A general view of Sham Shui Po district by night. Photo: Martin Chan A general view of Sham Shui Po district by night. Photo: Martin Chan
A general view of Sham Shui Po district by night. Photo: Martin Chan

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Beyond laser pointers and tear gas: the history of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest district

  • The area has been in the news lately because of the ongoing protests that have rocked the city
  • Its name means ‘deep water pier’, but the connection to the sea was lost by the 1970s after redevelopment and land reclamation

Knowledge |   Historic Hong Kong
A general view of Sham Shui Po district by night. Photo: Martin Chan A general view of Sham Shui Po district by night. Photo: Martin Chan
A general view of Sham Shui Po district by night. Photo: Martin Chan
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