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Scale models of Kai Tak Airport

Unfortunately for aviation enthusiasts Kai Tak Airport no longer exists, but it does live on in model form. Photo via ‘The Diecast Flyer’ Donald Gardner from ‘The Diecast Flyer’ has the full story on the model. Hu Chow has created … Continue reading

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Closure of Kai Tak Airport and the transfer to Chek Lap Kok

The closure of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport in 1998 and the overnight switch to the new airport at Chek Lap Kok always intrigued me – how did they manage such a massive move?

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Kai Tak Airport arrival in 1998

My first visit to Hong Kong was in February 1998 – a few months after the territory had been handed back to Mainland China, but while the world renowned Kai Tai Airport was still open to passengers. Here is a YouTube video showing the hair raising approach to the airport. Continue reading

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Hong Kong transport footage from the 1990s

The other week on YouTube I stumbled upon a great collection of Hong Kong transport footage, recorded back in 1993/94 and uploaded by a user going by the name of ‘kamepo‘. We start by looking out the right hand side … Continue reading

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