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Kennedy Town is at the western end of Sai Wan on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is part of the Victoria City. It is named after Arthur Edward Kennedy, who was the 7th Governor of Hong Kong from 1872 to 1877.

In the division of District Council of Hong Kong, the area roughly corresponds to the constituency areas of Kennedy Town and Mount Davis and Kwun Lung in the Central and Western District. The neighborhood is primarily Chinese, but a growing number of expats are moving into a number of luxury buildings built along the waterfront.

Kennedy Town is the western part of early development of Victoria City, the capital of colonial Hong Kong. Due to its remoteness from the centre of the city and without mass transit, the town development is not as vigorous as other part of urban Hong Kong. It is expected to change when MTR extends to the area.



Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island is an "Elite School Network" representative.  The District is also concentrate of Senior Government Officials' alma mater and famous institution, i.e. King's College, St. Paul Co-educational College, St. Paul's College, etc. Especially the district is located in POA School Net No. 11, there are many famous Primary School in the district, e.g. St. Paul College Primary School, Central & Western District St. Anthony's School, etc.

Central and Western District is located in POA School Net No. 11 include area Central, The Peak, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town.


St. Paul's College Primary School King's College
Bonham Road Government Primary School St. Paul's Co-educational College
Central & Western District St. Anthony's School St. Paul's College

 Information provided by the Hong Kong Education Bureau


The major transportation in Kennedy Town are buses, minibuses and trams. There are also many bus routes to Wanchai, Central, North Point, Choi Hung, Tsz Wan Shan, etc.

In 2002, the MTRC announced that it would use HK$300 million to construct the West and South Island Lines, provided that the Government would award subsidies towards the project. Some local newspapers' titles said that the "MTR monopolises Hong Kong Island with HK$300 million!" No sooner, in May 2002, the first proposal from the MTRC detailed extensions towards Kennedy Town. However the plan was abruptly brought to a halt due to land reclamation obstacles on the western coast of Hong Kong Island, and cited reasons such as the enormous cost and uncertainties concerning Hong Kong Government's subsidies for the project. However, the current plan for the new lines to the Southern District would require parts of the Western extension in order for it to be completed. As a result, the MTR Corporation is now conducting extensive surveys as well as public forums to gather opinion and suggestions concerning the alignment of the extension and location of the Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town stations for the West Island Line. The West Island line is an extension of the Island Line. Construction of the new West Island line was divided into two phases.

Phase one would begin at the already existing Sheung Wan station. A further two stations, Sai Ying Pun and University would be added to extend the length of the Island Line. University will also serve as an interchange for the South Island Line. Phase two would include an extension to Kennedy Town. The construction of phase two, which will include a depot near Kennedy Town station, is subject to the land availability of the western reclamation.

According implementation options revealed by MTRC in February 2005, the Island Line will be extended to Kennedy Town, and the South Island Line (West part) to University station. This opinion suggests there would be two stations in the areas of Shek Tong Tsui and Sai Ying Pun, between Kennedy Town and Sheung Wan on the West Island Line.

As of June 30, 2005, the MTR Corporation Limited has been given approval to extend the existing Island Line to Kennedy Town, along with two intermediate stations at Sai Ying Pun and University (Shek Tong Tsui). The extension would be approximately 3 km long, making the Island Line the lengthiest urban line (16.1 km) and the one with the most stations (17 stations).

In October 2007, the Government asked the Corporation to proceed with further planning and detailed design of the West Island Line. The proposed scheme was gazetted under the Railways Ordinance. This is an important milestone of the West Island Line Project.

To Central around 8 minutes by mini-bus.

To Tsim Sha Tsui around 20 minutes to get to Tsim Sha Tsui by bus.

To Mongkok around 15 minutes to get to Mong Kok by minibus through Western Harbour Crossing.

To Kwun Tong around 30 minutes to get to Kwun Tong by minibus through Western Harbour Crossing.

To Tseung Wan around 30 to 45 minutes to get to Kwun Tong by minibus through Western Harbour Crossing.