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Signal Hill at Tsim Sha Tsui

Signal Hill at Tsim Sha Tsui

Today I would like to share a view of the Signal Hill in Tsim Sha Tsui back in 1928 which was taken by sailors of HMS Suffolk in its mission in Asia. The description below marked "Entering Hong Kong Harbour". But it is easily to guess it is the Signal Hill view from the water.

When we look in detail, we can also see the Holt's Wharf clearly and on the back it is the Peninsula Hotel.

Holt's Wharf 1928-1930
Holt's Wharf 1928-1930, by H.M.S Suffolk

On the right hand side, we can see the tower was scaffolding by adding 4th storey on top of the tower! Down the hill to the coast, there are some train's cart that have been marked "K", "C" and very likely some "R" too.

4th storey being added - Signal Tower
4th storey being added - Signal Tower, by H.M.S Suffolk

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Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, October 31, 1928


Thanks Chris, we've seen the tower before and after the extra storey was added, but this is the first photo I've seen of the work in progress.