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The Five Flagpoles, Tsim Sha Tsui(尖沙咀五枝旗杆), Kowloon
Hong Kong

The five flagpoles have a long history in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was once a popular place for gathering as it was easily identified. The poles area just 25.6 square metres, is located in prime site on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, home to five flagpoles that are managed by The Wharf (Holdings). The government in 1965 gave written consent for Wharf to erect, manage and maintain the poles.

尖沙咀五枝旗杆面積僅25.6平方米,是港人一處集體回憶的地方,位於天星碼頭旁,昔日約人在尖沙咀聚會,很多時都會相約在五枝旗杆等。五枝旗竿掛的是九龍倉(集團)的旗幟,1965年港府同意九龍倉興建、管理、維護海運大廈,並將五枝旗杆所在地的管理權都交給九龍倉負責。

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Uploaded: 07/12/2012
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