CLP’s Hok Un Power Station – immediately post World War Two

IDJ: When Hong Kong was liberated after the surrender of the Japanese, one of the first groups to arrive was “Shield Force.”  This mainly comprised 3,000 Royal Air Force personnel who had been diverted from their expected task of building Pacific island aerodromes to assist the Allied advance towards Japan. Not all RAF personnel in the war were involved in flying […]

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Wing Hong Industrial Building

The SCMP 19th January 2013 mentions a plan to turn the 50-year-old Wing Hong industrial building  in Cheung Sha Wan into a commercial building. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131191/ura-spend-hk17b-renovating-cheung-sha-wan-factory-1960s If you hear of any recent/current HK industrial demolitions, re-use please send them in. This article originally appeared in Newsletter 04

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Kowloon Walled City 1 – manufacturing

If you arrived in Hong Kong after 1994 you will not have seen the Kowloon Walled City. And even if you have lived here all your life or came to Hong Kong before the mid 1990s you may not have been inside this fascinating and densely populated area. It became an enclave after the New Territories was leased to Britain […]

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