Hidden Gems in Hong Kong: Garden City (Kowloon Tong)


Garden City (Kowloon Tong)

Garden City (Kowloon Tong)

History

Garden City (Kowloon Tong) was developed by C. Montague Ede as a low density residential area accommodating English people during colonial era. In recent decades, organisations have established hotels, kindergarten and international schools in this area such as kindergarten at Cumberland Road and York Road. Two renowned international schools are Australian International School and American International School established on Waterloo Road.

Bruce Lee's Former House

Bruce Lee's Former House does not exist anymore. It will be demolished and a new building will be built on that site. The site is situated at 41 Cumberland Road in Kowloon Tong where many kindergartens are established!

Entrance

Entrance

Wall picture

Wall picture

Entertainment Venue

There are two places for drinks. Happy hour at Billy Boozer II on Junction Road (next to Kam Shing Road Recreation Ground) from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. (not sure if they open on weekends) Happy hour of Dan Ryan's at Festival Walk is listed on their official website. As far as I know, there is no other place for drinks in Garden City (Kowloon Tong). The two places are very convenient for exchange students and expatriates in Baptist University and Kowloon Tong for drinks. Billy Boozer II is situated on Junction Road which is opposite to People's Liberation Army Kowloon East Barracks and close to Baptist Unversity. Alcoholic drinks are not available and not allowed in the cinema at Festival Walk. A large supermarket called Taste. An ice skating place. A food court on top floor with plenty of Asians. For the location of bus terminus and taxi rank inside the premise, please browse their official website or shoot them an email for an enquiry. Also, concierge service is also available in the mall.

Happy hour for beer

Happy hour for beer

Temple of Self Reflection (Shing Sin Chun Tong)

Temple of Self Reflection is situated at 7 Rutland Quadrant in Garden City (Kowloon Tong). It is a small scale temple but with beautiful statutes especially niche places for two well known local singers Anita Mui and Wong Ka Kui in Hong Kong.

Temple of Self Reflection

Temple of Self Reflection

Park

There are two parks which are quite interesting. One is Cornwall Street Park reaching from the entrance of Festival Walk with few artistic facilities. Concierge service can provide you assistance in the mall. Another park is Essex Crescent Rest Garden standing inside the triangle of Cumberland Road and Essex Crescent. A stone plaque embeded on the wall speaking about a part of history of Garden City (Kowloon Tong).

Stone plaque

Stone plaque

Essex Crescent Rest Garden

Essex Crescent Rest Garden

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Written by Bigaltravelcompanion
Albert Wilson born and has lived in Hong Kong for nearly twenty years. He is inspired by Lara Croft and her father much which lead him to have a profound interest in history, archeology, anthropology, culture, festival, and local food. His knowledge gained through guided tours, reading, watching the video, chatting and befriend with locals! In his book, he is more than willing to share his experience and knowledge in Hong Kong by relevant and practical approaches with you from common to hidden gems. In addition, Albert Wilson experienced some interesting life stories and he wants to share with you in his book as well as travel blogs and so... Read more

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