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Hotel at 1881 Heritage

former Marine Police Headquarters

1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Main building of the "1881 Heritage", originally headquarters of Hong Kong Marine Police, is now home to a hotel and restaurants
1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Ball Tower at 1881 Heritage against the backdrop of the Cultural Center across the street
1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Above: view from a high point at 1881 Heritage

Although now named "1881 Heritage", this former Hong Kong Marine Police Headquarters compound was built in 18841, forty-two years after Hong Kong Island was ceded to the British, and twenty-four years after Kowloon - where it's located - was ceded to the same as a result of the Second Opium War.

It would be interesting to know if opium was consumed back then within those walls. But of course you should not expect to find that there now.

During World War II, the site was used by the occupying Japanese as their Naval base2.


Hotels in the Area

Inter Continental HK Hotel
Located right on the harbor front, it has excellent view of the beautiful HK Island skyline.

Salisbury YMCA Hotel
Located at its prime location of one block from the harbor, it has the view at a lower price than the other harbor-view hotels.

Marco Polo HK Hotel
Situated in the Harbor City mall complex, you can go shopping in your PJ's - almost!

Hullett House Hotel
Refurbished from a historical building, it's now home to fine dining, luxury accommodations, and designer label shopping.
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1 According to the Antiquities and Menuments Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Dept., Hong Kong SAR Government.
2 Ibid.
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