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.

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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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References[edit]

  • 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