Shek O Bus Terminus
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In the Shek O Bus Terminus, the regulator kiosk is a European styled two-storey building. It is a very rare building style among Hong Kong’s public transport interchange.
The building was completed in 1955 and was used for housing the station masters and staff of China Motor Bus. The property rights of the building were formerly owned by China Motor Bus.
It was designed by a group of architects from Hsin Yieh Architects & Associates, which was founded by renowned architect Su Gin Djih. It is built in a modernist/international modern style.
It is a two-storey utilitarian reinforced concrete frame building with beams and columns supporting the first floor slabs, cantilevered balconies and a single-pitch roof. The open balconies and stairwells provide hollowed-out spaces that create the illusion of a pontoon.
The cantilevered first floor slab and roof give elegance and lightness to the architecture. The emphasis on horizontal lines stems from the popular International Typographic Style, which is thought to have originated at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s.
The artful use of Art Deco on the balcony panels and herringbone vents of the sheltering walls at Shek O Bus Terminus is typical of the 1950s and gives the building an attractive appearance.
In 2013, Shek O Bus Terminus was listed as a Grade II historic building.
190 Shek O Road
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The bus stop is located at the ground floor; the second floor is closed to the public
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Take NWFB Route 9 in Shau Kei Wan to Shek O Bus Stop
Shek O Beach and a number of barbecue areas
You can walk to Shek O Road in Tei Wan Village and take a hike toShek O Peak (Dragon’s Back).
Alternative: you can go in the direction of Cape D’Aguilar, and visit 158 Lighthouse
Swimmers are reminded if there are lifeguards on duty or red flags hoisted