The fun and games of the Thai Water Festival (Songkran) Parade in Kowloon City. The district is where many in the Thai community in Hong Kong live, and it is one of several ethnic enclaves in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong The fun and games of the Thai Water Festival (Songkran) Parade in Kowloon City. The district is where many in the Thai community in Hong Kong live, and it is one of several ethnic enclaves in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
The fun and games of the Thai Water Festival (Songkran) Parade in Kowloon City. The district is where many in the Thai community in Hong Kong live, and it is one of several ethnic enclaves in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Ethnic enclaves of Hong Kong, from Little Bangkok in Kowloon City to Nepalis in Kam Tin and the go-to Canuck bars of SoHo

  • Repulse Bay and Sai Kung draw French people, Africans prefer Yuen Long for its affordable rents and laid-back vibe, while Tseung Kwan O is for Russians
  • Kam Tin is a Nepali enclave in the New Territories and many bars in SoHo, Central, are Canadian-owned; as for Thais, their days in Kowloon City are numbered

Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts
The fun and games of the Thai Water Festival (Songkran) Parade in Kowloon City. The district is where many in the Thai community in Hong Kong live, and it is one of several ethnic enclaves in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong The fun and games of the Thai Water Festival (Songkran) Parade in Kowloon City. The district is where many in the Thai community in Hong Kong live, and it is one of several ethnic enclaves in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
The fun and games of the Thai Water Festival (Songkran) Parade in Kowloon City. The district is where many in the Thai community in Hong Kong live, and it is one of several ethnic enclaves in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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