Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

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Welcome to Gwulo.com, and over 30,000 pages about old Hong Kong.

If it's your first visit, you might like to use the search box at the top of the page to find what you're looking for, check out the latest old photos, or just scroll down to browse through recent articles.

I hope you'll join in too, and share your questions and knowledge with us. Most pages let you leave a comment, it's easy to upload a photo, and the Forum is waiting for you to post a new message.

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Kind regards,

David

PS 'Gwu lo' is roughly how '古老' sounds in Cantonese. It means 'ancient' or 'old-fashioned'.

New on Gwulo: 2022, week 18

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New on Gwulo: 2022, week 17

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Kowloon

More of Kowloon's industrial sites:
 

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New on Gwulo: 2022, week 16

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  • Memories of:
     
  • Readers are looking for any information about:
     
    • How old is this stone marker near Luk Keng:
      Stone Marker 朱藍山界
      Stone Marker 朱藍山界, by Paul Tsang

       
  • The 'explosion' reported at the West Point gasometer in 1934 wasn't actually an explosion.
     
  • Upgrade update: A slight change of plan - I've finished the core pages for Photos, Places, and People, and had originally planned to open up the new site for feedback when I got this far. I've decided it is better to get the rest of the pages (Organisations, Streets, etc.) working before I open up the new site, then I can concentrate on responding to feedback instead of trying to juggle that with finishing the other pages. I'm currently working on the 'Book / Document', and 'Page(s) from Book / Document', and then will work my way through the other page types until they are all done.
    At the same time I've put in an order to the hosting company to move us to a larger server, so it has enough space to host both the current and the upgraded websites at the same time. The Gwulo website will be offline for several hours during the middle of this week, while the hosting company makes the changes.

 

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Kowloon

LizB has been busy documenting Kowloon's industrial sites. If you can add any photos, facts or memories to these places, please click through to their page and leave a comment there.
 

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People

New on Gwulo: 2022, week 15

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Hong Kong island
 

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New on Gwulo: 2022, week 14

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  • Readers are looking for any information about:
     
  • We're about two thirds of the way through typing up the 1938 Jurors List. If you can spare half an hour, please could you help type up a page?
     
  • Upgrade update: The work on pages for Photos and Places is done, and I'm pleased with how they're looking. This week I'll work on the Person pages, and then enough of the new site will be working to let people start testing it.
    There will be a bit more work before the testing begins though. The upgraded site I'm working on is based on a snapshot of Gwulo.com that is about a year old, so first I'll have to re-run all the migrations again to bring it up to date, and check that doesn't break anything. Then the hosting package I use will need to be upgraded to cope with running both the old and the new sites at the same time. Once that is done, I can upload the upgraded site to the hosting company's server, so you can access it.
     

 

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