The rise and fall of Hong Kong’s Hollywood road – Part 1 of 3: The Rise

VOYAGES-AND-SERVICES-OF-THE-NEMESIS-Hong-Kong-old-map-1843-i257 The rise and fall of Hong Kong's Hollywood road - Part 1 of 3: The Rise

Hong Kong’s famous “antique street” Hollywood Road, was completed in 1844 and was the 2nd road to be built in Hong Kong, after Queens Road Central. These were the very earliest days of the colony, and its role as gateway to the east was only just starting to become established. At that time, Hollywood Road was quite close to the coastline (significantly more so than today, due to reclamation of the harbor) and its near proximity to the shoreline, meant the area was never short of foreign merchants and sailors on their way back to Europe.

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