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Opening Hours of Tsim Sha Tsui attractions

TST is a round-the-clock experience with something happening at every time of the day and night. Business and shops tend to have very long hours, from mid morning through to late in the evening, while restaurants also have very late hours.

Given the status of TST at the centre of the world city that is Hong Kong you'll find that most business are open much longer hours than you may find in other first world countries.

On the other hands Banks, Travel Agencies, Supermarkets and small shops may only open 9 to 6.

Check here for the opening hours of some major destinations:

Opening hours of Star Ferry - 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Opening hours of Hong Kong Space Museum - Weekdays : 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday : 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.  Closed Tuesday, and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.

Tsim Sha Tsui Public Library - Mon-Fri: 10am to 7pm.  Closes at 5pm on Sat/Sun.  Thu closed.  Public Holidays; closes at 1pm.


Tsim Sha Tsui Tsimshatsui?

In Chinese the district is called 尖沙嘴, which literally means Tip Sand Mouth, and is a reference to the sandy river which once flowed here, long since covered by land reclamation.  The pronunciation is impossible to describe using Roman letters alone, some attempts include Jim Shar Joy and Chim Sa Choi but none are of course accurate, and it is very hard for a non Chinese native to pronounce the words correctly.  Hence the common abriviation into TST - sounded out as "tee-ess-tee".  Everybody in Hong Kong will understand if you say TST.

When it comes to writing you will see Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsimshatsui used equally, both are acceptable.  But not Tsimsha Tsui or Tsim Shatsui, that would be incorrect.  However you say or write it, TST is a fascinating place to be.


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