'Beach Chalets' in Tsuen Wan district
There are at least 4 old buildings - pre-war - on the steps down from Castle Peak Road to Ho Mei Beach in Tsuen Wan district which I can only describe as, at a guess, old beach chalets. I was wondering if anyone knows the background history to these ? You have to take a look to see the curiosity value in them - apologies, no photos this time!
The steps to the beach are next to the Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre - in the old Homi Villa built for the Ruttonjee family and later British Army quarters.
There is a picnic site on a brick edged platform between chalets 1 and 4 ( they are numbered on the outside ) which looks as though it used to be a concrete wartime bunker - not surprising as the view from that location is quite commanding, and is presumably why the marine department Ma Wan control station is nearby, controlling shipping flows around the Tsing Ma bridge.
There is also a similar looking chalet near Lido Beach a little further along in Ting Kau - but this one looks less interesting. Perhaps there were more in this location before the widening of Castle Peak Road.
It's a slightly off-beat subject - but I thought I'd post it on the off-chance someone knows which source material might have the answer ! Thanks !