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Regal Airport Hotel [1982- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Mon, 05/24/2021 - 23:23

Address: 30 - 38 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City,


This hotel was built in 1982 and was connected directly to Hong Kong Kai Tak airport via a long walkway which ran via the airport parking garage (upper & lower left photos). The Five Continents Restaurant (upper right photo) on the 14th floor had spectacular views of the airport and runway; it was reportedly a popular place for off-duty airline crews to dine. Adjacent to the restaurant was the Flying Machine Bar.

Kai Tak Tunnel (formerly Airport Tunnel) [1982- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:39

From Wikipedia:

Kai Tak Tunnel, formerly known as the Airport Tunnel, is a tunnel in New Kowloon, Hong Kong, which connects the Kowloon Bay and Ma Tau Kok areas by going beneath the former Hong Kong International Airport (Kai Tak Airport). It is part of Route 5.

The tunnel provides a quick link between the two ends of the tunnel, as before the construction of the tunnel vehicles had to detour through Kowloon City to reach the other end. Kai Tak Tunnel is currently managed by Greater Lucky (H.K.) Company Limited.

My only memory with Kai Tak

Submitted by gary.c on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 20:02

Hi guys. I am new to gwulo.com. Nice to meet you all and learn the history about Hong Kong from all of you.

I took the pictures below last year from Kai Tak Airport Photo Exhibition at Mikiki, San Po Kong. Before the Airport’s closure, I was still very little living in Sham Shui Po. Even though I had never been to the Airport, I was amazed by aeroplanes and engine noise flying over my head. The rest of my impression about Kai Tak is from TV dramas and movies.

Do you have special memories or nostalgia with Kai Tak?

Enquiry - Evolution of Kowloon City (Lung Shing)

Submitted by Pang Chor Kiu … on Sun, 09/15/2019 - 08:42

Kowloon City (especially the currently Lung Shing constituence) has quite a interesting history. I learnt that the area was previously scattered with several villages and later there is a development of the Kowloon Street (a local market); and then a pier that links to it. The Kai Dak reclamation also took several stages to be completed.

RAF's arrival in Hong Kong-1945

Submitted by IDJ on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:39

An interesting article starting on page 32 onwards to page 45 of this PDF covering the RAF’s arrival in Hong Kong in 1945

Most of the story has been told in various formats in previously published documents.

One map/diagram shows Ping Shan and Ka Tak far way from where they actually are..


Approaching Kai Tak – View from the cockpit in July 1979

Submitted by Klaus on Sun, 08/21/2016 - 18:26

The following images were taken by Tony Hawes in (most likely) July 1979. They are taken from the cockpit. He wrote me that he wasn’t stationed in Hong Kong, but visited this city twice – in 1963 and 1979. The images are in the order he remembers.

Updated version 2016-08-21

This one is already at the Kowloon Peninsula showing Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estate and the Lai Chi Kok municipal incinerator. Flight direction is south-east.

Jardine's Lookout Tunnel SW slope [????- ]

Submitted by vhhhatc on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:02

This is a tunnel system believed to be built by the Japanese in WWII, i first visited it back in 2004

The Location and Getting There

It is to the south-west from the summit of Jardine's Lookout, next to a footpath which leads down to the two PB JLO1 and JLO2.

To get there i started from the AA site of HKVDC in Wong Ngai Chung Gap and followed the catch water towards JLO2. Took the stairs up JLO2 then continue pass the summer cottage, which passes a small tunnel mentioned here http://gwulo.com/node/2560