Thomson Road, Hong Kong

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Thomson Road (traditional Chinese: 譚臣道; simplified Chinese: 谭臣道; pinyin: Tánchén Dào; Cantonese Yale: taam4 san4 dou6) is a road in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It was named on 30 October 1931 after Alexander MacDonald Thomson, a Colonial Treasurer of Hong Kong from 1899 to 1918.

It has been separated into two sections since Southorn Playground was built in 1932.


The name of road was gazetted in October 1931. Hon. Alexander MacDonald Thomson first appeared in colonial service in 1887 in a lowly capacity. By July 1898, he was Acting Colonial Treasurer and Collector of Stamp Revenue and he stood in for a few months as Acting Colonial Secretary for Sir Henry May in 1909, then twice more in 1910 and 1912. When Thomson retired in 1918, he was Colonial Treasurer. He had a pension of HK$4,200 per annum.

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  • Bloomfield, Frena (1984). Hong Kong's Street Names and Their Origins. Vol.1. Urban Council, Hong Kong. ASIN B000HZIVAE. OCLC 320407030. Archived from the original on 2014-11-07.

Coordinates: 22°16′37″N 114°10′15″E / 22.27707°N 114.17092°E / 22.27707; 114.17092