Everything tagged: travel

1960 - apartments and travelling from Canton to Hong Kong

Submitted by RedPanda on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 23:09

Hi everyone! A few questions. How would someone travel from Canton to Hong Kong in the late 50s-early 60s? Which ports in Canton and HK would have been used? My grandma moved to HK in 1961 aged 20. She worked as an accountant at a factory that made leather gloves - any ideas of where abouts this factory would have been?

Also, does anyone have any pictures/experience of living in an apartment at that time, and what were they like? I know most people here are probably white middle class, but I am interested in seeing apartments that the Chinese would have lived in.

My Beautiful Island

Submitted by Chris Potter on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 07:42

Subtitle: "From England to New Zealand via Hong Kong and a War".

Featuring first-hand accounts of -

- Flying from England to Hong Kong in 1938 by Imperial Airways flying boat in 6 days,

- Working for Cyril (Ginger) Rogers of the Chinese Currency Stabilisation Fund,

- Expatriate life in Hong Kong 1938 - 1941 including yachting, climbing, parties,