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Signal Hill Garden, Hong Kong

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  • I got very anxious climbing this tower because my toddler was at risk of falling through the railings and all for what? A sense of nostalgia maybe, but the view has completely gone. There's a children...  more »
  • This is probably not a place I would go miles out of my way to visit but as I was staying at the nearby Salisbury Hotel (YMCA) I wandered over one morning to check it out. Situated on top of a hill (a...  more »
  • The original USP of Signal Hill was the sight of the beautiful harbor. Now, you can only see some parts of it in between tall buildings. Nonetheless, I enjoy tall buildings, and climbing up the Tower ...  more »
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  • Blackhead Point (Chinese: 黑頭山; literally: "black head hill"), also known as Tai Pau Mai (大包米) indigenously, or by the names Tsim Sha Tsui Point and Signal Hill (訊號山), was a cape before any land reclamation took place in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It remains a small hill near the coast.The Signal Hill Tower (訊號塔) was built in the Edwardian style in 1907 at the top of the hill.Originally three-storey building, the tower stood at 12.8 metres (42 feet) tall, with a red brick facade. Another storey was added to the structure in 1927 for clearer view of the tower from incoming vessels, this heightened it to 18.9 m (62 ft). The windows of the added storey features round windows whereas the original floors have square windows. Prior to the addition,the roof of the building was flat. A dome-shaped roof painted light green was built in replacement. There was a 5.5 m long mast which used to contain the time ball atop the building. The purpose of the tower was to house a time ball apparatus of the Hong Kong Observatory previously located in the nearby Marine Police Headquarters Compound.The apparatus operated in the building from January 1908 to June 1933, dropping once daily from 1908 to 1920, and twice a day from 1920 to 1933. The dropping of the time ball ceased on 30 June 1933 as the building itself was in disrepair, short of staff, and the method used to check the marine chronometers had become obsolete, in comparison with radio-telegraphy and telephony. The Urban Council restored the tower in the 1970s. The building was designated a Grade II historic building in 1981 and was upgraded to a Grade I historic building on December 18, 2009. On 23 October 2015 the tower was also declared a monument.
  • A hidden place in Tsim Sha Tsui with a stunning Victoria Harbour view
  • A decent park. There is steep slope and steps to the top. Many Pokémon players around here.
  • Nice chill place but quite shady. Recommended to go with at least another person. Good view and very romantic with low lighting!
  • Usually a quiet place hidden from the rush of the city.

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