The original Chinese name of Kap Shui Mun is kap shui mun (急水門), the gate of fast-moving water. This exactly describes the current of the channel. The name 'fast-moving water' was associated with accidents for ships and boats. To remove this malign influence, it was renamed to a title with similar sound, k'ap shui mun (汲水門), meaning 'water-fetching gate'. For Chinese, water represents fortune and wealth.