Whampoa Garden

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Whampoa Garden
Whampoa garden.svg
Map of Whampoa Garden
Information
Status Complete
Constructed 1991
Developer Hutchison Whampoa Property Limited (HWP)
Manager Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Technical details
Buildings 12

Whampoa Garden (traditional Chinese: 黃埔花園; simplified Chinese: 黄埔花园; Jyutping: wong4 bou3 faa1 jyun4; pinyin: Huángpǔ Huāyuán) is the largest private housing estate located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was built on the site of the former Whampoa Dockyards by Hutchison Whampoa Property. The urban design of the estate incorporates concepts inspired by the Garden city movement[1] and completed in 1991.

Features[edit]

The estate covers 19 hectares and consists of 12 complexes. Ten are residential/commercial mixed use, with a total of 88 16-storey residential high-rise towers. The other two are solely commercial use.[2] It includes several shopping arcades, two supermarkets, a cinema,[3][4] dozens of restaurants, five primary schools, shops, recreational facilities (mainly sport) and a public transport interchange.[5]

Housing[edit]

There are 10,431 flats,[2] ranging from 351 to 1,110 sq ft. (33 to 103 m²), in the 88 residential towers. The estimated population of the estate is over 40,000.[1]

The Whampoa
黃埔號
Whampoagarden.jpg
The landmark of Whampoa Garden, "The Whampoa" (a ship-shaped shopping centre building)
General information
Status in use
Address Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Town or city Whampoa
Country Hong Kong
Current tenants Metro Radio, AEON department store and supermarket ,a seafood restaurant, Game Station, Spotlight Recreation Club (gym and swimming pool), etc
Opening 1991; 23 years ago (1991)
Client Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Landlord Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Technical details
Structural system reinforced concrete
Floor count 6 (top deck, 2/F, 1/F, Ground, Basement 1, Basement 2)
Website
http://www.whampoaworld.com

Commercial outlets[edit]

Notable commercial outlets include:

The first PARKnSHOP Hong Kong Superstore opened in 1996 in Whampoa Garden[6] Phase 12 with a floor space of 4,200 m². As of 2011, there are over 50 superstores in Hong Kong.

The Whampoa is a 110-metre-long boat-shaped shopping centre building[7] built in the original No 1 Dry Dock,[1] in Whampoa Garden Phase 6. During the 1980s and 1990s, the structure housed a playground on the top and "deck" level, seafood restaurants, a cinema on other floors above ground levels; the department store Yaohan on ground and basement level, and an indoor family theme park (歡樂天地) with an arcade game centre and a roller skating rink on lower basement level. In late 1990s, the department store was overtaken by JUSCO department store.[8] The JUSCO department store was renamed to AEON in 2013, in order to be consistent with the name change adopted by its parents company in Japan.

Demographic[edit]

Apart from the majority Cantonese population that is typical in Hong Kong. Whampoa and its surrounding area also has a significant Japanese immigrant and expatriate population. The area occupies only approximately 0.02% (1.5 km sq) of Hong Kong’s land area, but accounts for 12.7% of the entire Japanese citizen population in Hong Kong, according to the 2011 Hong Kong Census and Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong.[9][10]

Transportation[edit]

Whampoa Garden Public Transport Interchange
MTR
KMB
  • 3B- Tsz Wan Shan (Central) ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 5D- Telford Garden ↺ Whampoa Garden
  • 7B- Lok Fu ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 8A- Whampoa Garden ↺ Star Ferry
  • 8P- Laguna Verde ↺ Star Ferry
  • 12A- Nam Cheong Station ↔ Whampoa Garden
  • 15- Ping Tin ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 30X- Allway Gardens ↔ Whampoa Garden
  • 85C- Ma On Shan Town Centre ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 85S- Yiu On → Hung Hom Ferry
  • 85X- Ma On Shan Town Centre → Hung Hom Ferry
  • 212- Sham Shui Po (Tokin Street) ↔ Whampoa Garden
  • 268B- Long Ping Station ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 269B- Tin Shui Wai Station ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 297- Hang Hau (North) ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
Cross Harbour Tunnel Bus
  • 115- Kowloon City Ferry ↔ Central (Macau Ferry)
  • 115P- Laguna Verde → Central (Macau Ferry)
  • 116- KCP ↔ North Point (Island Place)
  • 116P- Whampoa Garden ↺ Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)
NWFB
  • 796X- Tseung Kwan O Station ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East
Citybus
  • E23- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) ↔ Tsz Wan Shan (South)
  • N23- Tung Chung Station ↔ Tsz Wan Shan (North)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hutchison Whampoa Limited: Property Development
  2. ^ a b Chan, Chi-kau, Johnnie Casire, "Community development and management of private sector housing estates in Hong Kong", University of Hong Kong, August 1995
  3. ^ "GH Whampoa Cinema", cinematreasures.org
  4. ^ GH Whampoa Cinema on Golden Harvest website
  5. ^ List of Indoor Public Transport Interchanges and Bus Termini
  6. ^ PARKnSHOP milestones
  7. ^ Hong Kong Tourism Board: Where to shop > Kowloon
  8. ^ Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa commercial centres website: Shop finder
  9. ^ Whampoa area (G15 – G19) totals 2687 Japanese residents. Specifically, G15 Laguna Verde (910); G16 Whampoa East (249), G17 Whampoa West (364), G18 Hung Hom Bay (453), G19 Hung Hom (711). 2011 Hong Kong Census - District Profiles, Hong Kong Government, 2012, retrieved 2013-9 
  10. ^ “Over 21 000 Japanese citizens resided in Hong Kong in 2011” 5. Japanese Residents and Visitors, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, 2013, retrieved 2013 

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Coordinates: 22°18′14″N 114°11′32″E / 22.3039°N 114.1922°E / 22.3039; 114.1922