LCSD to ring the bell at the Clock Tower in TST on 9th Dec to celebrate its 100th anniversary


2nd December 2021 – (Hong Kong) The bells of the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui will be heard again after 71 years. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Clock Tower. In order to celebrate the event, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will arrange to ring the bell again at 6pm next Thursday (9th).

The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong. It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha TsuiKowloon. It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon station on the Kowloon–Canton Railway. Officially named Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower, it is usually referred to as the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower  for its location.

Built out of red bricks and granite, the Clock Tower peaks at 44 metres, and is topped by a 7-metre lightning rod. The top of the tower can be reached by a wooden staircase located within. The interior of Clock Tower had previously been open for the visit but is currently closed for maintenance. The clock tower is located near Victoria Harbour at the foot of Salisbury Road. Another landmark, the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, is located nearby.

The tower has been listed as a declared monument in Hong Kong since 1990.