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In Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, a building known as Chungking Mansions can be found at 36-44 Nathan Road. Despite the fact that the structure was intended to be residential, it is now filled with numerous independent, low-cost motels, stores, and other businesses. The building's kiosks serve wholesalers sending items to South Asia and Africa in addition to the general public.] Some people have linked the building's peculiar ambience to that of the former Kowloon Walled City.
Guesthouses, curry restaurants, African bistros, apparel boutiques, sari stores, and foreign exchange offices can be found in Chungking Mansions. It frequently serves as a significant hub for gathering for several of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities, mainly South Asians (Indians, Nepalese, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Sri Lankans), people from the Middle East, Nigerians, Europeans, Americans, and many other nationalities. According to CNN's Peter Shadbolt, the facility serves as Hong Kong's "unofficial African district."
When the structure was finished on November 11th, 1961, the majority of the residents were Chinese. After more than 50 years of operation, the complex now houses about 4,000 residents.
This point of interest is part of the tour: HKBU GFHC1045 TST Tour