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Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924- Kowloon Bay

To meet Hong Kong's desperate shortage of housing ( a problem which has never been resolved) the largest reclamation project emabarked upon since Hong Kong's foundation was commenced in Kowloon Bay by the Kai Tak Land Investment Co. , founded in 1912 by Sir Kai Ho-kai ( born as Ho Shan-kai 何栖啟 ) and property developer Au Tack ( 區德

Kaitak-Reclamation-Temporary Railway- Dumping earth fill in Kowloon Bay

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation - Railway Cutting

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924- Kowloon Bay

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924-Nullah.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-24-Piling-for Bridge on Nullah.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

kowloon city 1910 (九龍城1910)

This probably shows the New Kowloon City Road that was cut through the outskirts of Sacred Hill.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Enquiry - Evolution of Kowloon City (Lung Shing)

Kowloon City (especially the currently Lung Shing constituence) has quite a interesting history. I learnt that the area was previously scattered with several villages and later there is a development of the Kowloon Street (a local market); and then a pier that links to it. The Kai Dak reclamation also took several stages to be completed.

 

Execution of Pirates in Kowloon

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1891

1897 Tourist Map of China and Soon to be New Territories

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1897

Taken from the book: The Tourist's Guide to Hong Kong, with short trips to the Mainland of China (1897) by HURLEY, R.C.

 

EIGHT SHORT TRIPS TO THE MAINLAND.

 

INTRODUCTION.

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