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Macdonnell Road
MacDonnell Road, (Chinese: 麥當勞道; Cantonese Yale: mak6 dong1 lou4 dou6, formerly 麥當奴道) is an affluent road in the Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
district in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island, Hong Kong. It is one of the most expensive roads in Central Mid-levels, together with Old Peak Road, Magazine Gap Road, Tregunter Path, Bowen Road, Borett Road and May Road. MacDonnell Road
MacDonnell Road
is named after former Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Governor Richard Graves MacDonnell. Starting from Garden Road, the road runs westward in the Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
and ends in Kennedy Road. The road is where the Office of the Commissioner of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People's Republic of China in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
is located. The Peak Tram
Peak Tram
meets the road near the St
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Canton Road
Canton Road
Canton Road
is a major road in Hong Kong, linking the former west reclamation shore in Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei
Yau Ma Tei
and Mong Kok
Mong Kok
on the Kowloon Peninsula. The road runs mostly parallel and west to Nathan Road. It starts from the junction with Salisbury Road in the south and ends in the north at the junction with Lai Chi Kok Road
Lai Chi Kok Road
in the Prince Edward area
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Peak Tram
The Peak Tram
Peak Tram
(Chinese: 山頂纜車; Cantonese Yale: Sāandéng Laahmchē) is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island. Running from Garden Road Admiralty to Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
via the Mid-Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong. The Peak Tram
Peak Tram
is owned and operated by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), the owner of Hong Kong's famous Peninsula Hotel along with many other properties. The line, along with HSH's Peak Tower
Peak Tower
leisure complex at the line's summit, is promoted using the brand The Peak.[1][2]Contents1 Route 2 History 3 Statistics 4 No
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Traditional Chinese Characters
Traditional Chinese characters
Chinese characters
(traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin: Zhèngtǐzì/Fántǐzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
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Central And Western District
The Central and Western District
Central and Western District
(Chinese: 中西區; Cantonese
Cantonese
Yale: Jūngsāi Kēui) located on northern part of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
is one of the 18 administrative districts of Hong Kong. It had a population of 251,519 in 2011. The district has the most educated residents with the second highest income and the third lowest population due to its relatively small size. Central is the central business district and the core urban area of Hong Kong
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Davis Street, Hong Kong
Sir John Francis Davis, 1st Baronet
Baronet
KCB (Chinese: 戴維斯; Sidney Lau: Daai3 Wai4 Si1) (16 July 1795 – 13 November 1890) was a British diplomat and sinologist who served as second Governor of Hong Kong from 1844 to 1848.Contents1 Background 2 Early career 3 Governor of Hong Kong 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Namesakes 7 Works 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksBackground[edit] Davis was the eldest son of East India Company
East India Company
(EIC) director and amateur artist Samuel Davis while his mother was Henrietta Boileau, member of a refugee French noble family who had come to England
England
in the early eighteenth century from Languedoc
Languedoc
in the south of France.[1][2] Early career[edit] In 1813, Davis was appointed writer at the East India Company's factory in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, at the time the centre of trade with China
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Public Light Bus
The public light bus or minibus is a public transport service in Hong Kong. It uses minibuses to serve areas that standard Hong Kong
Hong Kong
bus lines cannot reach efficiently. The vehicles are colloquially known by the code-switch Van仔 ( Van
Van
Jái). Minibuses carry a maximum of 19 seated passengers; no standing passengers are allowed. Minibuses typically offer a faster and more efficient transportation solution due to their small size, limited carrying capacity, frequency and diverse range of routes, although they are generally slightly more expensive than standard buses
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Admiralty, Hong Kong
Admiralty is the eastern extension of the central business district (adjacent to, but separate from, Central) on the Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
of Hong Kong. It is located on the eastern end of the Central and Western District, bordered by Wan Chai
Wan Chai
to the east and Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
to the north. The name of Admiralty refers to the former Admiralty Dock
Admiralty Dock
in the area which housed a naval dockyard. The dock was later demolished when land was reclaimed and developed northward as the HMS Tamar naval base. The Chinese name, Kam Chung (金鐘), lit. "Golden Bell", refers to a gold-coloured bell that was used for timekeeping at Wellington Barracks.[1]Contents1 History 2 Features 3 Transport 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The area was developed as a military area by the British military in the 19th century
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Star Ferry
The Star Ferry
Ferry
is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong.[1] Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
and Kowloon. The service is operated by the "Star" Ferry
Ferry
Company, which was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon
Kowloon
Ferry
Ferry
Company, and adopted its present name in 1898. The fleet of twelve ferries operates two routes across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year
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Hong Kong Governor
The Governor of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
was the representative in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
of the British Crown from 1843 to 1997. In this capacity, the governor was president of the Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief
Commander-in-Chief
of the British Forces Overseas Hong Kong. The governor's roles were defined in the Hong Kong Letters Patent and Royal Instructions
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ( listen)), officially the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
metropolitan region, the most populated area in the world
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Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island (Chinese: 香港島; Cantonese
Cantonese
Yale: Hēunggóng dóu) is an island in the southern part of Hong Kong. It has a population of 1,289,500 and its population density is 16,390/km²,[1] as of 2008[update]. The island had a population of about 3,000 inhabitants scattered in a dozen fishing villages when it was occupied by the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the First Opium War. In 1842, the island was formally ceded in perpetuity to the UK under the Treaty of Nanking
Treaty of Nanking
and the City of Victoria was then established on the island by the British Force in honour of Queen Victoria. The Central area on the island is the historical, political and economic centre of Hong Kong
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Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
(Chinese: 半山區; Sidney Lau: boon3 saan1 kui1; literally: "mid mountain area") is an expensive and affluent residential area in the Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island in Hong Kong. It is located halfway up Victoria Peak, directly above Central. Residents are predominantly affluent local and expat professionals. The Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
is bound by Bonham Road, Caine Road, Upper Albert Road, Kennedy Road to the north, and Conduit Road
Conduit Road
to the south. In the west it extends as far as the University of Hong Kong, and in the east to the south of Wan Chai. It is mainly divided into East Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
above Admiralty, Central Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
above Central and Sheung Wan, and West Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels
above Sai Ying Pun
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Yale Romanization Of Cantonese
The Yale romanization of Cantonese
Cantonese
was developed by Gerard P. Kok for his and Parker Po-fei Huang's textbook Speak Cantonese
Cantonese
initially circulated in looseleaf form in 1952[1] but later published in 1958.[2] Unlike the Yale romanization of Mandarin, it is still widely used in books and dictionaries, especially for foreign learners of Cantonese. It shares some similarities with Hanyu Pinyin
Pinyin
in that unvoiced, unaspirated consonants are represented by letters traditionally used in English and most other European languages to represent voiced sounds. For example, [p] is represented as b in Yale, whereas its aspirated counterpart, [pʰ] is represented as p
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