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Shan Kwong Rd

Shan Kwong Rd

Photo courtesy of Geoffrey:

[...] As you could see, there are some known locations, especially the one featuring what's currently a school/temple on Shan Kwong Road in Happy Valley. [...]


Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Monday, January 1, 1940


Hi there, That would be the Po Kok Primary School. T

An interesting point about this photo is that not only is the Temple there but the palm trees are still there and located in what is the Jewish Cemetery. I live opposite the school.

From our apartment we have a great view of the gardens at the rear of the temple (Tung Lin Kok Yuen). The gardens are immaculate & are so well looked after but aside from the gardeners there is nobody ever in there. This is obviously a very sacred area, there appears to be a tomb of some sort in the gardens also. I would love to know more about the history & importance of these gardens.

Thanks in advance,