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Wong Chuk Hang (Cantonese pronunciation: [wɔ̏ːŋ tsók̚ háːŋ]) or Staunton Creek is an industrial and residential area 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
Chinese黃竹坑
Cantonese YaleWòhngjūkhāang
Literal meaning"Yellow Bamboo Pit"

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

Contents

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 was established in Wong Chuk Hang; it still exists, much diminished in size, as Wong Chuk Hang Kau Wai. In 1860 a satellite village, Wong Chuk Hang San Wai, was established.

Wong Chuk Hang became urbanised only in the 1960s as one of the major light industrial areas in Hong Kong. Its fortune has been in decline since the 1990s, when large numbers of manufacturers relocated from Hong Kong to mainland China. As of the 2010s Wong Chuk Hang is in a state of transition: attracted by cheap rents, improved transport connection, and proximity to the tourist areas of Aberdeen and Ocean Park, several office towers have been built[3], a number of art galleries and restaurants have moved into empty factory floors[4], and two hotels (L'hotel Island South and Ovolo Southside) have opened.

EconomyEdit

The fashion company I.T has its head office on the 31st floor of Tower A of Southmark (南滙廣場) in Wong Chuk Hang.[5]

FeaturesEdit

Features of Wong Chuk Hang include:

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[6]

TransportEdit

 
Eastern part of the Wong Chuk Hang's industrial zone
Road

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

Rail

Wong Chuk Hang Station, a station of the MTR South Island Line.

Buses[7]

There are also a few minibuses connecting Wong Chuk Hang and different parts of Hong Kong.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://maps.google.com/
  2. ^ Reference: Hong Kong Archaeological Society website
  3. ^ Liu, Pearl (23 July 2018). "Gentrifying Wong Chuk Hang on the up and up as Hong Kong's business hub with cheaper rents". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ DeWolf, Christopher (22 July 2015). "Discover the secrets of Wong Chuk Hang, an unpolished gem". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "I.T Limited Annual Report 16/17." Retrieved on 6 June 2018. p. 15 (PDF p. 11/114): "Registered Office Clarendon House 2 Church Street Hamilton HM11 Bermuda" and "Head Office and Principal Place of Business in Hong Kong 31/F., Tower A, Southmark 11 Yip Hing Street Wong Chuk Hang Hong Kong" - Chinese address, from p. 15 (PDF p. 11/115): "香港總辦事處及主要營業地點 香港黃竹坑業興街11號南滙廣場A座31樓"
  6. ^ "Monthly Means of Meteorological Elements for Wong Chuk Hang, 1990-2016". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.nwfb.com.hk/

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