Daily Archives: May 29, 2016


HKFP History: The evolution of the Hong Kong skyline

HongWrong presents a brief visual history of how the Hong Kong skyline has developed over the decades.

Pre-1869 painting of Hong Kong harbour

Pre-1869 painting via RGS-IBG image. Photo: E. L. Watling.

1880s – Beginning with a rare shot of the harbour from the 19th century – the same decade in which the Star Ferry became operational.

 Hong Kong harbour

 Hong Kong harbour

1890.

1900s 

 Hong Kong harbour

A quaint postcard from 1906. Photo: gwulo.com.

1910s – The CBD, gradually creeping up The Peak, was then named Victoria City.

 Hong Kong harbour

Photo: gwulo.com.


Video: Behold – the Hong Kong drone beer delivery service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WO1TzJ55qU

For anyone skeptical of the unmanned aerial vehicle trend, one intrepid Hong Kong resident has found a good use for his drone. YouTuber Eli Kallison rigged one to deliver a beer to a friend on a rooftop. “Hong Kong beer delivery service, coming soon to a rooftop near you,” he said.

In 2014, American authorities decided to prohibit beer delivery by drone. It is unclear whether Kallison’s business idea could take off in Hong Kong.

Last year, another drone enthusiast tested chocolate delivery by drone.