2022: Welcome to the new Gwulo website

Here you'll find over 47,000 pages about old Hong Kong to explore, including over 30,000 photos. The content is added by a friendly community of people who enjoy sharing what we know about Hong Kong's history, and you are very welcome to join us.

The upgraded version of Gwulo.com went live in August 2022. Though it is mostly complete, there are still some areas that need more work. Please visit the 2022 Gwulo upgrade forum for details of the latest work on the site, and how to report any problems you notice.

What's there to see at Gwulo.com?

Submitted by David on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 15:30

Here's an overview of what there is to see on Gwulo.com.

Articles

You can see a list of popular articles up on top-right corner of this page.

Or you can browse this list of all the articles on Gwulo.com. Each article covers some aspect of Hong Kong's history.

Photos of old Hong Kong

Try the photo map page if you're looking for a photo of a certain area or building.

Love is a many-splendored thing: film locations

Submitted by David on Sat, 07/25/2009 - 17:31

This film is set in Hong Kong, between 1949 and the start of the Korean War in 1950. It was filmed a few years later, and released in 1955.

As the opening credits roll, we're given an aerial view of Hong Kong Harbour. The camera starts above Green Island, then flies east along the harbour-front towards Central.

 

Mysterious marker stone 24 near Wanchai Gap [????- ]

Submitted by David on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 11:40

I saw this one yesterday, but have no idea what it's for.

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If you walk down Aberdeen Reservoir Road from Wan Chai Gap, it's up on the right, just where the Hong Kong Trail branches off from the road.

The left side of the stone has the text '<- 24' engraved, pointing along the Hong Kong trail. The other side has the text '242 ->', pointing along a muddy looking trail that leads off to the right. There are traces of red paint in the engravings.

Can anyone explain what it was for?

How can we record films / movies ?

Submitted by David on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 09:04

After a gentle reminder from Phil, it's time to think about how we'll add films to the catalogue of Hong Kong's history. Here are my ideas - your comments are very welcome.

The idea is that films are a good source of information about old Hong Kong. Initially, because they show old buildings and places that have been demolished.

I can think of three main types of film: