Yearly Archives: 2019

Miniature fire trucks and ambulances

Hong Kong is a big city. With fire and ambulance stations like any other city. Fire trucks. And ambulances. But the streets of Hong Kong’s outlying islands are far narrower. So they use miniature fire trucks. And ambulances – but […]

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Inspecting the Tsing Ma Bridge

The Tsing Ma Bridge is the only link between Hong Kong International Airport and the rest of the city – so ensuring that it is kept in tip top shape is critical. The suspensions cables are responsible for carying the […]

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One way tolls on the road to Lantau Island

Hong Kong motorists have to pay tolls to use many roads and bridges, and the Lantau Link that connects the airport, Lantau Island and the urban areas in Hong Kong is no different. But when the road first opened back […]

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Revisited: rail accidents in Hong Kong

My last look at railway accidents in Hong Kong was 2012, but the MTR isn’t making my job easy – they’ve managed to crash two trains so far during 2019. March 2019 at Central On 18 March 2019, a two-train […]

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‘Ghost’ island off the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge

On my most recent visit to Hong Kong I went on a boat trip off Lantau Island, and found something bizarre on the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge – a mysterious looking white building atop an artificial island in the middle of […]

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