The systematic transcription Kau Lung or Kau-lung was often used in derived place names before World War II, for example Kau-lung Bay instead of Kowloon Bay. Other spellings include Kauloong and Kawloong.
Escalators link Elements directly with the station concourse.
The station was designed by TFP Farrells. During the planning stage, it was called West Kowloon Station (Chinese: 西九龍站).
On 16 September 2000, the new shopping mall "Dickson CyberExpress" (Chinese: 迪生數碼世界) was opened by Dickson Poon. The size was 70,000 square feet (6,500m2) spread over four levels of the station with six shopping areas. However, the mall did not have the expected volume of customers and business was weak. After half a year, the mall shrank its size. The mall management company planned to decrease the level of the mall from 4 levels to 3 levels and to combine some of the shopping areas. Business remained poor due to sparse population near the station and a recession at that time. The mall finally closed its operation in 2005.
An important piece of the puzzle, however, has been the government's ambition to create a second central business district in EastKowloon to ease congestion in the prime business district in Central, where top-grade office space was in short supply.
Five years ago, on the eve of the Lunar New Year, Hong Kong authorities arrested about 50 people when crowds tried to protect street hawkers selling fishballs in the bustling Kowloon neighborhood of Mong Kok. One of the most densely populated business neighborhoods in the world, ...
Pedestrians carry their shopping as they walk in the Sham Shui Po district of Kowloon in Hong Kong on January 27, 2021, one of the international business hub’s poorest districts. (Anthony WALLACE / AFP) ... Before the change, BN(O) passport holders have had only limited rights to visit the UK for up to six months, and not to work or settle ... .
Two men with triad backgrounds were arrested after tailing two business persons in a black Mercedes-Benz at high speed through Repulse BayRoad and Kowloon streets early today. ... Kowloon City PoliceCrimeUnit is looking into the background of the two business persons and the ...
Many Nepalese live in the area and work in Hong Kong’s finance, retail and security businesses. The building, which is in the Yau Ma Tei neighborhood in Kowloon, lacked a sprinkler system and people were trapped in the back of the kitchen, Fire Services Department officer Cheung Kwong-yuen said.
The blaze occurred Sunday night in Yau Ma Tei, a usually bustling area in Kowloon packed with old apartment blocks, shops and businesses ... The paper reported seven of those hospitalized were in critical condition ... Copyright 2020 The Associated Press ... ....