Kowloon City Stories / History

The building of "Lo Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon"

To understand the development history of Kowloon City, you must visit the “Lo Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon”.

Founded in 1880, “Lo Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon” emerged 20 years after the Kowloon Peninsula was ceded, in the bustling area north of Boundary Street that still belonged to the Qing government. The construction of Lung Tsun Stone Bridge further boosted the area’s prosperity. Local scholars and elders organized charitable activities and set up a public weighing scale in the market. This scale ensured that goods were weighed before transactions, and the fees collected were used entirely for medical assistance, funeral support, and construction of piers. This charitable organization later established the Lo Sin Tong, located on the present Lok Sin Road. During World War II, the Lo Sin Tong suffered severe damage. It was rebuilt in 1957 on Lung Kong Road, and that is the building of “Lo Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon” we see today.

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