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"Kowloon's British Heritage" Kowloon Local Custom Tip by mikey_e

Kowloon Local Customs: 11 reviews and 24 photos

  Anglican Church
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  • Anglican Church - Kowloon
      Anglican Church
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  • The Belfry along Jordan Road - Kowloon
      The Belfry along Jordan Road
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  • More of the church - Kowloon
      More of the church
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  • George V style police station - Kowloon
      George V style police station
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Of course, Hong Kong is overwhelmingly British, but at the same time it exists in large part thanks to the British. It would be foolish to think that there is no physical imprint of Britain's presence here, but the truth is that it is far more noticeable on Hong Kong Island, rather than Kowloon. You can still find, however, remnants of British colonial influence here, particularlyin the forms of architecture. Some of these buildings are Church of England places of worship, which explains why they would be so heavily influenced by British architecture, while others are simply buildings that were erected during the pre-War heyday of British influence. Either way, they make for great examples of the mix between British influence and the Chinese environment.

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  • Written Nov 12, 2010
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