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High Street, Hong Kong

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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.

High Street has over 1,400 apartments.[citation needed]

LandmarksEdit

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 lanesEdit

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.

BusinessesEdit

Many small businesses line the central parts of High Street, and the Immanuel Social Service Centre.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ypmap Yellow Pages map for Hong Kong
  • centamap shows building names, heights and tenements