How Hong Kong Was Made: Iconic Buildings Under Construction. HK’s Boom Years: The Best of Fan Ho. Markets are the cornerstone of Hong Kong ’s history and present day identity, so it's only appropriate that this Hong Kong city tour begins with an exploration of some of the city’s oldest and most unique markets.. David: I arrived in Hong Kong from the UK in 1989, stopping over on the way to Australia. More Vintage Photos of Old Hong Kong. Directly connected to the passenger terminal of Hong Kong International Airport and only a two-minute walk away, the Hotel is also in close proximity to … I enjoy reading about old Hong Kong, and trying to find out more about whatever catches my interest. 香港全紀錄 (卷二) 一九六零年 - 一九九七年 [Illustrated Chronicle of Hong Kong 1960-1997] by 陳昕 has an entry “military aircraft accident at Kai Tak airport happened on … Margaret Thatcher in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong expanded really quickly in the post-war years, so too did the airport. Here’s the thing about Kai Tak, though. Newly Unearthed Photos of 1950s Hong Kong. I'm a happy mapaholic, with old photos coming a close second. Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong has been recognized as the World's Best Airport Hotel by Business Traveller magazine. This month marks the 20 th anniversary of the closing of Hong Kong’s old airport, Kai Tak, a facility famous for the eye brow-raising views it provided passengers as their planes landed or took off amongst the apartment buildings of Kowloon.. The ticket can be purchased at the Customer Service Centre (Airport Ground Transportation Centre) on the price of … The second comprises a round trip between Hong Kong International Airport and Kowloon using any one of the following Cityflyer routes (A21/A22). It is among the last remnants of Hong Kong’s old airport (Kai Tak), which closed on July 6, 1998. HONG KONG — It was perhaps the most spectacular flight approach in the world: amid mountains, seas and frequently tempestuous winds, aircraft nearing Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong … Hedda Morrison’s Hong Kong: Photos from 1942, Beautifully Restored. I stayed here a couple of months before carrying on, but around two years later I came back again and have been here ever since. Kai Tak started as a rural airstrip, then became more like a real airport during the Japanese occupation of WWII. Mainland Refugees Fleeing Famine Rejected by HK. Meryl Yeung, a 29-year-old flight attendant, had just got off a flight and joined the protest.