Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wah Yan College, Kowloon is a Latin Rite Catholic secondary school for boys, located at 56 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. It is sponsored by the Society of Jesus.According to the school website, the school is aimed to give students opportunity to know Christ, to build a school/learning community in which everybody may respect and co-operate with each other, to encourage students to work for a just society, and to serve the needy. The main focus of the school''s mission from 2009-2014 is to enhance the learning capacity of the students.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yau Ma Tei, formerly named Waterloo after Waterloo Road, is an MTR station located in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. It is the western terminus of the Kwun Tong Line, and is also located on the Tsuen Wan Line. Yau Ma Tei is an interchange station, yet it is used less frequently for this purpose than nearby Mong Kok station since the platforms are not designed for cross-platform interchange. The Kwun Tong Line platforms are thus beneficial mostly to local travellers. This station is used by many students during commuting hours, since it is in the vicinity of many large schools. The station's livery colour is grey, with red, white, and blue stripes representing the colors on French national flag. The stripes, however, are being removed as part of current renovation works as of October 2005. Helvetica, the original typeface used in station name signs, is also being replaced by Myriad under the scheme.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yaumati Theatre, once the largest theatre in Kowloon, is located at the junction of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. It is classified as "Grade II Historic Building" The abandoned building is the only remaining pre-World War II theatre in Kowloon. It is to be converted into a venue for Cantonese opera, scheduled for completion in 2011. Another historical structure, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market is adjacent to the theatre, across Reclamation Street. Situated in the south of Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei was once a village and is now one of the most historic areas in Hong Kong. Before British rule of Kowloon in 1860, Yau Ma Tei was known in historical documents by the name of Kwun Chung with Tanka fisherman clustering around its beach and bay. Today, after many reclamation attempts by the Hong Kong Government, a harbour still stands which is used for the fishing industry. Yau Ma Tei is also famous for its Typhoon Shelter and seafood dishes which are offered both on and off-shore.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jordan Road is a road in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It spans from the West Kowloon Highway in West Kowloon, through Ferry Point to Gascoigne Road, and is a major east-west road in southern Kowloon. At the end of the road, there was the Jordan Road Ferry Pier in Ferry Point, with ferries carrying passengers and vehicles to Central of Hong Kong Island. Until the completion of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, it was a major transport hub to and from the Hong Kong Island. There was also an important bus terminus, Jordan Road Ferry Pier Bus Terminus, near the pier. The bus terminus hosted many routes to the New Territories. After the completion of major part of reclamation in the West Kowloon, the bus terminus was moved to Jordan (Wui Cheung Road) Bus Terminus in the new reclamation nearby, near the Kowloon Station of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and the Airport Express. These factors make Jordan Road an important transportation access point.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yau Ma Tei with alternative transliterations including Yaumatei, Yau Ma Ti, Yaumati and Yau-ma-Tee, is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District, in the south of the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. Yau Ma Tei was a village in Kowloon. It was mentioned that a Chinese burial ground was assigned at a mile northeast of a village of Yau-ma-Tee at 2 December 1871. The name Yau Ma Tei is not thought to pre-date British rule. However, Kwun Chung is mentioned in many historic documents. Kwun Chung was a river valley with village and cultivation. On the hill south near the coast was Kwun Chung Fort built by Chinese (Qing) official Lin Tse-hsu to defend against the British. During the Battle of Kwun Chung in 1839, the fort - together with Tsim Sha Tsui Fort - successfully kept the British from Kowloon. The fort with the hill was demolished for development during early British rule of Kowloon.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter is a typhoon shelter located near Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The Government of Hong Kong planned for the construction of a second typhoon shelter after Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter in late 1906. In 1908 the Works Department decided to construct the typhoon shelter at Yau Ma Tei. Works on the typhoon shelter lasted from 1910 to 1915. The cost was HK$2.21 million. The typhoon shelter was officially opened by Sir Francis Henry May, then Governor of Hong Kong, on 1915-12-16. The West Kowloon Reclamation Project was started in 1990 as part of the Airport Core Programme, which required a replacement for the original typhoon shelter. The new typhoon shelter was built to the west of the original one, and was completed in 1992.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kwai Chung is a town in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Together with Tsing Yi Island, it is part of the Kwai Tsing District of Hong Kong. Kwai Chung is the site of the container port. It is also part of Tsuen Wan New Town. In 2000, it had a population of 287,000. Its area is 9.93 km² Kwai Chung is the home of the principal commercial cargo handling area of Hong Kong, the Kwai Chung Container Terminal, one of the largest and busiest port facilities in the world. The main commercial port was relocated here from Yau Ma Tei in the 1980s, in preparation for the West Kowloon Reclamation, which has left the original waterfront of Yau Ma Tei almost half a mile inland.
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