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Repulse Bay (Chinese: 淺水灣/浅水湾; pinyin: Qianshuiwan, literally Shallow Water Bay) is a famous beach in Hong Kong. It is in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. In 1841, 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 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).