Submitted by Admin on Tue, 2011-11-08 09:00
Kirstin Moritz lived in Stanley Village from 1977 to 1980. Here she shares her photos and memories of that time.
I typed these memories in 1981 on paper from my husband’s office. We'd left Hongkong and were living in Singapore - I missed Hong Kong daily.
It is now September, 2011. So many years have passed, and the typing is now obscured and messy with revisions, but the scenes below are still clear in my mind.
For more than three years we lived in the market area of Stanley Village, Hong Kong. We were on the sea next to a huge squatter area (the Ma Hang Squatter area, now gone and occupied by fancy apartment buildings, I understand), housing pig and vegetable farmers, market workers and Hong Kong office workers.
Our building was named Sea and Sky Court and we were on the 4th floor looking out over a bay. In front of our window was <Read more ...>