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Robinson Road is a road in the Mid-levels, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. In the east, it is connected with the Magazine Gap Road and Garden Road, and in the west with Babington Road and Park Road. The escalator connecting Central to Mid-levels crosses between Mosque Street and Conduit Road, below which Robinson Road runs parallel. It was named after the fifth Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Hercules Robinson. As early as the 1870s, Robinson Road had an enviable reputation, housing the European upper-middle class of its time.[1] The area remains one of the most affluent in Hong Kong.

Robinson Road
HK Robinson Road Mid-Level escalators.jpg
The Central–Mid-Levels escalator crossing above Robinson Road
Namesake Sir Hercules Robinson
Length 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Nearest metro station Central
Coordinates 22°16′58″N 114°08′46″E / 22.28278°N 114.14621°E / 22.28278; 114.14621
Robinson Road
Traditional Chinese 羅便臣道
Robinson Road plaque

Historic Ohel Leah Synagogue is located on the northern side of the western end of the street.[2] Parts of the walls in Robinson Road have been recently declared as protected monuments. These walls are very old with thick roots embedded in them. Robinson Road is largely residential and, in keeping with area, lined with high-rises. There are a number of property agents located along the road.

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Nathan Road in Kowloon was, until 1907, also called Robinson Road, but was subsequently renamed to its present name to avoid confusion with its Mid-levels counterpart.

Notable peopleEdit

Notable residents include actor/singer/entrepreneur Edison Chen, actress Bernice Liu and many others.

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SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "State Theatre in Hong Kong | Support for the proposed Grade 1 Historic Building Status (N46)" page 5 footnote 1. Docomomo to Antiquities Advisory Board Chair. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  2. ^ "The Struggle for Hong Kong’s Heritage." Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong. Event listed held 18 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-11.