Telegraph Bay [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Telegraph Bay [????- ]

This was where several of the international telegraph cables landed on Hong Kong Island, giving it its name. The bay has since been reclaimed, and now houses the Cyberport development.

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I appeal to the collective knowledge of clan Gwulo:

Can anyone confirm that the undersea telegraph cable that ran from Hong Kong to Saigon and Singapore during the war years came ashore at Telegraph Bay?  I assume this was the case, but I would like to know for certain.

Also, I assume the cable was laid before the war.  True?  And if so, by what firm?


--Steve B.

The 1952 map above,, shows Singapore as one of the destinations, which I guess was also the case in the war years. (Confirmed, the "Map 1945" at shows the same labels.)

Not sure of the company though. Oh, a quick Google search shows we have the answer!

Regards, David