Wesselingh family archive: dredger "Portugal" in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Reclamation, 1953 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Wesselingh family archive: dredger "Portugal" in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Reclamation, 1953

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Wesselingh family archive: dredger "Portugal" in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Reclamation, 1953

Jan Wesselingh was an employee of Netherlands Harbour Works Co. from Amsterdam, working in Guangzhou (Canton) before WWII and in Hong Kong after WWII. I was brought in contact with two of his sons by Theodor A.R. Strauss, 1988-1993 secretary of Nederlandse Reünisten Vereniging China (NRCV, Dutch Reunists Association China), of which Jan Wesselingh was a member.

Can you recognise the background? There is a typical pagoda on the left.

More narrative will follow.

Courtesy Wesselingh family archives

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1953
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Comments

The white pagoda should be the Tiger Pagoda of the Tiger Balm Garden, Tai Hang.

Many thanks Stanislaus

The reclamation works was for the filling-in of the former typhoon shelter. Today's Victoria Park stands in its place. See here

Many thanks for this information Moddsey!