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Promenade at Tsim Sha Tsui

From the Star Ferry Pier through to the eastern part of Tsim Sha Tsui East there is a continuous waterfront pedestrian path known as the Promenade.  It's a great walk with fabulous views, and different stretches have various interesting things to see.  Most well know is the section called Avenue of the Stars which has tributes to Hong Kong stars such as Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

It is by far the best place to watch the Symphony of Light daily light show.


Tsim Sha Tsui Tsimshatsui?

In Chinese the district is called 尖沙嘴, which literally means Tip Sand Mouth, and is a reference to the sandy river which once flowed here, long since covered by land reclamation.  The pronunciation is impossible to describe using Roman letters alone, some attempts include Jim Shar Joy and Chim Sa Choi but none are of course accurate, and it is very hard for a non Chinese native to pronounce the words correctly.  Hence the common abriviation into TST - sounded out as "tee-ess-tee".  Everybody in Hong Kong will understand if you say TST.

When it comes to writing you will see Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsimshatsui used equally, both are acceptable.  But not Tsimsha Tsui or Tsim Shatsui, that would be incorrect.  However you say or write it, TST is a fascinating place to be.


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