The story of Tsim Sha Tsui’s clock tower: how it survived World War II bombs and moves to demolish it, and rang up 100 years this spring

//The story of Tsim Sha Tsui’s clock tower: how it survived World War II bombs and moves to demolish it, and rang up 100 years this spring

The story of Tsim Sha Tsui’s clock tower: how it survived World War II bombs and moves to demolish it, and rang up 100 years this spring

For Hans Fok, the clock tower on the southern tip of the Kowloon peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui holds a lot of memories.Hongkongers of his generation remember the clock tower being part of the Kowloon-Canton Railway’s Edwardian-style terminus next to the Star Ferry terminal. From there, trains took passengers to Guangzhou in southern China, where many boarded other trains to reach cities throughout the country.“When I was five years old, I came here to take the train during Ching Ming Festival. At…

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