"Stanley" Chek Chue by Willettsworld

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Stanley is located on a peninsula on the south-eastern coast of Hong Kong Island, east of Repulse Bay and is a beautiful, small scenic place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It was given an English name based on Lord Stanley, 19th-century British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies but also goes by its Cantonese name of Chek Chue. Stanley was the location where British and Canadian troops made their last stand before surrendering to Japanese troops during the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941. Stanley Fort, the former British barracks in Stanley, is now occupied by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Stanley features a beautiful promenade walk past some lovely colonial buildings which have been turned into restaurants and bars. It also features some other old colonial buildings such as the Old Police Station, Post Office and Murray House which is home to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. It is most famous, however, for its daily street market that sells souvenirs as well as clothing - particularly silk garments, shoes and traditional Chinese dress - toys, ornaments, luggage, souvenirs, and Chinese arts and crafts.

  • Last visit to Chek Chue: Aug 2008
  • Intro Written Oct 5, 2008
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