Situated in the southern part of the Hong Kong Island, the Repulse Bay is just a mere 15 minutes away from the main city. The bay is said to have been used by pirates in the 19th century who have been a major concern for the merchant ships that engaged in trade relations with China. This is the reason behind the origin of the name, as subsequently the British repulsed the pirates giving this place its name. It is also said that HMS Repulse, which had been stationed at the bay for a while gave the bay its name.
Around 1910s, the Repulse Bay was changed into a beautiful beach and it started attracting swimmers. Later on a bus route from Repulse Bay to Central was also built and even to this day it is considered as one of the earliest bus routes in the island. This location was also a strategic point during World War II.
Later on, the beach was expanded and many apartments were also built in the area attracting visitors. There was also the Repulse Bay Hotel, which was here for more than half a century until the 1980s. However modern buildings were built in its place providing eventually. At present it is indeed one of the most expensive housing areas in Hong Kong and it is little wonder considering the amazing views that it provides of the bay, particularly in the evenings when the whole area is lit up. Most of the properties in the area are facing the sea, enjoying wonderful views of the sea.
There are many facilities such as a clubhouse providing facilities for a diverse range of activities, wine shops, lifestyle shops, bookshops, gourmet food shops, a shopping area and many other facilities that will indeed keep you entertained throughout your visit to the bay.
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