Hung Hom

Hung Hom (Cantonese pronunciation: [hȍŋ hɐ̄m]) is an area of Kowloon, in Hong Kong, administratively part of the Kowloon City District, with a portion west of Hung Hom West Rail Line MTR Station in the Yau Tsim Mong District (油尖旺區). Hung Hom serves mainly residential purposes, but it is mixed with some industrial buildings in the north.

Hung Hom
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Cantonese YaleHùhngham
Literal meaning"Red Cliff"

Geography

Hung Hom is in the southeast of the Kowloon Peninsula. It is bordered by Victoria Harbour in the south, King's Park in the west, Hung Hom Bay in the east, No. 12 Hill, Hok Yuen and the valley Lo Lung Hang. in the north.

History

Originally, Hung Hom was much smaller than the present-day context. Hung Hom Bay has been partially reclaimed several times since 1850, expanding the area of Hung Hom as a consequence. Rumsey Rock, formerly located in the bay, was buried in the reclamation process. Later a town was developed eastward parallel to the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock.

Hung Hom was renamed to "Yamashita District" during the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945.[1] It was one of the few places to be renamed.

Education

Former

Housing

Facilities

  • Hong Kong Coliseum
  • Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool
  • Hung Hom Municipal Building, which includes the Hung Hom Library, Hung Hom Municipal Building Sports Centre, and the Hung Hom Market with a cooked food centre
  • Hung Hom Fire Station
  • Two post offices and the International Mail Centre
  • Hutchison Park. A small park located in a built up residential area once occupied by docklands and fill-in to create more land for residential use.
  • Tai Wan Shan Park
  • Hong Kong Police Traffic Kowloon West Base
  • Hung Hom Clinic
  • Several malls in Whampoa Garden
  • Lux Theatre
  • Hotels, including Harbour Grand Kowloon and Harbour Plaza Metropolis

Religion

Transport

MTR

Hung Hom is served by the Hung Hom Station of the MTR. The station serves as the southern terminus of both East Rail Line and West Rail Line, as well as the terminus of cross-border services with destinations to major cities in China.

As of October 2016, Ho Man Tin Station and Whampoa Station as part of an extension of the Kwun Tong Line, are available for accessing the Hung Hom area.

Tunnel

The Cross-Harbour Tunnel was the first road tunnel in Hong Kong that was built under water. It opened in 1972, and it connects Hong Kong Island and Kowloon at Kellett Island and a reclaimed site at Hung Hom Bay, respectively.

Ferries

Ferries serving Hung Hom Ferry Pier:

Buses

There are three bus terminals in Hung Hom. Many buses serve the area.

    • Solely-operated cross harbour route: 108
    • Cross harbour routes operated with Citybus: 102, 102P, 102R, 103, 107, 107P, 117, 118, 118P, 170, 171, 182
    • Cross harbour routes operated with New World First Bus: 101, 101R, 104, 106, 106P, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 115P, 116, 301, 802, 811, N121;
    • Non-cross harbour routes: 2E, 3B, 5, 5A, 5C, 5D, 6C, 6F, 7B, 8, 8A, 8P, 11, 11K, 11X, 12A, 13X, 14, 15, 21, 26, 28, 30X, 41, 45, 85C, 85X, 85S, 93K, 98D, 212, 219X, 219P, 224X, 230X, 260A, 260X, 268B, 269B, 296D, 297, N216, N241, N281;
  • New World First Bus: 796X.
  • Citybus:A22, E23, R22, R11, N11, N23.
  • Minibus routes: 2, 2A, 6, 6A, 6X, 8, 13.

See also

References

  1. Philip Snow: The Fall of Hong Kong. 2003. ISBN 0300093527 page 159
  2. "Campuses - Hung Hom." Lycée Français International Victor Segalen. Retrieved on 25 January 2015. "68 Gillies Avenue South, Hung Hom, Hong Kong"
  3. Chinese Temples Committee: Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom
  4. Chinese Temples Committee: Pak Tai Temple, Hok Un Kok

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