is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) in which the items are repre ... highway A highway is any public or private road A road is a wide way leading from one place to another, typically one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles and bikes can use. Roads consist of one or two roadways (British English: ... in Hong Kong Hong Kong (; , ), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Pe .... It is one of the few major roads in Hong Kong with service roads residential frontage road ''(left)'' parallel to a busy major highway A frontage road (also known as an ac ...
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East Lamma Channel
The East Lamma Channel () is a sea channel in Hong Kong. It lies between the western shores of Hong Kong Island and Ap Lei Chau, and the east side of Lamma Island. To the north it leads into the Sulphur Channel and Victoria Harbour, to the south into the South China Sea. The East Lamma Channel is one of the areas in the world with the heaviest traffic with more than 150 deep-water vessels of all kinds passing there every day. The eastern entrance to the channel is also the pilot point for ships going to the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals and for ships passing the Ma Wan water way up to the eastern Pearl River Delta ports in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The East Lamma Channel is the deepest water entrance to the Hong Kong water area and part of the traffic controlled Ma Wan water way used by nearly all bigger ships coming from the east. See also

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Tributyltin
Tributyltin (TBT) is an umbrella term In linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language, meaning that it is a comprehensive, systematic, objective, and precise study of language. Linguistics encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the m ... for a class of organotin Organotin compounds or stannanes are chemical compounds A chemical compound is a chemical substance composed of many identical molecules (or molecular entity, molecular entities) composed of atoms from more than one chemical element, element h ... compounds which contain the (C4H9)3Sn group A group is a number A number is a mathematical object used to counting, count, measurement, measure, and nominal number, label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth. Numbers can be represented in language with ..., with a prominent example being tributyltin oxide Tributyltin oxide (TBTO) is an organotin compound chiefly used as a biocide ...
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Civil Engineering And Development Department
The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is a department of the Hong Kong government The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, commonly known as the Hong Kong Government or HKSAR Government, refers to the executive authorities of Hong Kong Hong Kong (; , ), offici ... that reports to the Development Bureau The Development Bureau () is an agency of the Government of Hong Kong responsible for urban planning and renewal, land administration, housing, infrastructure development, and heritage conservation. The Bureau is supervised by the Secretary fo .... Its major services include provision of land and infrastructure, port and marine services, geotechnical services and environment and sustainability services. Organisation The department has a headquarters, 2 functional offices (the Civil Engineering Office and the Geotechnical Engineering Office) and 5 regional development offices (the Susta ...
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