Map of all Places

Submitted by David on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:10

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Dear David,

I have to say this is a truly remarkable piece of work. My next task is to try and overlay the old lot numbers from 1934 onto the current layout...

Best wishes



Much confusion about the topic, at least on my part, puzzled me for years.

But now I try to come to a very simple fact.

Based on the 1938 map here, there are serveral lines with different direction and each of  their joint  may come with a BS marking. Clearly SOME of them are nothing to do with the European Reservation line.

The only European divisional line is a arrowed line from the St John Hospital. Please look carefully here the short straight line, from this Boundary Stone  towards Nam She Tam's BS, has an arrowhead. It is quite faded off to be seen yet barely visible!! It is shooting all the way to Pak Tso Wan, also known as the Italian Beach, at the other end of this southern CC island.You can see the letters  E----------PEAN--------over the Tai Choi Yeun area on this imaginary line.

The boundary of Houses and Districts reserved for the Europeana were shown here with the broken line of dash-dot-dash-dot type. The largest district with multiple ER Houses was on the western slope between Peak Rd. and the later CC Government School site.

And along the line for ER boundary, of course, you could expect the more BS stones along this line if and only if they were set up in year 1919 for that purpose. I believe there were at least 2 more BS stones between the Peniel Church and the Church of Christ in China, a hillet containing the gigantic Twin Erythrina Trees. And possible more BS stones beyond following the line.

However you still could discover BS stones which are nothing to do with the ER line boundary if and simply if those away from the vicinity of this ER line.


Regards, Tung

In the early days, it's impossible for us to have street maps of HK from the Government, so we had to turn to those non-government published maps, even for academic uses. One popular source was the so-called Sun Sun maps. I suppose the map overlay of Kowloon 1956 here is one of these. Yet, we could not deem these maps as accurate as those from the government.

Here is an example:

On the map, there is King's Park Road, now Wylie Road. But the northern section of this road was not correctly drawn; it ran through the football field of Wah Yan College, Kowloon instead of running parallel with the railroad.

I myself had worked at Wah Yan College for over 30 years. The school moved to the present land lot in 1952 and that section of misplaced "King's Park Road"was indeed the lining of the underground culvert (it still exists) which was originally a stream before the ravine was filled.

Though such maps were quite handy and helpful in the long past, we still have to refer to them with care.

Remembering the teaching from the Primary School teachers of St. Rose of Lima's that the back door of the convent where the nuns were staying, opened up to the "New Territories" of the Kowloon Penisula, treaty not yet neogiated out with the Chinese government, i.e. already the "new" "red" Chinese government not yet established after they won the civil war with the American back Chiang Kai Shek and his armies who fled to Formosa from Schetwan(sp?) up in the inland mountaineous region where Mao recruited many of his Peoples' Army who know nothing about bullets and gun and how a little metal ball could kill a strong kung fu-martial art instructor whose bare skin could stop the penetrations of a sharp Chinese "gun"-stagger fastened on the tip of a long bamboo pole...


Most of the hunghom piers are  at the wrong places and have the wrong timelines. But I can't create my own map with multiple coordinates. Should be something like this:

hunghom to north point (1963-1979) and to Wanchai (1975-1979) (22.30553595337956, 114.18412769196004)
hunghom to Wanchai (1963-1975) and to Central (1975-1988) (22.305414291694746, 114.18408972136399)
hunghom to Central (1965-1967) (22.305300224038486, 114.18398983794332)
hunghom to North point, Wanchai (1979-1988) (22.305200595240184, 114.18391804683125)
hunghom to Central, North point, Wanchai (1988-1991)  (22.305290116823027, 114.18503705226688)
hunghom to north point (1991-now)  (22.30114155250968, 114.19029842699511)
hunghom to central (1991-????) now closed (22.30054111391913, 114.18921248730287)


Yeah! Found the map with the shape of the structure  beofre the X shape highrises apartment complex was built in 1969-1970 or so. You may upload to this site(map), the photo which I uploaded the other day, Aug. 30th 2022 I think...with Mr. Jan and his wife-Look See(i.e. last name Look, no first name for females back in the old days traditional culture...) and their No. 6 child, daughter and Hong Kong University graduate-Mrs. Dora(h) Choy before she became a Mrs. as Miss Dora Cheng or Jan( to follow her father's way to spell the family name whatever the translation system at the British Colony in those days was....) I guess today's equivalence as one of the "National Security Laws" for our last name of Cheng is not spell the PinYin, "New China" way but the old British Crown Colony Hong Kong traditional Chinese way!!!! Mental health counselor, here I come!!!  : )

Hope the 195(6) Kowloon map is saved along with this comment but am glad that I found a map with the old compound built before the war with the Japanese to go with the "family photo" published in a special, 1940 out of print issue of Arizona Highways magazine that I digitally cut and paste out after scanning in the article, I think...forgot how I did it back in 2017 or so, before I have WWW, internet connection from home here half a world away before B.C.C. Hong Kong became Hong Kong S.A.R.!!! It will be nice if I can get compensate on the time spent to preserve history!  :-/

No wondering how long to wait before there will be a view of my contribution with a kind comment if the viewer so desire to leave a "mark" of some sort that a visitation was collected or whatever, possibly robotic data collection software was or being used???



We'll need to update the title and location of the Place pages, then the map will be updated automatically.

Here are the Places tagged pier around Hung Hom:…

If you see one that needs its location and / or years updating, please add a comment to its page with the changes needed, and the sources for those changes, then the page owner can make the update.

I have added my comments there long time ago. It may not be too clear. Let me try again.

The marker in question is:…
Former Hung Hom Ferry Pier (1979) for Hung Hom / North Point service [????-????]
should be
Former second generation Hung Hom Ferry Pier for Hung Hom / North Point service [1963-c.1979] and Hung Hom / Wanchai service (1975-1979)
The North point pier was moved from Gilles road to Whampoa street after the reclamation in 1963.
A news report reported that move:
In 1975, the Hunghom train terminal was opened and the Star Ferry Co. restarted the Central service by borrowing the Hunghom/Wanchai pier from YMT. YMT moved its Wanchai service to this pier. From 1975 on, this pier served both North point and Wanchai.
In 1979, a new pier was opened to replace this pier to serve both North point and Wanchai.

Some markers on this map are sill not correct.

This 1978 map may be helpful for locating all the piers.

1978 map of hunghom piers
1978 map of hunghom piers, by simtang

1. The Former second generation Hung Hom Ferry Pier for Hung Hom / North Point service [1963-1979] and for Hung Hom / Wanchai service [1975-1979]
This link should have the correct information…
It should be along Cheong Hang road on the above map.

2. Hung Hom Ferry Pier for Hung Hom / Wanchai service [1963-1975] and for Hung Hom / Central service [1975-1988]
It was also built in 1963. In 1975, Hunghom train station opened. Star Ferry borrowed this pier from YMT for their Central service. (see link in item 1)
It should be along On Ching Road.

3. Hung Hom Ferry Pier for Hung Hom /  North point and Wanchai (1979-1988)
New pier which replaced 1. (see link in item 1)
It should be at the turn table in the above map

4. Hung Hom Ferry Pier for Hung Hom / central (1965-1967)
It is near 3 but may be a little bit north.