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Lion Rock Tunnel 1976

Second Lion Rock Tunnel under construction, first one operating.

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Work went ahead inside the Lion Rock Tunnel 1965

This should be on the Shatin side.

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Lion Rock Tunnel [1967- ]

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Lion Rock Tunnel is the first major road tunnel in Hong Kong. It was built to connect Kowloon Tong with Sha Tin, an area to become a new town. It was opened on 14 November 1967.

A few years later, as traffic increased, a second tunnel parallel to the west was constructed. It opened for traffic on 18 January 1978.

1914 Jubilee street


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Victoria Road (former Jubilee Road) [1903- ]


Named after: Built to commemorate the 60th year of Queen Victoria's Reign.


The road commences at Kennedy Town and traverses the southern slopes of Mount Davis and the adjoining hills to Aberdeen. opening out en route a portion of the island which has hitherto been practically inaccessible. It is 5 miles long, has a width of 16 feet and is designed as a carriage road. (source)


Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong, 1950, retirement Klimanek

Even though HCHC was taken over by Internatio in 1948, people kept referring to the company as Holland-China Trading Company. This group photo was taken for the occasion of senior manager Philip Harding Klimanek (front row, sixth from the left) leaving the company. Charles Gesner van der Voort can be found front row, first from the left, his wife Nancy third from the left. Phil Beekmeijer and his wife Ans are third row, first and second from the left.

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Jordan Road [c.1895- ]

Named after: Sir John Jordan, the British Minister to China from 1906 to 1920

Details: Jordan Road is about 1,7 km (1,1 miles) long and runs from Ferry Point to Gascoigne Road


The street was built in several phases and renamed later

Gascoigne Road [1904- ]

Named after

William Julius Gascoigne, Commander British Troops in China and Hong Kong from 1898–1903 (source)


Gascoigne Road is a street in Kowloon from Nathan Road to Chatham Road South. It has a length of about one kilometre.


Fenwick Street [c.1928- ]

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View from De Jongh family residence, 2 Chatham Road, Hong Kong, 1930

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

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