Fountain of the zoological and botanical gardens [1868- ]
The Fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (HKZBG) is a landmark of the gardens, and of HK with many international tourists visiting the place. I think it is also a terrific witness of the history of water. Let me know if you feel this may be too redundant with the HKZBG gwulo page and would be keen to understand how to make it better.
I am also interested in any additional, historical information anyone can provide.
The new generation of the fountain comes from a desire to renovate its style ( source offered by CK, #thanks!)
The 4th generation of the fountain was created after the water supply department noticed cracks of its water tank hidden under the HKZBG terrace. It seems its multicolor style was advised by a world specialist fountain consultant invited by HK (source)
In 1931, Hong Kong decides to bring fresh water from the continent. A part will be stored under the HKZBG. The two original terraces of the gardens and its original fountain will be removed to form only one terrace with a new fountain 2 years later. The fountain moved a bit north from the middle of the second terrce to the center of the new single one.