Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tsing Yi Promenade

Tsing Yi Promenade is a promenade along the eastern seafront of Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong. It faces Rambler Channel, from Greenfield Garden, through Tsing Yi Pier and Maritime Square to Cheung Fat Estate. The promenade spans 1 800 metres and occupies 6.6 hectares along waterfront. Many people use this as a recreational area for jogging, exercising, or even practising . There is a marvellous sea view for people to enjoy at night. The Promenade also includes a stages commencing 2001 and completed in 2004.


Tsing Yi Park

Tsing Yi Park is a public park on the Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong with Tsing Yi Estate, Tsing Yi Garden, Broadview Garden and St. Paul's Village in its proximity.

Tai Po Waterfront Park

Hong Kong's Tai Po Waterfront Park occupies an area of 22 hectares, and is the largest park managed by Leisure and Cultural Service Department

Every year, the Tai Po Dragon Boat Race is held in the seaside of the Park.


The Park has a wide range of facilities for the public including rest gardens, sitting-out areas, an insect house, a 1.2 km promenade along the harbour front, a jogging trail with fitness stations and a 600-seat amphitheatre.

Lookout Tower

The Lookout Tower is 32.4 metres high; it gives visitors a panorama view over Tolo Harbour, the Tai Po Industrial Estate and the rugged countryside stretching back to the boundary with mainland China.

The plaques of the Lookout Tower depict the history of Tai Po, includes, the struggle with British army when they were entering the New Territories, the heroic resistance against Japanese army during the Occupation and the prosperity after the World War II.


Statue Square

Statue Square is a public pedestrian square in , Hong Kong.


The square was built at the end of the 19th century. The idea of a square of statues dedicated to royalty was conceived by Sir Catchick Paul Chater.. It derives its name from the fact that it originally contained the statue of , as the square's name in Chinese testifies. The statue of Victoria was ordered to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the monarch in 1887, should never have been made in bronze, but in marble, an error that wasn't picked up until the bronze statue was almost completed. . A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson, the chief manager of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was unveiled on February 24, 1906. These statues , together with the two bronze lions in front of the HSBC building, were displaced to Japan to be melted by the occupying Japanese during World War II.

After the war the statues were brought back to Hong Kong. Sir Thomas Jackson's now stands roughly in the middle of the square, facing the Former Supreme Court Building. Queen Victoria's statue was placed in . The two lions are now again in front of the HSBC building. The bronze statue of George V, also removed by the Japanese, was lost and never replaced after the war.

Since the 1980s, there has been a tradition for thousands of Filipina to congregate in and around Statue Square every Sunday . A parallel tradition has since been developed in for domestic servants in Hong Kong.

Surrounding buildings

The HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building is located along its southern side. It stands at the location of the old . The Former Supreme Court Building, now housing the is located along the eastern side of the square. Prince's Building is located along the western side of the square.

The square was initially bordered by Victoria Harbour on its northern side, but following land reclamation, it is now separated from it by Edinburgh Place, which houses the Star Ferry pier, among others.


Shek Kip Mei Park

Shek Kip Mei Park is an urban park located in Hong Kong and located near an area famed for temporary housing built on a hill side. It is one of the largest parks in Sham Shui Po.


There is an Indoor Sports Centre with a Fitness Room, Activity Rooms, and a Children Playroom.

Amenities include an Outdoor Artificial Climbing Wall, Tennis Courts, Children's playground, Fountain, Artificial waterfall, Amphitheatre, Mini-soccer pitch with colour-coated hard surface, 2 colour-coated basketball courts, Jogging track with fitness stations and a Rest garden.

There is a natural grass rugby-cum-soccer pitch with a spectator stand for 1,446 viewers.

Sham Shui Po Park

Sham Shui Po Park is a park in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is located at Lai Chi Kok Road, adjacent to Sham Shui Po Park Swimming Pool and Ka Ling School of the Precious Blood. It is accessible from Lai Chi Kok Road and Yee Kuk Street.


The park is close to the former Sham Shui Po Camp. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong between 1941 and 1945, the camp was used for prisoners of war. Many of them died in the camp.

Inside the park, several trees were planted 26 August 1989 by Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association in memory of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Hong Kong and in the prison during that period.

Furthermore, two maple trees were planted by Hong Kong Veterans Association of Canada in 5 December 1991 in memory of Canadian soldiers who died in the detention camp.


In the early 2000s, the park and surrounding areas attracted many crows to resite to cause much nuisance to residences nearby. The first wave of bird flu outbreak of type H5N1 at the time aroused much concern to the community.

Sai Ying Pun Park

Sai Ying Pun Park is a small parkette in Hong Kong Island.