Repulse Bay

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Repulse Bay at night

Repulse Bay (Chinese: 淺水灣/浅水湾; pinyin: Qianshuiwan, literally Shallow Water Bay) is a very famous beach in Hong Kong. It is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. In 1841, many pirates captured Repulse Bay and lived there. They stole things from ships frequently. In order to protect the ships, the British Fleet repulsed (attacked) the pirates and their base. Due to this event, it was named as Repulse Bay. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the name of Repulse Bay was changed to Chinese: 綠ヶ濱; pinyin: Shi-hau-wengschi).