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Old Fire Hydrant - Junction of Boundary St and Embankment Rd

Old Fire Hydrant - Junction of Boundary St and Embankment Rd
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, September 25, 2009

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this kind of fire hydrants used to be only appeared in Kolwoon in districts like Kln City, To Kwa Wan, Kln Tong. The hydrant has so many outlets are because it is designed for aircraft disasters -  when Kai Tak was still an aipoart, these distrcits are just below the route of decsending aeroplanes and tehrefore prone for air-crash - lucklily we never have the chance to use this.

"this kind of fire hydrants used to be only appeared in Kowloon in districts like Kln City, To Kwa Wan, Kln Tong"

Hi, this isn't strictly true because there is a heavy draw-off hydrant at the corner of Hollywood Road and Lyndhurst Terrace. See here:

http://orientalsweetlips.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/a-heavy-draw-off-hydra...

I would love to know why it is there.

There's another on the island, along Pok Fu Lam Road. Here's a full list and more photos.

David, I hadn't read what you had written earlier (on the other thread).  I guess it answers my query.

Heavy draw-off hydrants also located in the tragic accident prone locations and extremely heavy traffic areas (such as Mong Kok area).

So I assume that Hollywood Rd and Lyndhurst Terrace was/is a bit of an accident blackspot.

Cheers, Phil