|Location||Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong|
|Address||37K Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Developer||Hang Lung Properties|
|Architect||Wong Tung & Partners|
|Total retail floor area||45,000 m2
77,700 m2 GFA
|No. of floors||9 floors of retail
5 basement floors (service)
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 decoration inside does not change a lot since it was opened in 1994, except the food court. It shows the very great of characteristics which contains a lot of cheap goods.
The ninth floor features Sky Fantasia (奇趣天地), a children's entertainment centre, as well as an indoor roller coaster, the Sky Train (天龍過山車),. 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. The eighth floor features an ice skating rink, the Sky Rink (飛龍冰上樂園), and a food court.
However, the mall has some negative comments given by the customers, such as the lack of save facilities, the very narrow corridor, the high frequency of criminals, etc.
Anchors and retailers
- AKB48 official store 
- City Chain
- Fortress World
- Pizza Hut
- Ajisen Ramen
- Pokka Cafe'
- Kee Wah Bakery
- Aji Ichiban Co., Ltd
- Bank of China
- Wing Hang Bank
- Circle K
- Wellcome Superstore
- Jumpin Gym USA
- Cafe 360
- 2- So Uk ↔ Star Ferry
- 31B- Shek Lei ↔ Olympic Station
- 36A- Lei Muk Shue ↔ Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street)
- 36B- Lei Muk Shue ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
- 43C- Cheung Hong ↔ Island Harbourview (Rush Time Service)
- 44- Tsing Yi Estate ↔ Mong Kok East Station
- 46- Lai Yiu ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
- 52X- Tuen Mun Town Centre ↔ Mong Kok (Park Avenue)
- 265B- Tin Heng Estate ↔ Mong Kok (Park Avenue)
- 702- Hoi Lai Estate ↺ Kowloon Tong (Festival Walk)
- 702A- Aqua Marine ↔ Pak Tin
- 117- Sham Shui Po (Yen Chow Street) ↔ Happy Valley (Lower)
- 10A- Nam Cheong Station ↔ Festival Walk
- 10M- Nam Cheong Station ↔ Festival Walk
- 45B- Sham Shui Po (Ki Lung Street) ↺ So Uk Estate
- 45M- Caritas Medical Centre ↔ Sham Shui Po (Ki Lung Street)
- 75- Fu Cheong Estate ↺ Cheung Sha Wan Castle Peak Road
- 75A- Fu Cheong Estate ↺ Guilin Street (Rush Time Service)
- J. Roger Preston Limited: Dragon Centre, Hong Kong
- ETON Properties Ltd.: Introduction
- 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.
- Wong Tung & Partners: Dragon Centre Archived January 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Sky Rink website Archived July 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Sky Train at rcdb.com
- Admin Dragon Centre – A nine-storey shopping complex in Sham Shui Po I Live Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Institute of Architects: Annual Report 2009, "List of Past HKIA Annual Awards" Archived September 24, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- J. Roger Preston Limited: HKIA Certificate of Merit (1994)
- AKB48 official website
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dragon Centre.|
- Dragon Centre website
- Pictures of the roller coaster
- Lui, J.Y.H.; Yau, P.K.F. (1995). "The performance of the deep basement for Dragon Centre". Proceedings of the Seminar on Instrumentation in Geotechnical Engineering. Hong Kong: Geotechnical Division, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. pp. 183–201.