Saturday, October 4, 2008

Harcourt Park, Hong Kong

Harcourt Park or Harcourt Gardens is a small urban park in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The park is located next to the Hong Kong Police Force's Headquarters and named for .

Fan Shui Park

Fan Shui Park is a small urban park located in Kowloon Tong in Hong Kong. The park is bisected by historic Boundary Street and straddles both Kowloon and the New Territories.

Fa Hui Park

Fa Hui Park is a small park located on Boundary Street, Sham Shui Po District, Kowloon in Hong Kong. It occupies 19 hectares. It is one of the sites where Lunar New Year Fair is held every year.

There is a 1,100m2 community garden in the park. Participants of "Community Garden Programme" are allowed to grow crops and ornamental plants in the community garden of Fa Hui Park; they are also permitted to take the harvest home afterwards..

Connaught Place, Hong Kong

Connaught Place is a near Jardine House, formerly ''Connaught Centre'', in the , Hong Kong. It is also a road surrounding.

The and have Connaught Place addresses.

The square is home to a statue by Henry Moore entitled "Double Oval", which was unveiled in December 1977. The statue is donated by Hong Kong Land and is dedicated to Vernon Roberts, former General Manager of the company.

Choi Sai Woo Park

Choi Sai Woo Park is a park located near the top of Braemar Hill at Braemar Hill Road, Hong Kong. The park serves as a social hub for the neighbourhood. Choi Sai Woo Park's opening hours are 7am - 11pm.

Historic background

The park was named after a former reservoir, Choi Sai Woo, which was formerly located in the park.

According to the Commemorative Plaque by in the park, the reservoir was built by Taikoo Sugar Company Limited in 1894; it was the largest and the last of the five private reservoirs built by the company. During the drought and bubonic plague outbreak started in 1894, the reservoir once supplied water to Tai Ping Shan District. It was filled in by Li Ka Shing to create the current park site. In World War II it was the scene of bitter fighting as the Japanese advanced to split the defence of Hong Kong into two: East and West.


Choi Sai Woo Park is a landscaped garden with a total area of 2,400 m? providing some country freshness among a number of housing estates and schools. Located next to prestigious new housing developments and with several schools in the area, it serves the community as a place of rest. There are also two small basketball courts in the Park. The garden area is located at the very bottom level of Choi Sai Woo park abutting the car parking lot of PARKnSHOP. It is mainly planted with bamboo. There is also a children's playground located at the top of the park. A pagoda adjoins the playground. A number of amenities including restaurant or tea shop "cha chaan teng", Wan King, PARKnSHOP and 7-Eleven outlets, are in the vicinity.

Cheung Kong Park

Cheung Kong Park is a small park located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island and named for Li Ka Shing's corporate empire. The park is privately maintained by the Li owned holding company, but is open to the public. The park consists of ponds and cascades with benches for visitors to enjoy the scenery.

Chater Garden

Chater Garden , located in the Central District of Hong Kong, is a public park directly east of the . Due to its proximity to the seat of government, it has been used as a location for political rallies and demonstrations by groups in Hong Kong such as Falun Gong. The garden was developed in the 1970s, taking up space left by the Hong Kong Cricket Club who moved to Wong Nai Chung Gap. It is named after Sir Paul Chater, and one side of the garden is on Chater Road which is also named after him.