Chapter 3 : Sei Hoi Jau Dim
"Sei Hoi Jau Dim" stood at 75 Waterloo Road, by the street number it would seem that this location is now occupied by the Metropark Kowloon Hotel.
"."..across the road was a steep bare dome of a hillside rising about a hundred feet from the street. It contained a deep fissure..."
Although remnants of a hill can still be seen, most of it has been hacked away and built upon.
Other places mentioned in this chapter:
"surrounded by a six-foot chain-link fence on the other side of which was a steep drop to the dusty football field of another school"
- Mount Nicholson (where they stayed in a friends bungalow for a few days before moving to Waterloo Rd)
- The Kowloon vehicular ferry
- Peninsula Hotel gets a mention here when he goes with his mum for afternoon tea
- Hankow Road gets a mention as does a jewelery shop on it, called "Hing Loon Curio and Jewelery", which has been tracked down by Sophia. Now located in the Howard Building on Hankow Road, the original shop was at street level at 30 Hankow Road.
- Star Ferry
- The KCR railway bridge which crosses Waterloo Rd is also mentioned as being 500 yards down the road from the hotel..."beyond which was Mong Kok"
- a large hospital - probably Kwong Wah which was around at the time (1952)
- Nathan Road
- Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple and the area in front:
"crowds flocked there to consult fortune-tellers, necromancers and phrenologists, who had their charts of the human head spread out on the ground"
- Yau Ma Tei typhoon shelter
- 'Lee Chun Kee and Company' at 646 Nathan Road
- Tkachenko's Russian cake shop in TST
- Signal Hill and its signal tower.
- Ho Man Tin squatter area is mentioned (on the top of the dome like hillock mentioned earlier) as is a nearby Islamic cemetery where he found a snake skeleton.