Hong Kong’s old Clock Tower near the Star Ferry concourse in Tsim Sha Tsui is a declared monument. The tower was taken out of commission in 1975 and has fallen silent since then. This changed last week when the 90-year-old bell was returned after 35 years to the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower. The relocation followed the donation of the bell by the Kowloon Canton Railway Corp. and the Mass Transit Railway Corp. to the city government. The bell was produced in the United Kingdom and began operation in the Clock Tower in 1921 as part of the Tsim Sha Tsui railway terminus. The return of the bell coincides with the 100th anniversary of Kowloon-Canton Railway services. China.org.cn reports that the former Kowloon-Canton Railway was the first rail line in Hong Kong.