Everything tagged: Tai Po

Temporary Government Buildings at Tai Po [1899-1908]

Submitted by Klaus on Tue, 08/17/2021 - 21:21

From Heritage Impact Assessment of Old Tai Po Police Station, page 14 ff.

In early April 1899, the police had erected sheds from mats on Flagstaff Hill (overlooking Tai Po) to act as the temporary police station, and to provide a venue for the formal flag-raising ceremony on the 17th April. These huts were burnt down twice by opposing locals.

Beacon - Tai Po Tau 大步頭墩台 (according to 新安縣誌), early Qing. [????- ]

Submitted by tngan on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 13:01

Location is just a speculation.  It is based upon a present day village called Ying Pun Ha (營盤下)。Ying Pun (營盤) means a military camp and Ha (下) means under/below.  The name of the village literally means "the village below the military camp' in English.  If the beacon was there it would be somewhere along the ridge.