Java Road

Java Road

Java Road (Chinese: 渣華道) is a street in North Point on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It runs from the junction of Electric Road and Tin Chong Street in Fortress Hill to meet King's Road in Quarry Bay, near Hong Kong Funeral Home. There is a Java Road Municipal Services Building. In the building, there is a market (from G/F to 1/F), a cooked food centre (2/F), a sports centre with facilities such as 1 basketball court, 3 squash courts, 1 dance room and an American pool room (from 3/F to 5/F).


The road, completed in 1933, is named after the Dutch shipping firm Koninklijke Java-China Paketvaart Lijnen (爪哇輪船公司; known outside the Netherlands as Royal Interocean Lines, RIL) — itself named for the island of Java in Indonesia — which had its operational headquarters there for much of the 20th Century. The company provided sea routes between Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar and elsewhere. The Chinese name of the road was originally 爪哇道.

There was a Java Road Elementary School near the North Point Ferry Pier; it has since closed.

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Coordinates: 22°17′31″N 114°11′54″E / 22.29201°N 114.19823°E / 22.29201; 114.19823

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