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Everything tagged "golden boy"

Howard Building

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Hing Loon Curio & Jewellry

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Hing Loon Curio and Jewellry [????- ]

Tkachenko's, 3 Hankow Road [????- ]

Thanks to Raymond for confirming the address was 3, Hankow Rd. Would that have been on the South-West corner of the junction with Middle Rd - where the N.E. corner of the YMCA building stands today?

Several other people added notes.

Russian restaurants. IDJ wrote:

Vehicular Ferry Pier, Central [1933-1994]

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Booth makes a couple of references to travelling on the Yau Ma Tei vehicular ferry. The pier at the Hong Kong island end of the route stood roughly where One IFC stands today.

Here's a photo we've been sent of the pier, with the QEII decorations dating it to 1953:

The Peak Tram, upper terminus [1888- ]

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1888 - Opens

Former site of Shatin Dairy Farm Restaurant (aka Shatin Roadhouse) [????- ]

Unfortunately I can't pinpoint an exact location for this place. An email sent to Shatin District council has solicited only vague details, and I can't seem to find anything on the web. According to a very helpful Jadee Bow at the Shatin District Council, they have no exact location because it was probably bulldozed during the development of Shatin town centre and the widening of Tai Po Road. Another council member recalls that it was on Tai Po Road near Lek Yuen and Wo Che (both now turned into Govt housing estates).

Queen's Road West [????- ]

United Services Recreation Club [????- ]

Originally established in 1911 as a social and sporting club for British officers in the HK Garrison. Now turned over to civilians.

Alhambra Theatre [1934-1958]

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For those wondering where the theatre used to be.

Dates from Raymond Lo via Cinema Treasures (click through for more information about the cinema).


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