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Ma Tau Kok Road Refuse Boat Pier and Live Stock Landing [1936- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1936-07-01 (Day is approximate)

At the end of Ma Tau Kok Road there are the remains of an old pier.

Looking at the 1952 map, it's the nearest pier to the old cattle depot, so I wonder if it is where cattle deliveries by sea were unloaded? [Update: It was a combined refuse boat pier and livestock landing pier. See comments below.]

Sanitary Dump G.P. [1929-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1929-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

A map from the 1940s (Plate 3-5b, Mapping Hong Kong) shows this pier at the end of Fleming Road. I'm not sure exactly what the 'G.P.' stood for - 'General Pier' perhaps? It's where rubbish was loaded onto barges.

Any ideas what happened to the rubbish after that?

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