Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Die Jungen Tiger von Hongkong - Robert Woods (1969) - Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung

In an interesting edit though, the next scene (following his release from the station) shows him getting into car supposedly opposite the police station, but was in fact filmed a few kilometres down the road back in Kwai Chung. How do I know this? The background makes for some interesting viewing because not only does it show the first completed phase of the Mei Foo estate (Mei Foo San Tsuen) before the rest of Lai Chi Kok bay was reclaimed to support the MTR construction and Lai Chi Kok Park. The building that looks a Chinese temple in the mid-distance is the 1960's version of the Lai Yuen Amusement Park (aka Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park). You can see the same Chinese-style building in this closer picture courtesy of Gwulo.com.

The combined angle on Stonecutter Island, Phase 1 of Mei Foo estate and the amusement park puts us up in the hills around where the current Tai Wo interchange - where Castle Peak Road meets Wa Tai and Wah Yiu Roads. The open view is now gone though because the park closed in 1997 and has since been redeveloped into various high rise residential blocks including the dubiously named "Nob Hill".

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