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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.


‘Ain’t nobody got time for that’: CY Leung ridiculed for lunchtime harbour swimming idea

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been ridiculed by netizens for suggesting that office workers in Central could go for a swim in the harbour if a harbourfront swimming area was set up near International Finance Centre (IFC).

Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards Union spokesperson Kwok Chiu-kit mocked Leung for his “lack of common sense” as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has warned people not to swim with a full stomach, reported Apple Daily.

離地CY叫人午飯後游水 救生員鬧冇常識「實嘔到一海都係」〈阿媽教落食飽飯就唔好游 〉Lunch time有啖安樂茶飯食已經好好,邊個得閒同你食完飯再去游水……【隔牆有耳:離地CY叫人午飯後游水救生員鬧冇常識「實嘔到一海都係」】http://bit.ly/1SywkGR ←足本版【康文署一般水上安全守則】http://bit.ly/1OZpMtO

Posted by 蘋果日報 on Tuesday, 8 March 2016