Geographically, it consists of two portions: the hillier, more rural, and farmed New Territories to the north and west and the more residential and industrial Kowloon area to the south and east. In some instances, the use of the name Kowloon Peninsula is restricted to only the southern section of the peninsula that directly faces Hong Kong Island and is surrounded on three sides by Victoria Harbour. The chief sectors of the densely populated Kowloon area of the peninsula and the contiguous urban sprawl farther east are Tsim Sha Tsui a popular business, shopping, and entertainment district at the tip of the peninsula , Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok one of the most densely populated areas on Earth , New Kowloon, San Po Kong, Kowloon City, the industrialized Kwun Tong, and the Kowloon Walled City a somewhat shady district of crime and squalor. Since the s, Kowloon has become an industrial centre particularly of textile manufacturing and rivals Victoria as a tourist destination. The harbour accommodates oceangoing vessels. Area Kowloon area, 18 square miles 47 square km. Kowloon Peninsula. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.
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After a night of partying when you need some grub, stop by here for your munchies fix for the best siopao in town!! I have always liked coming here. Though not that many choices, still a lot for its price and the soup is always hot. We ate here while waiting for my friend in quezon city. We ordered chicken feet and beef mami.
Kowloon comprises the following districts :. Kowloon covers two geographical constituencies for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong :. For many years the area remained largely undeveloped, used by the British mainly for tiger-hunting expeditions. The Kowloon Walled City itself was demolished in Statutorily, "Kowloon" is only the area south of Boundary Street and Stonecutters Island, but in common use, New Kowloon is not regarded as part of the New Territories, but as an integral part of the Kowloon urban area whether north or south of Boundary Street. Large-scale development of Kowloon began in the early 20th century, with the construction of the Kowloon-Canton Railway and the Kowloon Wharf , but because of Kowloon's close proximity to Kai Tak Airport , building construction was limited by flight paths. As a result, compared to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon has a much lower skyline.
Originally a Chinese military fort, the walled city became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to the UK by China in By , the walled city contained 50, residents   within its 2. From the s to the s, it was controlled by local triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug abuse. In January , the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the walled city. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March and was completed in April Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December and occupies the area of the former walled city.