Yau Ma Tei Police Station
Last revision: 28 Nov at 12:15 2018 UTC
Yau Ma Tei Police Station (Chinese: 油麻地警署; Jyutping: jau4 maa4 dei2 ging2 cyu3) is a police station in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Its buildings at No. 627 Canton Road, at the junction of Public Square Street, were erected in 1922 after relocation from the junction of Public Square Street and Shanghai Street.
The station closed on 22 May 2016 (except for the reporting centre, which will remain open to the public). A new station of the same name opened on that date at No. 3 Yau Cheung Road.
The Yau Ma Tei Police Station is the location of a scene of the 2001 film Rush Hour 2. However, because the scene called for an explosion, the real filming had to be done in a movie studio, where wires and other special effects could be Used.
The station was also featured in the 2007 TVB programme On the First Beat. It was used multiple times for shots of the canteen, locker rooms, and other locations.
In Hong Kong people’s minds, the Yau Ma Tei Police Station is a landmark in Yau Ma Tei.
Yau Ma Tei Police Station by tommywan622