A Reminiscene of Hong Kong
Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong City Hall has been the prominent cultural centre in Hong Kong. The old City Hall, which occupied the eastern half of the current site of the HSBC Limited Head Office and the Bank of China Building, was inaugurated in 1869, but its western portion was demolished 1933 and the rest was pulled down in 1947.
Kai Tak Airport
The Kai Tak Airport, located at Kowloon City district, was the first civil airport in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, located on the northern slope of Victoria Peak, were officially found in 1871 as the Botanic Gardens with the first stage opened to the public in 1864.
Hong Kong in World War II
During World War II (1939-1945), Japan started the Pacific War in December 1941. On December 8, 1941, the Japanese launched an assault on Hong Kong.
Water Supply in Hong Kong
The history of water supply in Hong Kong can be traced back to 1851, when the Government set aside funding in its budget for sinking wells to provide water to the public for free. In 1863, Hong Kong's first impounding reservoir was constructed in the Pok Fu Lam valley.
Shek Kip Mei fire
On Christmas Eve 1953, the Shek Kip Mei fire made nearly 6 thousands of residents in the area homeless.
Tuen Ng Festival
Tuen Ng Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month to commemorate an ancient Chinese poet, Qu Yuan.
Yu Lan Festival
Yu Lan, nicked name Hungry Ghost Festival in Hong Kong, took place in the seventh month in the lunar calendar which is linked to the Chinese practice of ancestor worship.
Tai Ping Qing Jiao
"Dajiao", is a Taoist ritual for thanking gods and asking peace and rest in the area.