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Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom penned this in 1841, following the British takeover of Hong Kong. Possession Point, where the British first raised the Union Jack, was known as Tai Hang Hau, or 'great puddle.' It was accumulating water directly on the island's shoreline. Today, the site is known as Hollywood Road Park. 

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