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Police Stations in Hong Kong: Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound, Central Police Station, Yau Ma Tei Police Station

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Published May 31st 2010
ISBN : 9781157521006
Paperback
36 pages
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Chapters: Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound, Central Police Station, Yau Ma Tei Police Station, Old Tai O Police Station, Hong Kong Police Museum, Tsing Yi Police Station, Old Tai Po Police Station, Sham Shui Po Police Station, Old StanleyMoreChapters: Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound, Central Police Station, Yau Ma Tei Police Station, Old Tai O Police Station, Hong Kong Police Museum, Tsing Yi Police Station, Old Tai Po Police Station, Sham Shui Po Police Station, Old Stanley Police Station. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 34. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound (Chinese: ), constructed in 1884, is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The site is now officially renamed as 1881 Heritage. The Kowloon compound used to be occupied by the Marine Police, now a unit within the Hong Kong Police Force, since its establishment until late 1996- when it was moved to Sai Wan Ho. The compound is a declared monument since 1994 as it is one of the four oldest surviving government buildings in Hong Kong. The Compound and the Old Kowloon Fire Station will be re-developed into a heritage hotel with food and beverage outlets and retail facilities. The former Marine Police Headquarters was constructed in 1884, comprises a main building, a stable block and signal tower. It has been by the Marine Police, except for the Japanese Occupation (1941-1945) when the compound was used as a base by the Japanese navy. During the Japanese Occupation Period, extensive underground tunnels were constructed beneath the lawn but after World War II, these tunnels were blocked and the lawn was re-turfed for the safety of public. In 1970s, the compound lost a large part of its grounds for levelling the slope was levelled and lying Kowloon Park Drive. The station was also featured in Jackie Chans films Project A and Project A Part II. The main building was originally a two-storey structure- an extra storey was added to the Main Building in the 1920s. The south-east and south-west wings of the Ma...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2333507