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Everything tagged "island"


In 1927 a ship called TJILEBOET stranded on a small island called LING TONG.  Does anyone know the current name and preferably be able to show me a map of Hong Kong where the island is located.  Guidance the ship was on her way to Singapore.

Tung Ping Chau island [????- ]


To Kwa Wan Island [????- ]

Reclamation means this isn't an island any more, but its southern shore is still in the sea. It is the only piece of natural shoreline for a considerable distance in either direction.


A Chau island [????- ]

A small island near Luk Keng, and a home for birds:

Egrets, herons flock to island


1990 The small island of Chek lap Kok is the site chosen for Hong Kong's new International Airport

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View from the peak on Wan Chai and Causeway Bay (2000)

December 2000: no progress visible since January. See detail below:

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Unknown estate under construction, 1965

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Hi all, my first post here. Can anyone identify where this photo was taken?

It was uploaded by H. Grobe to the Wikimedia Commons under a free licence with no information attached other than the date, 1965. I've been trying to add the location, but I'm stumped!

I have poked around numerous locations on Google Earth including Aberdeen, Wah Fu/Cyberport, Tuen Mun, island east, Tsing Yi, Sai Kung...but nothing stands out in particular. Made more difficult by the reclamation and the fact that these buildings have likely been redeveloped.

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