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Mei Foo airview 1973

Mei Foo Sun Chuen first to third phase have been finished.

In between, some tanks of the former Mobil Oil Tank Farm seem to have survived.

The long building on the right was the KMB bus depot maintenance and parking depot. Right of it is a small basin, also visible on the photo from 1968. This was reclaimed in the following years. To the very right a bit of the Lai Chi Kok government incinerator is visible.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1973

Shek Kwu Chau [????- ]

Home of the Shek Kwu Chau Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (http://www.sarda.org.hk/eng/index.html). Princess Diana visited the centre twice and a building is named after her.

The island is a restricted area closed to the public. 

Kennedy Town from the air

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1991

Mui Wo Waste Incinerator (2nd generation) [1987-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1987-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

This is the larger incinerator that replaced the first generation incinerator that was further inland. Henri McKerr-Kastan helped locate that one, so I asked if he knew where this one was.

He replied:

I think it was along Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road near the sewage works. There was also a slaughterhouse there.

Then promptly sent a map with the exact location:

Municipal Wastes Incinerators in Hong Kong

Introduction

Municipal wastes were dumped in specially designed areas (tips) over decades. Due to high prices and low availability of land the Government of Hong Kong decided by the end of the 1950’s to investigate the building of municipal waste incinerators. At that time it became evident that the further lifetime of the main tip at Gin Drinkers Bay was limited.

Demolished_stack_Kwai_Chung

Text on Flickr:

Although demolishing chimney stacks by blasting is common in many countries, the stringent requirements has deterred or barred demolition by means of blasting in Hong Kong.

 A tedious method was used whereby slicing sections of the concrete structure and breaking it up bit by bit. It took months to have the complete chimney torn down safely.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

Old_Hong_Kong - demolition of the Lai Chi Kok incinerator

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

Kwai Chung Incineration Plant_2009

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

Chimney_is_cutting_down - demolition of the Kwai Chung old incineration plant

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

Kennedy Town Incinerator's Demolition (3)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

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