Girish Mahajan

High Street, Hong Kong

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High Street, Hong Kong

High Street (Chinese: 高街; pinyin: gāojiē; jyutping: gou1 gaai1) is a one-way street in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, available only to minibuses and private vehicles. It connects Bonham Road in the east and Pok Fu Lam Road in the west. It runs from east to west from Western St to Pok Fu Lam Road, and from west to east from Western Street to Bonham Road. It was originally named Fourth Street, but because the number four is commonly avoided in Chinese culture, the government changed the name to High Street.

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Map of High St, Sai Wan, Hong Kong

High Street has over 1,400 apartments.

Landmarks

  • Bonham Road Government Primary School, formerly the Northcote College of Education, which also had a campus at the junction of Sassoon Road and Northcote Close, Pokfulam. In the early 1990s, it merged with the other colleges of education to form the Hong Kong Institute of Education in Tai Po. The Pokfulam campus was taken over by the University of Hong Kong to become part of its Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.
  • Sai Ying Pun Community Complex
  • King George V Memorial Park
  • Sai Ying Pun Market
  • Kau Yan Church and Kau Yan School (in English Kau Yan means Saviour).
  • Li Sing Primary School
  • Western Dental Clinic
  • David Trench Rehabilitation Centre (Former Upper Levels Police Station)
  • Other large apartment buildings include Hang Sing Mansion, Lai Ying Court, Wealth Building, Aspen Court, Cheong King Building, High House, Ko Chun Court, Ko Nga Court, Jade Court, and No 1 High Street.

    Side roads and lanes

    In addition to Western Street, High Street also crosses Centre Street, and Eastern Street. Between Centre and Eastern Streets there are two laneways for pedestrians, Leung I Fong down to Third Street, and West End Path up to Bonham Road.

    Businesses

    Many small businesses line the central parts of High Street. There are 15 car mechanics, and nine tutors, two art schools and two music schools. There are also four cafés, two laundries, two pet suppliers, three restaurants, an art gallery, a security door manufacturer, a car retailer, an engineer, and audio technician, the Dragon Cake Bakery, a green grocer, a politicians office, an employment agent, a decoration shop, a clothes shop, a furniture shop, a hair and a beauty salon, a medicine shop, a florist, a builder, a curtain shop, a toy shop, a sign maker, a carpet shop, two electrical shops, a bonesetter, a metal worker, a hardware outlet, an airconditioning mechainic, a tyre shop and a printer.

    Also there is the Immanuel Social Service Centre.

    References

    High Street, Hong Kong Wikipedia


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