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KOWLOON CITY

Due the large number of restaurants and bars run by Thais, the Kowloon City district of Hong Kong is known as Little Thailand.

Kowloon City
Typical shop houses can still be found on Kowloon City area. A shop is on the ground floor and the living area is on higher floors.
Kowloon City
Many 40 to 50 years old buildings have some illegal rooftop constructions.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
When wandering around Kowloon City, many old low rise buildings can stil be seen due to proximity with old airport.
Kowloon City
This another old low rise building is just under destruction. Hong Kong estate market is booming! A forty storey building can be expected.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
The Kowloon Walled City and the Kai Tak airport have sealed Kowloon City in our memories despite the rejuvenations of the district over the past years.
Kowloon City

The local district office is now pushing to have Kowloon City recognized as a gastronomic heaven.

Strong development is now ongoing in Kowloon City as new airport has moved to Lantau. Many old buildings are destroyed.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Many high-rise buildings have been built in Kowloon City after the relocation of the Hong Kong Airport from Kowloon City to Lantau island.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City district holds the largest number of old buildings (over 1000) and the largest number of dilapidated ones (320).
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
The removal of the airport in 1998 has spared a vast piece of land with high potential for redevelopment.
Kowloon City
In year 2010 developers can trigger a compulsory sale after acquiring 80% of a property interest, down from the previous 90%. The law covers residential buildings older than 50 years.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City

So the acquisition of old buildings for redevelopment is soaring in Kowloon City and other parts of Hong Kong.

Kowloon City
Traditional activities are still be found there such as mortuary paper items preparation.
Kowloon City
Paper effigies and paper offerings for the dead are still used during cremation activities in Hong Kong.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
A new restaurant is opening so friends, family and business partners offer flowers as a good luck gesture.
Kowloon City
For a new shop opening, flowers are always offered and displayed in front of the shop.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Roasted pork in front of a shop for a ritualistic spiritual offering.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City is an old district, that has a big Thai community. New buildings start to pop up.
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City
Kowloon City is also called little Thailand. Kowloon City accounts for almost 10% of its population with various ethnies including many Thai people.
Kowloon City


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