Reclamation Street

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Street market in the Jordan section of Reclamation Street.
Yaumati Theatre at the corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, in Yau Ma Tei.
Reclamation Street in Mong Kok.

Reclamation Street (Chinese: 新填地街; pinyin: Xīntiándì Jiē; Cantonese Yale: san1 tin4 dei6 gaai1) is a street stretching from Jordan to Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. As its name suggests, it was built on the reclaimed western shore of the Kowloon Peninsula.

Location[edit]

Reclamation Street runs mostly parallel and west to Nathan Road. It starts from the junction with Nanking Street in the south and ends in the north at the junction with Lai Chi Kok Road and Prince Edward Road West in the Prince Edward area. It runs mostly between and parallel to Canton Road and Shanghai Street. The road is interrupted in two locations, and is thus made up of three sections.

Features[edit]

The street is lined with old residential buildings, as well as a wide variety of businesses at the street level. The wholesale Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market and the former Yaumati Theatre are located at the street's junction with Waterloo Road.

Trivia[edit]

The herbalist store Sang Sang (66 Reclamation Street) was visited by the American TV show The Amazing Race 2.

The herbalist store Sang Sang (生生藥行), which is located at house number 66 on this street, was a site of the Detour in the seventh leg of the reality TV show The Amazing Race 2.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Google Maps of Reclamation Street
  • Kinoshita, Hikaru (2001). "Chapter 2: The Street Market as an Urban Facility in Hong Kong". In Miao, Pu. Public places in Asia Pacific cities: current issues and strategies. Springer. pp. 71–86. ISBN 978-0-7923-7083-3.

Coordinates: 22°18′40″N 114°10′09″E / 22.31105°N 114.16930°E / 22.31105; 114.16930