1969 Happy Valley/Causeway Bay | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1969 Happy Valley/Causeway Bay

1969 Happy Valley/Causeway Bay

The Diamaru sign is just about visible by zooming right in directly above the Craigengower Cricket Club's buildings and in line with the upper seawall arm of the typhoon shelter. Presumably the buildings in the bottom of the picture are part of Shiu Fai Terrace. IDJ

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, November 1, 1969


Interesting photo. The big building in the lft foreground is the AIA building at the corner of Stubbs Rd and Queens Rd East

Morsre interestingly is the fact that one can see the chimneys of the old North Point power station which was later dismanelted and reassembled in China on the other side of Deep Bay

Yes, the buildings in the foreground are Shiu Fai Terrace, so this was either taken from Bowen Path, or from Stubbs Road.

I recognize the old HKFC stadium of course, and the Military (Defence Force?) ground, at the western end of Sports Rd. But what I would ilke to know is - what is the large clearing behind the AIA Building being prepared for? Is that Morrison Hill?

Hi there,

Yes, the clearing behind AIA was what's left of the Morrison Hill.  Some construction is going on there but cannot pin point what.  By the left hand side of the AIA Building, you should be able to see part of Mount Paris, the lower car park of Wah Yan College Hong Kong.  

Two school buildings could be seen just left of the AIA Building.  If I'm not mistaken they were from right to left, Tung Wah Group of Hospital Li Chi Ho Primary School (old building) and St. Joseph's Primary School.  The two schools had been seperated by a Wood Road.  I think the building seen right next to AIA Building was the west wing of the old Tang Shiu Kin Hospital.

Best Regards,