- a peninsula in SE China, opposite Hong Kong island: a part of the Hong Kong colony. 3 sq. mi. (7.8 sq. km).
- a seaport on this peninsula.
Also called Jiulong.
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Examples from the Web for kowloon
There are two points of view on Hong Kong hotelling—those that prefer Kowloon and those that prefer Hong Kong Island.
By day you'll be coerced to hike "the Peak" (I like the tram, thank you) for a quiet view of Kowloon.
The station was thronged with people waiting for the Kowloon express.Wanderings in the Orient
Albert M. Reese
Across the harbour lay the British mainland possession, Kowloon, to which we paid an amusing visit.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life
Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
First-, second- and third-class cars are used on the railway line running from Kowloon to Canton.Seven Legs Across the Seas
As they got closer to downtown Kowloon, however, Chinese predominated, with only a sprinkling of what were evidently Englishmen.
He drove them to the Kowloon ferry, but suggested that they take a walla-walla in view of their disreputable appearance.
- a peninsula of SE China, opposite Hong Kong Island: part of the former British colony of Hong Kong. Area: 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
- a port in Hong Kong, on Kowloon Peninsula. Pop: 2 019 533 (2006 est)
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