Friday, June 29, 2007

Deng Finally In Hong Kong Shopping Mall

China's former leader Deng Xiaoping finally makes it to Hong Kong. His wax statue was unveiled in a shopping mall at Olympian City 2. The real Deng died some months before the handover of Hong Kong, now nearly 10 years ago.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Pre-Handover Hong Kong

Next week it is 10 years since the Hong Kong handover.
This image of Open Day at Tamar, the former location of the British naval headquarters in Hong Kong was taken 5 years before that.

© Kees Metselaar 1992

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Under Threat in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Gage Street is the starting point of a busy market area, and has little in common with the skyscrapers of nearby Central District. Shops teem with fresh produce. Some seem to have almost been here forever.A lot of this is under threat from redevelopment.
Read Patrick Smith in the International Herald Tribune: At risk in Hong Kong: A slice of hawkers' magic.
Also look at my slide show on the BBC website.
The full story in the Correspondent Magazine of the Foreign Correspondents' Club here in Hong Kong.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ting Kau Bridge Hong Kong

In the bus to Tuen Mun.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Monday, June 04, 2007

HK in the Clear

A southern breeze from the South China Sea gives clear skies over Hong Kong for some days now.
Here the Hong Kong Island skyline seen from the Kowloon side.

© Kees Metselaar 3/6/07

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