Wong Chuk Hang

Wong Chuk Hang (Cantonese pronunciation: [wɔ̏ːŋ tsók̚ háːŋ]) or Staunton Valley is a neighbourhood in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong.

Wong Chuk Hang

黃竹坑
Suburb
Wong Chuk Hang
A view of residential Wong Chuk Hang from the Ocean Park cable car system
A view of residential Wong Chuk Hang from the Ocean Park cable car system
Country Hong Kong
DistrictSouthern District
SeatWong Chuk Hang
Government
 • BodyDistrict Council
 • District CouncillorTsui Yuen-wa (Democratic Party)
Wong Chuk Hang
Traditional Chinese黃竹坑
Simplified Chinese黄竹坑
Cantonese YaleWòhngjūkhāang
Literal meaning"Yellow Bamboo Pit"

It is east of Staunton Creek, north of Nam Long Shan, and west of Shouson Hill.[1]

HistoryEdit

Neolithic artifacts have been unearthed in a region called Chung Hom Wan, which is not far from Wong Chuk Hang.[2] In 1550 the Hong Kong Village (香港村) was established in Wong Chuk Hang; it still exists, much diminished in size, as Wong Chuk Hang Kau Wai. A satellite village, Wong Chuk Hang San Wai, was established in the 1860s and 1870s.[3]

FeaturesEdit

Features of Wong Chuk Hang include:

EconomyEdit

The head office of the clothing Lane Crawford is in One Island South [zh], Wong Chuk Hang.[4]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Wong Chuk Hang (1990–2016)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.0
(82.4)
28.5
(83.3)
30.3
(86.5)
30.9
(87.6)
32.5
(90.5)
35.3
(95.5)
36.2
(97.2)
36.0
(96.8)
36.0
(96.8)
33.4
(92.1)
31.7
(89.1)
29.4
(84.9)
36.2
(97.2)
Average high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
20.2
(68.4)
22.3
(72.1)
25.3
(77.5)
28.3
(82.9)
29.8
(85.6)
30.7
(87.3)
30.8
(87.4)
30.3
(86.5)
28.2
(82.8)
25.2
(77.4)
21.4
(70.5)
26.0
(78.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
17.3
(63.1)
19.6
(67.3)
22.9
(73.2)
25.9
(78.6)
27.7
(81.9)
28.3
(82.9)
28.2
(82.8)
27.5
(81.5)
25.3
(77.5)
22.0
(71.6)
18.1
(64.6)
23.3
(73.9)
Average low °C (°F) 13.8
(56.8)
14.9
(58.8)
17.3
(63.1)
20.8
(69.4)
23.9
(75.0)
25.9
(78.6)
26.2
(79.2)
26.0
(78.8)
25.3
(77.5)
23.0
(73.4)
19.5
(67.1)
15.4
(59.7)
21.0
(69.8)
Record low °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
7.0
(44.6)
9.0
(48.2)
10.9
(51.6)
16.1
(61.0)
20.8
(69.4)
22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
18.7
(65.7)
16.3
(61.3)
9.6
(49.3)
4.7
(40.5)
3.4
(38.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33.7
(1.33)
25.5
(1.00)
75.8
(2.98)
162.9
(6.41)
300.5
(11.83)
472.9
(18.62)
359.3
(14.15)
396.3
(15.60)
327.9
(12.91)
85.9
(3.38)
41.4
(1.63)
29.6
(1.17)
2,311.7
(91.01)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.5 mm) 3.8 5.5 7.1 9.7 13.2 18.0 16.4 14.5 12.7 6.8 4.4 4.8 116.9
Average relative humidity (%) 71 76 79 83 84 85 83 83 78 71 70 67 77
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[5]

TransportEdit

Road

Aberdeen Tunnel is a two-tube tunnel linking Wong Chuk Hang and Happy Valley.

Rail

Ocean Park station, a station of the MTR South Island line.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://maps.google.com/
  2. ^ Reference: Hong Kong Archaeological Society website
  3. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office. Old House, No. 10, Wong Chuk Hang San Wai – Now Opens
  4. ^ "Data Analytics Policy". Lane Crawford. Retrieved 23 April 2021. Lane Crawford, 30F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong SAR. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Monthly Means of Meteorological Elements for Wong Chuk Hang, 1990-2016". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

Coordinates: 22°14′53″N 114°10′04″E / 22.24818°N 114.16765°E / 22.24818; 114.16765