Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City , Hong Kong Phone: 852 2716 9962


Kowloon Walled City  was a  densely populated , largely ungoverned settlement in  New Kowloon ,  Hong Kong . Originally a  Chinese  military  fort , the Walled City became an  enclave  after the  New Territories  were leased to  Britain  in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the  Japanese occupation of Hong Kong  during  World War II . In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 2.6-hectare (0.010 sq mi) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by  Triads  and had high rates of  prostitution ,  gambling , and  drug use .
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