Dragon Centre

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Dragon Centre
HK Dragon Centre 20070922.JPG
Exterior view
Location Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Address 37K Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening date 1994[1]
Developer Hang Lung Properties
Management Various
Owner Eton Properties[2]
Architect Wong Tung & Partners[3]
Total retail floor area 45,000 m2[1]
77,700 m2 GFA[4]
No. of floors 9 floors of retail
5 basement floors (service)[1]
Website www.dragoncentre.com.hk
Dragon Centre
Traditional Chinese 西九龍中心
Atrium and roller coaster.
A panda mascot at the mall.

Dragon Centre (Chinese: 西九龍中心) is a nine-storey shopping centre in the Sham Shui Po area of Kowloon, Hong Kong; it was the largest in West Kowloon until the Elements opened above the Kowloon MTR station.


Located beside the historic Sham Shui Po Police Station, the centre was built on part of the site of the former Sham Shui Po Camp, a prisoner-of-war camp for Commonwealth forces captured during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, which was also used to house Vietnamese refugees in the late 1970s and 1980s.


The leading tenant is Sincere, a department store. Sunlight shines from the skylight through to the first floor.[3] A bus terminus is located on the ground floor.[1]

The ninth floor features Sky Fantasia (奇趣天地), a children's entertainment centre,[5] as well as an indoor roller coaster, the Sky Train (天龍過山車),.[6] The roller coaster, which hangs from the roof, was the second indoor roller coaster in Hong Kong (the first was located in The Wonderful World of Whimsy in Cityplaza), however it has been closed since the mid-2000s.[7] The eighth floor features an ice skating rink, the Sky Rink (飛龍冰上樂園),[5] and a food court.

The Dragon Centre won the Hong Kong Institute of Architects 1994 Certificate of Merit Award.[8][9]

Anchors and retailers[edit]


The Dragon Centre is served by the Sham Shui Po Station of the MTR.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d J. Roger Preston Limited: Dragon Centre, Hong Kong
  2. ^ ETON Properties Ltd.: Introduction
  3. ^ a b Kwok, Ka-chun, Peter (1995). Remodelling U.C. Complex in Kennedy Town (M Arch thesis). Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong. p. 21. Retrieved Sep 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wong Tung & Partners: Dragon Centre
  5. ^ a b Sky Rink website
  6. ^ Sky Train at rcdb.com
  7. ^ Admin Dragon Centre – A nine-storey shopping complex in Sham Shui Po I Live Hong Kong
  8. ^ Hong Kong Institute of Architects: Annual Report 2009, "List of Past HKIA Annual Awards"
  9. ^ J. Roger Preston Limited: HKIA Certificate of Merit (1994)
  10. ^ AKB48 official website

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Coordinates: 22°19′52″N 114°09′35″E / 22.33111°N 114.15972°E / 22.33111; 114.15972