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Saturday, 8 February 2014
North Point - the former Yacht Club and Power Station
Last week I was strolling down Electric Road, North Point on Hong Kong Island looking for the site of the North Point Power Station which came under siege on the night of 18 December 1941, when the Japanese army landed in this area. I came across these old buildings at the junction of Oil Street and Electric Road. I had seen them before but had forgotten their history. Old buildings are something of a rarity in Hong Kong - so I had a look inside.
It's now an arts/design centre. They allow visitors to walk around and had a pamphlet which gave some history of the buildings. They were built in 1908 to house the Hong Kong Yacht Club and in those days before various reclamations they were situated on the harbour front.