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Hong Kong’s historic clock tower in Tsim Sha Tsui marks 100th anniversary

SCMP, 31 Mar 2021
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Hong Kong’s iconic clock tower in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates its centenary in March 2021. The 44-metre-tall (144ft) tower was built in 1915 as part of the now-demolished Kowloon-Canton Railway station. Despite sustaining some battle damage, the building survived the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during World War II. It has continued to tower over Victoria Harbour even after the government knocked down the old Tsim Sha Tsui rail terminus in 1978 for urban development. Take a tour with the South China Morning Post to see what’s inside the “timekeeper”.


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