- Lai Chi Kok
Lai Chi Kok (zh-t|t=荔枝角) is an area in
New Kowloon, Hong Kong. It locates east of Kwai Chungand west of Cheung Sha Wan. Mei Foo Sun Chuenis the largest housing estate in the area. Administratively it belongs to Sham Shui Po District.
Lai Chi Kok literally means the point of
lychee. It separated Cheung Sha Wan from Lai Chi Kok Bayand a river from Butterfly Valleyseparated Cheung Sha Wan from Lai Chi Kok. Mei Lai Roadnowaday approximates the shore and Butterfly Valley Roadthe river before any reclamation. At the intermost of Lai Chi Kok Bay, namely present-day Lai King Hill Roadis a human inhabitant of Kau Wa Keng. Qinggovernment had set up a Customsstation in Lai Chi Kok to collect customs dutiesafter ceding Hong Kong Islandand Kowloon Peninsulato British. [cite book | last = Sayer | first = G. R. | title = Hong Kong 1862-1919 | publisher = Hong Kong University Press | date = 1975 | location = Hong Kong | id = ISBN 962-209-118-0 ] After the lease of New Territories, British reclaimed Lai Chi Kok for military use. On the other hand, west point of Lai Chi Kok Bay, in Kwai Chung, became a torpedostorage. Later the reclamation became petroleum oil storage and later turned into Mei Foo Sun Chuen.
Lai Chi Kok Hospitalis a special hospital located on the original location of the cap. Its neighbour Lai Chi Kok Reception Centreis a structure managed by Correctional Department.
Lai Chi Kok Incineratorwas one of three incinerators in Hong Kong. It was demolished as it released pollutants in Hong Kong.
The headquarters of the
Kowloon Motor Busis also located in the area. The bus depot behind was relocated and the site is replaced by a private housing project known as Manhattan Hill.
The area is served by Mei Foo Station on the
MTRTsuen Wan Line and Mei Foo on the MTRWest Rail Line. Lai Chi Kok Station of the MTR is actually located outside of the area of Lai Chi Kok, but in Cheung Sha Wan.
Cheung Sha Wan
Mei Foo Sun Chuen
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