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EARLY HONG KONG TRANSPORT
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28 Mar 2009 - 05 Jul 2009

This exhibition is one of a series of exhibitions of Hong Kong history held in collaboration with collector Cheng Po Hung. It features some 100 old photographs selected from Cheng's collection. Viewers can have a glimpse of the early development of Hong Kong public transportation over the past hundred years.

Hong Kong, a gateway to Asia, is geographically strategic to some of the major travel routes in the world. The city itself is advanced in its public transportation and thus has open of the best transport systems in the world. It is easy and quick to travel around Hong Kong. Included in this exhibition will be examples of different modes of public transport such as the cross-harbour Star Ferry and the Hong Kong Tram, a fleet of buses, subway trains and taxis. Black-and-white images have been chosen from old postcards to reflect how Hong Kong developed from a sparsely populated fishing village into one of the world's leading centre in Asia.

To coincide with this exhibition, a catalogue written by Cheng, including 300 photographs on the subject, is published.

 

Two Star Ferries and passengers in Victoria Harbour, c.1925.


Sedan chairs arriving at the Peak, c.1952.

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