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Tonnochy Road

Tonnochy Road (Chinese :杜老誌道) is a street in Wan Chai on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. [1] It runs from Hennessy Road, across Lockhart Road, Jaffe Road, Gloucester Road, to Hung Hing Road near Victoria Harbour. The wide Gloucester Road divides Tonnochy Road into a north and a south sections. Gloucester Road has a flyover to turn into the road at the north.

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Wan Chai metropolitan area in Hong Kong

Wan Chai is a metropolitan area situated at the western part of the Wan Chai District on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. Its other boundaries are Canal Road to the east, Arsenal Street to the west and Bowen Road to the south. The area north of Gloucester Road is often referred to as Wan Chai North.

Hong Kong Island second largest island in Hong Kong

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Major building

Wan Chai Sports Ground is located at the road in Wan Chai North. Tonnochy Night Club on the road was a historical night club in Hong Kong.

Wan Chai Sports Ground

Wan Chai Sports Ground is a stadium in Wan Chai North, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, with a seating capacity of 2,401. It is a government-run sports ground primarily used by local schools for sports days and other athletic activities. Situated by the Victoria Harbour, it is at a convenient location next to Hong Kong's Central business district, Wan Chai, and the shopping district of Causeway Bay.


The reclamation of 1922 extended the shore of Wai Chai moved north to present-day Gloucester Road. Upon completion in 1928, Tonnochy Road was one of new roads on the reclamation. It was named after Malcolm Struan Tonnochy, an acting Governor of Hong Kong from 7 to 28 March 1882.

Land reclamation in Hong Kong

The reclamation of land from the ocean has long been used in mountainous Hong Kong to expand the limited supply of usable land with a total of around 60 square kilometres of land created by 1996. The first reclamations can be traced back to the early Western Han Dynasty, when beaches were turned into fields for salt production. Major land reclamation projects have been conducted since the mid-19th century.

Malcolm Struan Tonnochy was an Anglo-Indian colonial major official serving in British India and in Hong Kong. He was acting Governor of Hong Kong in March 1882.

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The Governor of Hong Kong was the representative in Hong Kong of the British Crown from 1843 to 1997. In this capacity, the governor was president of the Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces Overseas Hong Kong. The governor's roles were defined in the Hong Kong Letters Patent and Royal Instructions. Upon the end of British rule and the transfer of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997, most of the civil functions of this office went to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and military functions went to the Commander of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison.

In the 1960s, another reclamation by Hong Kong Government extended the road north to Hung Hing Road.

In fiction

Tonnochy Road (also as Tonnochie and spelled Tonnochi in this version) is an important location in the computer game Deus Ex , where the protagonist gathers clues about recent incidents within Wan Chai District. [2]

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Wan Chai District District in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wan Chai District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. The district is located at the north shore of Hong Kong Island with a population of 167,146 in 2001. The district has the second most educated residents with the highest income, the second lowest population and the third oldest residents, and is also the only district without the presence of public housing estates. It is a relatively affluent district, with one in five persons having liquid assets of more than HKD 1 million.

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Coordinates: 22°16′53″N114°10′37″E / 22.28140°N 114.17705°E / 22.28140; 114.17705

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  1. Andrew Yanne; Gillis Heller (1 May 2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. pp. 54–. ISBN   978-962-209-944-9 . Retrieved 16 October 2010.
  2. "DeusEx Walkthrough: Hong Kong(Part One)".