A leafy square on Magnolia Road in Yau Yat Chuen, an area developed in 1950 as a Chinese counterpart to Kowloon Tong. Photo: Christopher DeWolf

Kowloon Tong history: Hong Kong’s original garden city and its unusual path

  • Starting out as a middle-class Eurasian enclave, Kowloon Tong was later inhabited by well-to-do families and celebrities like Bruce Lee
  • Hidden behind high walls, many villas became love hotels
Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts

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A leafy square on Magnolia Road in Yau Yat Chuen, an area developed in 1950 as a Chinese counterpart to Kowloon Tong. Photo: Christopher DeWolf
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