- Quarry Bay
Quarry Bay (zh-t|t=鰂魚涌; literally "Crucian Carp Stream or River" or 石礦灣 / 採石灣) is an area beneath Mount Parker in Eastern District on
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The western portion of the area was also formerly known as Lai Chi (麗池). Traditionally being an industrial and residential area, there is an increased number of commercial buildings in this district over the past 2 decades.
Colonial Hong Kongtimes, the Hakkastonemasons settled in the area after the British arrivalWordie, Jason.  (2002) Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. ISBN 962-2095631] .
The area was a bay where quarried rocks from the hillside for construction or building
roadswere transported by ship. The Chinese name "Tsak Yue Chung" (鰂魚涌) reveals it was a small stream where crucian carp (鰂魚) could be found. The English name was "Arrow Fish Creek".
The original bay has disappeared since
land reclamationhas taken place, and is about 700m from the current coastline. The eastern part of the Quarry Bay, namely "Quarry Point", was largely owned by Swireand thus many places and facilities are named after the company's Chinese name, Taikoo. The river originally flowed into the bay, however it was shut off from the sea with the construction of the Tai Koo Reservoirto supply fresh water to the Taikoo Dockyard, the Taikoo Sugar factory at Tong Chong Street(糖廠街), and later the Swire Coca-Colafactory at Greig Road(基利路) and Yau Man Street(佑民街). The upper course of the river was converted into a cement-paved catchwater, and the lower course is the present-day Quarry Bay Street(鰂魚涌街), with the original estuarynear the Quarry Bay Street - King's Roadjunction.
In the mid-
1980s, the hillside was converted into Kornhillapartment buildings, the reservoir into Mount Parker Lodge(康景花園) apartment buildings, and the Dockyard into Taikoo Shing. The Coca-cola factory is now apartment Kornville(康蕙花園), and Taikoo Sugar is now the Taikoo Place, a commercial hub.
Some buildings in the western part of Quarry Bay are named as "North Point something building", although they are across the custom limit of
North Pointat Man Hong Street / Healthy Street West.
Harbour Plaza North Point
Kornhill, Kornvilleand Kornhill Gardens
Nam Fung Sun Chuen
Model Housing Estate
Healthy Village Estate
Yick Fat Building
Wah Shun Garden
A few industrial buildings exist in the areas of Shipyard Lane.
Taikoo Place- including Devon House, Dorset House (PCCW Tower), Warwick House, Cornwall House, Somerset house, Lincoln House, Oxford House and Cambridge House.
*1063, King's Road
*Manulife Century Plaza
One Island East- a commercial supertall currently under construction in Taikoo Place.
Parks and Recreational Facilities
Quarry Bay Park
Quarry Bay Municipal Services Building- with indoor playground and a public library managed by LSCD
*Greig Road Sitting-out Area
*Tai Tam Country Park Quarry Bay Extension
Shanghai Alumni Primary School
Tai Koo Primary School
Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School
North Point Government Primary School
Delia School of Canada
Chinese Methodist School North Point
*Delia School Canada
**MTR Quarry Bay Station: Tseung Kwan O Line and Island Line
**MTR Tai Koo Station: Island Line
*KMB (serves only cross-harbour routes)
Minibuses:*to Kornhill, Cyberport, North Point, Shau Kei Wan, Kennedy Town, etc.:*includes 32, 32A, 33 etc
Major roads and expressways
Island Eastern Corridor
Eastern Harbour Crossing
Tsat Tsz Mui Road
Pak Fuk Road
Hong Kong Country Parks & Special Areas
centre = Eastern District
north = (
Wan Chai District
location = Tin Hau
| Fortress Hill | North Point | Braemar Hill |Quarry Bay | Sai Wan Ho | Shau Kei Wan | A Kung Ngam | Chai Wan | Siu Sai Wan
south = Southern District
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