The Urban Council Centenary Garden

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The Urban Council Centenary Garden

The Urban Council Centenary Garden
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The area
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 6 min walk
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 6 min walk
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,247 contributions
Mody Road Garden - Extension of the Urban Council Centenary Garden
Jun 2021
There is a small square shaped urban space squeezed in between Salisbury Road and Mody Road & Empire Centre and Intercontinental Stanford Hotel in TST East. This is the Mody Road Garden, which is basically an extension of the Urban Council Centenary Garden which is divided from this garden by Mody Road.

What is interesting about the Mody Road Garden section is the Cultural Backyard (City Dress Up) configuration of colourful geometric shaped instillations found here. These are fun for the kiddies. As are the three bronze hats that are installed here in the garden. There is a bit of landscaping here and some expected park seats as well.
Written June 13, 2021
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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China3,896 contributions
Feels its age...
Jun 2020 • Business
...in terms of architecture, as a mostly grey space with few natural ‘features’. However, more positively, it is still a well-used communal space which people can enjoy for free, with lots of options for dining (though none I would really recommend that highly) and shopping too.
Written August 5, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,247 contributions
Public Garden in TST East
Aug 2020
This is a two sectioned park just east of Chatham Road bordered by the HK Museum of History and HK Science Museum to the north and Mody Road to the south. It is basically an open plaza and leisure space for those who want to get off the usually busy streets of TST East.

There are a fair number of park benches, a couple of larger trees creating shade as well as a large circular fountain of modest design. The southeastern and larger portion of the garden is surrounded by the Regal Kowloon Hotel and a range of smaller restaurants, bars and other commercial businesses. The northwestern section of the park is more interesting with the curved row of columns and arrow shaped pool with water spouts that you will find there.

In the end, the nearby TST Promenade is a much more enjoyable leisure area, particularly now with the sculpture installations and general landscaping. However, you can never have too much open public space in megacities like Hong Kong so no real complaints with the Urban Council Centenary Garden in TST East.
Written August 3, 2020
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada3,844 contributions
Colourful Night Visit to Tsim Sha Tsui East
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited this area in Tsim Sha Tsui East at night and the buildings surrounding the garden were all lit up in colourful lights and images. There was a large foundation in the middle of the square. Several food outlets and shops were nearby. There were also many benches to sit.
Written April 11, 2019
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,999 contributions
Centre of Tsim Sha Tsui East
Aug 2018 • Family
This somehow sizable urban square marks the core of Tsim Sha Tsui East and is a good place to people-watch. It is also surrouded by major commercial buildings in the area. Surprisingly quiet, it is a unspoiled secret of Hong Kong.
Written August 17, 2018
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,608 contributions
Striking
Jan 2018 • Solo
Stumbled upon this small but impressive garden amongst the high rises. Nearby Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, its worth a wander by
Written February 2, 2018
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sushobhan3216
Pittsburgh, PA206 contributions
Small and beautiful
Aug 2017 • Solo
A quiet place, not yet invaded by tourists like me, in the very heart of Tsin Sha Tsui. Great for simply resting and getting away from the very hot and humid weather of Hong Kong. Right next to the History Museum and the overbridge to the other side of Chatham Rd S. Beautiful and relaxing.
Written August 17, 2017
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Norbi S
Huizhou, China183 contributions
A little green zone to chill out
May 2017 • Solo
A nice park to stop by on a hot and tiring day in Kowloon. There are many benches to sit down and just relax a bit in the trees’ shadow. It is a good escape from the city for a few moments.
Written May 13, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,247 contributions
Public park in Tsim Sha Tsui East
Jun 2016 • Solo
The Urban Council Centenary Garden is two-section public space east of Chatham Road South and north of Mody Road that offers a bit of a retreat from the narrow streets and rows of hotels, shopping centres and shops in East Tsim Sha Tsui.

This public square was dedicated and opened to the public in 1983 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Urban Council of Hong Kong. The eastern part of the park is a more open layout, traditional public square with a centre fountain pool with benches.

The western section, near Chatham Road South is smaller but more interesting. Here you will find a small curved rows of columns situated in front of an arrow shaped fountain pool with handful of water spouts. The columns were part of the old Kowloon Rail Station. The pool is lined with seating, which can be useful if you've been walking around in TST East and need a seat. There is a row of tall trees surrounding the fountain as well.

Overall, not a park that you will target visiting in Hong Kong. However, it is a convenient and much needed public space in Tsim Sha Tsui East. It is fine to take a break here if you are in the area and need to rest your feet for a few minutes.
Written August 19, 2016
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HKeater
Hong Kong, China30,682 contributions
Can be relaxing
May 2016 • Family
Good peaceful place to rest or wait for friends.

Cool fountain calms you somewhat, but can get a bit hot sitting in the sun.
Written July 12, 2016
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