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Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊) is a small square of streets in Central, Hong Kong. The area was dedicated to hawkers before the Second World War, but underwent a renaissance in the mid 1980s. It is now a most popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking and dining.

Lan Kwai Fong as as area is defined by D'Aguilar Street and the smaller lane, Lan Kwai Fong, an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane. Both streets turn 90 degrees to form a rectangle. From the west side of the rectangle, Wo On Lane extends to host several more spots for drinks and food. The area arguably extends to Wellington Street and Wyndham Street, through to the Hong Kong Fringe Club. It is also home to a small number of art galleries.

In 1992, 21 people were killed in the crush of huge crowds of people celebrating in Lan Kwai Fong on New Year's Eve. The location (narrow streets and a sloped gradient), poor police planning and bad weather all contributed to this disaster.

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