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Christmas Lights @ 1881 Heritage(尖沙咀聖誕燈飾), Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HK
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The Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound , constructed in 1884, is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The site is now officially renamed as 1881 Heritage. The 120 years old historical development has been revitalized and transformed into a cultural and shopping landmark in Hong Kong.

1881 Heritage前身為香港水警總部,維多利亞式建築物於1884年建成,1994年成為法定古蹟,1996年水警總部遷出,由財團改裝成酒店及名店商場,並改名為1881 Heritage。

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