This is a mock up that they have of an older general store – I think it’s from around the turn of the last century.
And this is the newer counterpart to the general store – likely from the 50’s.
And of course, Hong Kong has always been about food [averagetraveller.com]. This is a mock up of a food and tea house from the 50’s or 60’s with bowls of sweet black sesame dessert soup. As a kid I wouldn’t touch that soup but now it’s one of my favorites!
These boundary markers were used to indicate the boundary between British ruled Hong Kong and China. Originally the boundary was marked by a river, but when the river dried up these markers had to be added.
What Hong Kong Harbour used to look like.
And finally one of my favorite graphics from the museum. This shows the various land reclamation projects in Hong Kong Harbour up to the year 2000. It’s especially cool to see the old Kai Tak airport on the right which used to force full sized jumbo jets to skim right over the tops of buildings to land. I remember being 10 years old and looking at people hanging their laundry on their patios during landing. It’s too bad that I didn’t really become an aviation nut until after this airport closed in 1998. Check out the video below to see some of the craziness!
But if you really want to check out the best video go to http://youtu.be/3PCOcyt7BPI – they won’t let me embed that one.
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