Kowloon Bay

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Kowloon Bay (九龍灣) is a bay located at the north east of the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. It is a residential and industrial area.



Administratively, the land area Kowloon Bay refers to is part of Kwun Tong district, and the sea area, together with the old airport site, is part of Kowloon City district.


The bay has undergone massive reclamation over the past century. Even San Po Kong, which is now far from the coast, was reclaimed from the bay in the early days.

The bay now shut from the sea by a dam, and turned into a typhoon shelter. A small barrel rock, the Kowloon Rock, is in the typhoon shelter. Other barrel rocks, the Channel Rock and the Hoi Sham Island (also To Kwa Wan Island), are now connected to land at the former Kai Tak International Airport runway and at To Kwa Wan respectively, by land reclamation.


The former Kai Tak International Airport had been built on reclaimed land in the bay, and its runway was surrounded by water on 3 sides.

The Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre is located in Kowloon Bay. Also, Amoy Gardens, where the most serious outbreak of SARS happened, is located at the east of MTR station.

There are plans to convert the bay (reclaiming part or even the entire bay) and the former airport site into an in-city new town which would house 240 to 340 thousand residents, a sport stadium, and a pier for cruises. The reduction in demand for land and environmental issue led to a revision of the project.


Kowloon Bay is also the name of an MTR station on the Template:Kwun Tong Line in the northern part of Ngau Tau Kok. As a result, "Kowloon Bay" is sometimes used referring to the adjacent area of the station, even though parts of Ngau Tau Kok Estate, the name used by another station on the same line, is right next to it.

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