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Kind regards,

David

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

Learning Chinese underground

Next time you’re on the MTR, how about learning Chinese characters from the route map? Ok, learning to read and write Chinese needs several years’ full-time study, but if you can spare a few minutes at least we can give you a good idea of how the characters came about.

Jubilee Battery

This visit to Jubilee battery was to see if the tunnel we’d seen previously was now dry enough to take a look inside. This visit in early March (our previous visit was in May) was much easier, with less undergrowth. Still plenty of red ants though.

On our first visit we could see the tunnel angled to the right for a short distance, before turning left to run perpendicular to the outside wall. This picture is taken from inside the tunnel looking back to the entrance. There are channels cut into both walls at a 45-degree angle – you can see one at the right of this picture, then there is another set nearer to the entrance.

1900's Hong Kong panorama

Photo courtesy of reader 'moddsey'

Hong Kong history on the MTR

If you'll be using the MTR (the local subway/underground railway) while you're in Hong Kong, print this out and get a quick history lesson from the route map that is displayed in each carriage.

Aberdeen

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950
Places shown in this photo: 

Taken from the Aberdeen Praya Road with the floating restaurant in the background.

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