YAU TSIM MONG

Yau Tsim Mong is set of the western side of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Peninsula, with the third highest population density in all of Hong Kong. The districts of Yau Tsim and Mong Kok were combined in 1994, and the new name is an acronym of its three major areas of  Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Mong Kok. Tourists flock to the district for its various attractions, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the West Kowloon Cultural District and the massively underrated Hong Kong Museum of History. However, you don’t have to go to a museum to enjoy the area’s past, as there are no less than 59 historical buildings in Yau Tsim Mong, including the Hong Kong Observatory, the former Marine Police Headquarters and the Kowloon British School. Besides from this, the area is packed with retail therapy opportunities for all tastes and pockets, and is popular for weekend drinking among younger locals and the few expats who live on Kowloon side. It’s also a haven for street food and unpretentious local eateries.
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Emergency services this morning talked down a man preparing to jump from the top of a six-floor tenement building in Mong Kok. According to HK01, police received a call around...

Bus driver gets 11 months in jail for crushing pedestrian’s leg in Mong Kok accident

Bus driver gets 11 months in jail for crushing pedestrian’s leg in Mong Kok accident

The bus driver who was behind the wheel of a double-decker that crushed the leg of a woman waiting at a busy junction was today sentenced to 11 months in jail. Liu Kam-wan, 48,...

Restaurant owner beaten in suspected triad ‘protection’ shake-down

Restaurant owner beaten in suspected triad ‘protection’ shake-down

Police are looking into what’s believed to be a triad-related attack on a restaurant owner in Sham Shui Po that took place in the early hours of this morning. Video of the...

Photos: Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars officially reopens to public

Photos: Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars officially reopens to public

Hong Kong’s own Hollywood-style walk of fame officially re-opened to the public yesterday after being shut for renovations that went on for three years. The promenade in...

2 years behind bars for woman who attacked husband’s mistress with knife

2 years behind bars for woman who attacked husband’s mistress with knife

A 41-year-old housewife was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail for attacking her husband’s mistress with a kitchen knife. Ming Yongfang pleaded guilty to one count of...

Risky Business: Bar manager jailed for offering sexual drinking game to clients

Risky Business: Bar manager jailed for offering sexual drinking game to clients

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Hong Kong’s largest multiplex cinema to shut at the end of February

Hong Kong’s largest multiplex cinema to shut at the end of February

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Upsetting the Poodle Cart: Man assaults elder over bumped doggie stroller, gets thrashed in turn

Upsetting the Poodle Cart: Man assaults elder over bumped doggie stroller, gets thrashed in turn

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TST hotel ordered to check windows after fatal accident

TST hotel ordered to check windows after fatal accident

The authorities have ordered a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel to inspect all of their windows after one of them fell from the building and killed a passer-by earlier this week. The Buildings...

Woman arrested after fatal window accident in TST released

Woman arrested after fatal window accident in TST released

Police have released a cleaner suspected of opening a window that subsequently fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hong Kong hotel yesterday, striking and killing a pedestrian...