District Highlights  

 

District Boundaries & Population

 

The Yau Tsim Mong District is situated on the southern part of the Kowloon peninsula.  It is bounded by the waterfront to the south and the west, the Kowloon-Canton Railway line to the east and Boundary Street to the north.  The total gross land area is approximately 7 km2.  According to the 2003 Population Census, there are 278 400 residents population in the Yau Tsim Mong District.  Population density is high throughout the District, and there are also a large number of tourists staying in various hotels in the District.

 

 

 

 

Transport

 

Yau Tsim Mong is the focal point of many arterial transport routes in Hong Kong. The major facilities include, the Hung Hom Cross Harbour Tunnel, the Star Ferry, the Canton-Hong Kong Bus Terminus and the China Ferry Terminal in the Tsim Sha Tsui area; the Western Harbour Crossing; and the major road of Nathan Road, West Kowloon Highway and the MTR routes.

 

Economic Activities

 

The major economic activities in Yau Tsim Mong district are commerce, supplemented by tourism and light manufacturing.  The District is a major shopping and retail centre in Hong Kong. The commercial complexes, department stores and boutiques in Tsim Sha Tsui, the retail and wholesale shops and the hawker bazaars in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok provide a wide range of goods for local residents and tourists.  Not only that tourist industry flourishes in the Yau Tsim Mong district where a number of outstanding hotels are located, the District is also the hub of restaurants and entertainment businesses.  In addition, financial services industry prospers in the District as well.

 

 

 

Promotion of Tourist Industry

  

 

The Yau Tsim Mong District has always been a popular place among tourists.  In 2004-2005, the Yau Tsim Mong District Council has allocated funds to merchants and hawkers’ associations in the district to decorate and promote the following well-known shopping venues in the district: 

 

?               Temple Street

?               Bowring Street

?               The Jade Market at Kansu Street

?               Flower Market at Flower Market Road

?               Goldfish Market at Tung Choi Street

?               Ladies Market at Tung Choi Street

 

The Yau Tsim Mong District Council also funded the production of two television programmes in 2002-2003 to promote the tourist attractions and the environmental improvements of the district. 

 

Following the implementation of pedestrian scheme in Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok to facilitate tourist and pedestrian flow of popular shopping streets, the Jordan Pedestrian Scheme and the related streetscape enhancement works will soon be commenced in early 2003.  Besides, the visitor signage scheme for the Yau Tsim Mong District set off by the Tourism Commission will also be implemented in early 2003 too.

 

The first project on the promotion of local community economy of the district, namely the enhancement of the existing LCE cluster around the Tin Hau Temple, Yaumatei, has been kicked off.  The project aims at revitalizing the Yaumatei old town by upgrading and beautifying district facilities.  Upon the completion of a series of revitalisation projects, all residents, traders and visitors will be benefit from the significantly improved and beautified environment and facilities on sightseeing, shopping and food gourmet.

 

 

The Chinese Pai-lau newly constructed in front of the Tin Hau Temple in Yaumatei

 

 

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

 

 

Jade Market at Kansu Street

 

 

Flower Market at Flower Market Road

 

 

 Ladies Market at Tung Choi Street

 

 

Recreational and Cultural Facilities

  

 

Major recreational facilities in Yau Tsim Mong district include: Hong Kong Coliseum, Kowloon Park, Kwun Chung Sports Centre, King’s Park Hockey Ground, King’s Park Recreation Ground, Mongkok Stadium, MacPherson Playground, Boundary Street Sports Centre No.1 & 2, Boundary Street Recreation Ground, MK DCRSA Lim Por Yen Centre, Fa Yuen Street Sports Centre, Sycamore Playground, Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Lok Kwan Street Park and Anchor Street Playground.

 

Major cultural facilities in Yau Tsim Mong district include: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Museum of History, 4 public libraries and a mobile library stop.

 

 

 Kowloon Park Indoor Games Hall

 

 

  Boundary Street Sports Centre

 

 

 Hong Kong Space Museum & Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

Educational Facilities

 

The educational facilities in Yau Tsim Mong district include: the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 19 secondary schools, 40 primary schools, 24 kindergartens, day and evening schools offering commercial, secretarial, language and tutorial courses and a special school for mild mentally handicapped children.

 

Medical and Health Facilities

 

There are two hospitals in Yau Tsim Mong district, namely Kwong Wah Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and a multi-disciplinary specialist clinic providing out-patient services.  The Department of Health provides a number of health services in the Yau Ma Tei Jockey Club Polyclinic and Specialist Clinic Extension.  It also operates a health centre and a child assessment centre in Mong Kok.

 

Community Centre

 

The Henry G. Leong Yau Ma Tei Community Centre, with an air-conditioned multi-purpose hall, a conference room, a covered playground, a basketball court and Community Cyber Point, provides a good venue for holding cultural, recreational and community activities.  The above facilities, together with the temporary shelter as well as the exterior and interior walls of the Centre were refurbished in 2002.

 

Urban Renewal

 

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) regenerates the run-down parts of Hong Kong through a combination of redevelopment, revitalization and rehabilitation, resulting in the improvement of the city's physical appearance, preservation of district features and cultural heritage and enhancing the quality of living environment.  The URA projects in progress in Yau Tsim Mong district include: Argyle Street/Shanghai Street Project, Waterloo Road/Yunnan Lane Project and Hanoi Road Project, and the Cherry Street Project is under planning.

 


Last updated : 29 April 2008


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