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Hong Kong (香港) - Kowloon (九龍) - To Kwa Wan (土瓜灣) - Hoi Sham Park (海心公園)

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Hoi Sham Island (海心島), also called To Kwa Wan Island (土瓜灣島), is a former island in Kowloon Bay off the coast at an urban and bay of To Kwa Wan. The island was famous for the Hoi Sham Rock (海心石) and Fishtail Rock (魚尾石), and was believed to be a place of good Feng Shui. A Hoi Sham Temple (海心廟, also 龍母廟) was originally located on the island.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Regal Airport Hotel [1982- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1982-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Address: 30 - 38 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City,

Info 

This hotel was built in 1982 and was connected directly to Hong Kong Kai Tak airport via a long walkway which ran via the airport parking garage (upper & lower left photos). The Five Continents Restaurant (upper right photo) on the 14th floor had spectacular views of the airport and runway; it was reportedly a popular place for off-duty airline crews to dine. Adjacent to the restaurant was the Flying Machine Bar.

Map of Kowloon Peninsula - 1909

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

Map of the Kowloon Peninsular drawn in 1909 by the map publisher J. Bartholomew for the Directory & Chroniovale for China, Japan, Corea , Indo-China etc. etc.

 

 

KOWLOON DIRECTORY 1894

Azevedo, M. D

Kowloon and Victoria Harbour (WW II)

Aerial photograph from 1944 or 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Sham Shui Po 1927

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After the Typhoon,Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, 1927

Part of: Northamptonshire Regiment Collection

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1927

Plaque at the Hau Wong Temple in Kowloon City

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010

Hau Wong Temple on Junction Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2013

Robert EDWARDS [c.1860-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Edwards
Given: 
Robert
Birth
Date: 
c.1860-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Death
Date: 
1885-07-07
Cause of death: 
Cholera

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