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View from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Left of the Wanchai Ferry Pier is another, small one. My 2011 tourist map shows "Star Ferry To Tsim Sha Tsui" for both piers.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2005

Fenwick Street [c.1928- ]

Named after

Fleming Road Refuse Pier.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong, Johnston Road, Central Wanchai, VW T1 delivery van, ca. 1956 (original print)

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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong, Johnston Road, Central Wanchai, VW T1 delivery van, ca. 1956 (digitally processed negative)

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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Wanchai, 1970

Text on Flickr:

This is the corner of Lockhart Road and Luard. The 'Lily' Bar is the site of the present-day 'Old China Hand'

By '72, the 'San Diego Bar' had become the 'Butterfly Club-Topless', and the 'United Nightclub' was the 'Mini Club' (also topless). Earlier, in the mid-60s, the 'San Diego' was the 'Honeymoon Bar' (the lower part of the sign with the two hearts was not changed)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

World of Suzie Wong, Ltd.

Date unknown, probably younger than the others, maybe mid-1970's.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1975

World of Suzie Wong, Ltd-Reverse

Quite likely late 1960's. The map shows the Stewart Road Ferry Pier (Wanchai to Yaumati Wharf) that was closed at the end of 1970.

The map is pretty over-simpified, but you surely will find the bar..

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Relax with Suzie Wong

Date unkown, likely late 1960's.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Pussycat Bar, 1979

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979

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