North Point got its name because of its position on Hong Kong Island. It’s to the east of Causeway Bay and supports a mixture of residential and industrial neighborhoods. Hotels in North Point follow the Island Eastern Corridor (Highway 4) and King’s Road along the bay.
There was a time when North Point was the most densely populated place on earth. Businesses from Shanghai moved here in the 1950s, adding to neighborhood’s success and crowds. With the influx of affluent merchants from Shanghai, North Point was nicknamed ‘Little Shanghai’, and cultural diversity set in.
Today, the crowds have dispersed, but there are still pockets of diversity. Indonesian groceries, Fujian communities and the Consulates of Tanzania and Iceland are onsite. The Fujian population is particularly interesting. They speak Min Nan (Southern Fujian) and have their own distinct traditions. Several Christian churches in North Point host Min-Nan-speaking congregations.
Transportation to Causeway Bay is handled by the MTR Island Line via Fortress Hill MTR station. It’s also possible to cross to the Kowloon Peninsula or other parts of Hong Kong Island via North Point ferry pier. Anyone with a car can easily drive from the hotels in North Point to Kowloon thanks to the Eastern Harbour Crossing.