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Green Ville Amusement Park.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

China Mail 22 January 1949 refers.

Happy Retreat / Happy Valley Playground (愉園遊樂場) [c.1898-c.1921]

Date Place completed: 
c.1898-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1921-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Found this photo link about the Happy Valley Playground (愉園遊樂場).  Not quite fitting the modern day amusement park per se, but still it was an entertainment establishment of the time.

The time frame was obtained from the photo description.

Former location of Tsing Lung Water World (青龍水上樂園) [????-c.2001]

Date Place demolished: 
c.2001-01-22 (Year is approximate)

Former Kai Tak Amusement Park [1965-1982]

Date Place completed: 
1965-01-31
Date Place demolished: 
c.1982-04-01 (Month is approximate)

They may had the first roller-coaster system installed in Hong Kong there.  Not those fancy lateral-spiral ones like the one in the Ocean Park.  Just the old school simple one.

Information obtained from Wiki.

Sung Dynasty Village, Lai Chi Kok [1979-c.1997]

Date Place completed: 
c.1979-06-01 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1997-03-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The HK memory website says it was opened in June 1979.

It was closed in 1997, and later the Wah Lai Estate was built on this site.

 

Former Tsuen Wan Amusement Park [????- ]

Got this also from page 210 of Mapping Hong Kong, at the Junction of Taxeco Road and Castle Peak Road.  This Amusement Park was once the sister installment of the Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park.

Ocean Park [1977- ]

Date Place completed: 
1977-01-10

PG Farm [????-????]

Does anyone growing up in Hong Kong in the 50's and 60's remember the PG Farm? It was where the lowland part of Ocean Park is now. It had a pond (I think it is the same one that is there now), a strange collection of animals - geese, monkeys, some birds, pony rides, rabbits etc. Some nice gardens etc. Just a wonderful place for young kids.

Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park Monorail

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1989
Places shown in this photo: 

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