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Causeway Bay is a district of
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Wan Chai District Wan Chai District (, literally "Cove District") is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. Of the four on Hong Kong Island, it is north-central, and had 152,608 residents in 2011, a fall from 167,146 residents in 2001. The district has the second- ...
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. 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
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in 2012.


Location

Causeway Bay borders the Eastern District. Causeway Bay includes Tsing Fung Street, Causeway Bay Market, the Victoria Park, the
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, Jardine's Noonday Gun, the Police Officers Club, Queen's College, Hong Kong, Queen's College and the Hong Kong Central Library. The western border of Causeway Bay is considered to be marked by Canal Road, Hong Kong, Canal Road, which separates it from the Wan Chai area. Since 1982, two electoral constituencies of Causeway Bay (Causeway Bay North and Causeway Bay South) had been grouped into the Eastern District of district board elections, whilst Causeway Bay Central was grouped with the Wan Chai District to the west. However, local government decisions—other than electoral demarcations—still affect the region as a whole. Since 1994, Hong Kong district board elections have further been subdivided into smaller constituencies. The northern sector consists of the area around Victoria Park, the middle sector coincides with the central business district, and the southern sector forms the area around Tin Hau, Hong Kong, Tin Hau. To cope with population change, the constituency boundary between Wan Chai District and Eastern District was changed in the new year's day of 2016 (effective on voting in 2019 Hong Kong local elections). As a result, the Victoria Park and Tin Hau constituencies became a part of Wan Chai District starting from that day. As a consequence, the whole of Causeway Bay is now part of Wan Chai District.https://www.eac.hk/pdf/distco/2019dc/final/dc2019b.pdf But the easternmost parts of the area, such as Oil Street, and the western side of Tin Hau Temple Road, remain in the Eastern District. Town planning is managed by the Causeway Bay Outline Zoning Plan,https://www.ozp.tpb.gov.hk/gos/default.aspx?planno=S%2fH6%2f17&lang=0 which is not related to the electoral boundaries as drawn by the Electoral Affairs Commission. The OZP also manages the other neighbourhoods of Tai Hang and So Kon Po. The OZP, however, does not manage Victoria Park, which was reclaimed from the Causeway Bay/Tung Lo Wan body of water, nor Tin Hau, Hong Kong, Tin Hau, which is historically part of Tung Lo Wan. Tung Lo Wan is the Chinese name that collectively refers to the waters and lands around the bay. Causeway Bay Market and Causeway Bay Fire Station are in fact located in Tin Hau, and are outside the jurisdiction of the OZP, but in terms of the electoral constituency, the market, the fire station, and Victoria Park are located within the Victoria Park (constituency), Victoria Park constituency. Added to this confusion, Wan Chai Fire Station is located in the Canal Road (constituency), Canal Road constituency but some non-government sources consider it as part of the Causeway Bay area. The Wan Chai Fire Station is not part of Causeway Bay OZP.


History

The Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, typhoon shelter of Causeway Bay and the Tin Hau Temple reveal that the area was once a fishing village. Before urban development and massive Land reclamation in Hong Kong, 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 were 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, Hong Kong, Central. Kellett Island off the coast of Causeway Bay has disappeared and connected as a result of the land reclamation. The original Causeway Bay proper is actually the area now known as Tin Hau, near the present-day Tin Hau station, Tin Hau MTR station and the Tin Hau Temple, Causeway Bay, Causeway Bay Tin Hau Temple, whereas the Causeway Bay station, Causeway Bay MTR station is at the area historically called East Point, Hong Kong, East Point. The present-day usage of the name Causeway Bay is usually confused with East Point, Hong Kong, East Point, an area named after a Spit (landform), spit on the coastline, eastern end of formerly Victoria, Hong Kong, Victoria City. 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 Jardine Matheson Holdings, Jardines in the early 19th century. Another area often mistaken as Causeway Bay is Bowrington area or in Chinese ''Ngo Keng'' () (now part of Canal Road (constituency), Canal Road electoral constituency), literally "goose's neck", where is known for villain hitting activity, a voodoo-like tradition of Hong Kong.


Features

Causeway Bay or East Point is one of Hong Kong's major Shopping in Hong Kong, shopping districts. It includes the 13-storey Japanese-style department store Sogo Hong Kong, Sogo, as well as shopping centres such as Times Square (Hong Kong), Times Square and Hysan Place. There are also smaller malls such as World Trade Centre Hong Kong, World Trade Centre, Windsor House, Hang Lung Centre, Fashion Island, Fashion Walk, Lee Garden One and Lee Garden Two. Causeway Bay is one of the most crowded and central areas in Hong Kong. The area contains many trendy shops carrying both locally made and imported fashion and products from around the world. As such, it is a popular social spot for young people. Many shops are open until after midnight. Notable hotels in Causeway Bay include The Excelsior (Hong Kong), The Excelsior and Regal Hotels International, Regal Hong Kong Hotel. Several boutique hotels have opened recently, including Mira Moon Hotel on Jaffe Road. 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 "Noonday Gun" mentioned in the Noël Coward song "Mad Dogs and Englishmen (song), Mad Dogs and Englishmen". 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


Leisure and cultural

* Hong Kong Central Library * Noonday Gun * Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club * Victoria Park


Shopping

* Sogo * Times Square * World Trade Centre * Hysan Place * Windsor House (Hong Kong), Windsor House


Economy

*Joy City Property Limited (formerly Hong Kong Parkview Group) - 33rd floor of the COFCO Tower () *Wilson Parking: World Trade Centre (世界貿易中心) *Google Hong Kong: Suite 2501, Tower 2, Times Square (Hong Kong), Times SquareGoogle locations
" Google. Retrieved 25 May 2016. "Google Hong Kong Suite 2501 Tower 2, Times Square 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong"


Transport


Main roads

* King's Road, Hong Kong, King's Road * Causeway Road * Gloucester Road, Hong Kong, Gloucester Road * Canal Road, Hong Kong, Canal Road * Hennessy Road * Yee Wo Street


Public transport

For the MTR, it is connected by the Island line (MTR), Island line: Tin Hau and Causeway Bay stations. Both Hong Kong Tramways, Tram and bus services provides connections along Causeway Bay as a first and last mile connection.


See also

* List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong


References


External links

{{Wan Chai District Causeway Bay, Wan Chai District Shopping districts and streets in Hong Kong