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Sai Ying Pun is an area in Western District, in the northwestern part of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. It is administratively part of Central and Western District.

In Chinese language, Sai (西) means "west" and Ying Pun (營盤) means "camp", especially military camp. It was where early British military stayed.

 

西營盤位於香港香港島西部的一個住宅區,為香港最早期發展的地區之一。地區行政上,西營盤屬於中西區。西營盤的「營盤」,是軍營的意思。對於指誰的軍營,共有兩個傳說:第一是海盜張保仔的基地,第二是駐港英軍的營地,原因是英軍曾在該地駐防。1841年英軍登陸水坑口之後,便在今水街的山邊設立軍營,駐有八百名印籍士兵。

 

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Taken on April 27, 2012