2012-10 Welcome to 蘋果日報 readers

Submitted by David on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 09:55

If you're visiting after reading the article in today's 蘋果日報 / Apple Daily, welcome to 古老 / Gwulo!

Here's the link to the main page about Japanese Wartime Tunnels in Hong Kong. If you've heard family stories of local men digging these tunnels, please can you tell them to us?

Here's a link to the animated map showing Hong Kong's development over the years.

Below are the photos from the article. Click any photo to see a more detailed copy, and the story behind the photo. You can also subscribe to Gwulo, so you'll know when each new photo appears - you'll get one or two messages a week.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll join in and share with us what you know about old Hong kong.

Regards, David

1920s Lady in sedan chair
c.1935 Hawker, book stall, rat bin
1906 Ships & buildings showing typhoon damage
1907 Tennis in Hong Kong
1909 Unveiling statues in Statue Square
1910s View of The Peak
1923 Unveiling the Cenotaph
c.1935 Altadena, Barker Road, The Peak
1917. 25th Middlesex Regiment Concert Party
c.1886 View over Central and the Harbour
c.1906 View over Mid-levels and Central to harbour
c.1930 View of Central & Harbour
c.1927 View over Central, Tamar, and harbour
c.1932 View of Central, Sheung Wan & Harbour
1952 View down the Peak Tram line and over Central
1965 View over Central & Harbour from The Peak


Thanks Phil, I wasn't sure what would happen after the interview, but I was very pleased to see it appeared as a full page article in yesterday's paper.

I asked my wife to translate it for me, and only noticed a couple of minor errors: it gives the impression I've written all the 11,000 pages and uploaded all the thousands of photos, but of course many have been written / uploaded by contributors such as yourself. And it mentions 1 million visitors over the last 12 months, when there actually 1 million pageviews but only 132,000 unique visitors.

But overall very positive, and it has brought many new visitors to the site, so my sincere thanks to Apple Daily, and their reporter Linda Lau.

Regards, David