Shatin floating restaurant (1st location) [????-????]

Submitted by David on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:07
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists

The red marker shows the first location of the restaurant, as shown on layer "Map: 1963.2 Aerial Sur" at https://www.hkmaps.hk/viewer.html

Photos that show this Place

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it's quite obvious the restaurant moved around a fair bit. On the 1963 aerial survey it was located at the end of a long board walk attached to the coastline by Lok Lo Ha (i.e. about 1k to the NE of this location).

In the 1960s, the restaurant was between Shatin and Fo Tan train stations  on the Shing Mun river or rather Shatin Hoi (Shatin sea) at that time. In other words near Lung Wah Hotel and Lek Yuen Estate today.

After it closed down, it was moved to mouth of Fo Tan river next to Fo Tan road.  In other words, the above map is not correct for the 1960s and 1970s. It was there only in the 1980s after it closed down.

https://www.facebook.com/theoldhongkong/posts/2584516881574243/

An Arial map shows the restaurant at approximately that location (labelled 1 in picture):

https://gwulo.com/sites/default/files/2022-11/shatianjiuxu-1954nian1979…

The marker is set for the 1963 Lok Lo Ha location as pointed out in the description.

Air view of Shatin around 1975. One can see the floating restaurant off the Lek Yuen estate completed in 1975.

It soon would close down in the 1980s and moved away while the Shatin Sea on the right was reclaimed to become the Shing Mun river.

1975 shatin air view
1975 shatin air view, by simtang

I've added two more markers to the map: https://gwulo.com/node/15307?a=1#14~22.3939~114.2012~Map_by_GovHK-Marke…

The southern marker shows the location of the floating restaurant on map "1973.1 Hong Kong" at https://www.hkmaps.hk/viewer.html, and in the 1975 aerial photo shown above.

The middle marker shows its location on map "1982.1 Aerial Ima" at at https://www.hkmaps.hk/viewer.html