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Early 1900s 二十世紀初


Hong Kong experienced rapid development after the war. The Kowloon Peninsula underwent large-scale construction of roads, even building a railway connecting Canton. Hong Kong, an entrepot, gradually developed into an important city in the Far East.


1900 港幣五仙(頭像為維多利亞女皇) Hong Kong Dollar $0.05 (coinage portrait featuring Queen Victoria)

1903 港幣五仙(頭像為英皇愛德華七世) Hong Kong Dollar $0.05 (coinage portrait featuring King Edward VII)

1903 英皇愛德華七世郵票  King Edward VII Stamps

香港此時已經進入愛德華時期,九龍其中一個中上住宅地段京士柏(King’s Park)正是以他來命名 。

Hong Kong had entered the Edwardian era, and King’s Park, one of the prestigious residential areas in Kowloon, was named after him.


1910 九廣鐵路明信片復刻版 Kowloon-Canton Railway postcards. Reproduction. 


On October 1, 1910, the British (HK) section of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (from Kowloon to Lo Wu) was opened, while the whole line was opened on October 5, 1911. From then on, one could take trains to Canton and connect to the Chinese rail network. 

The Kowloon-Canton Railway terminus was once a landmark of HK, and became fully operational by 1916. However, the clock tower wasn't serviceable until 1921. Unfortunately, except for the clock tower, the entire railway station was demolished in 1978, replaced with leisure facilities such as the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Cultural Centre.

1921 英皇佐治五世郵票 King George V Stamps


Several places and institutions in HK are named after King George V, such as the King George V Memorial Parks in HK Island and Kowloon, the King George V School, etc.

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