A photo of the Kowloon-Canton Railway in Tsim Sha Tsui from 1915.

Stories behind Hong Kong districts: Tsim Sha Tsui – the beach that reached to become a major tourism and shopping hub

Its name means ‘sharp sandy point’. Earmarked as a port, development sped up with the Kowloon-Canton Railway’s arrival; later rapid urbanisation left little of the local flavour. One structure, though, has escaped the wrecking ball

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A photo of the Kowloon-Canton Railway in Tsim Sha Tsui from 1915.
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