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A four-kilometre-long strip of the mainland ceded to Britain in perpetuity in 1860 to add to their offshore island, Kowloon was accordingly developed with gusto and confidence, not least in the still-ongoing land reclamation, which has more than doubled the width of the original peninsula. These days, it's not so clear-cut where Kowloon really ends: the original "border" with the New Territories to the north was Boundary Street, though now Kowloon district runs past here for a further 3km or so. While Hong Kong Island has mountains and beaches to offset the effects of urban claustrophobia, …
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