Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon - Sonny Chiba (1977) - Lee Garden, Fanling

Here's a quick post from Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon that I had a bit of trouble trying to identify. The problem was that it was inserted directly before the Bethanie sequence giving the impression that it was in or nearby the Bethanie grounds. By pure coincidence I saw a snippet of an old Cantonese movie and saw the same place and it turns out that it was located in On Lok Village in Fanling. This is the same village that once had the Fanling Babies Home.

The village still exists - it's located quite close to  Fanling East Rail station - but the section containing all the large European-style villas was turned in to a factory estate. I'm not sure how many villas were demolished but just one or two would have been a sad sight to see. The villagers at the time agreed and about 200 of them staged a massive protest to try and prevent the demolition. Sadly it was in vain, although apparently the protest took a serious turn when tear gas was fired and around 20 or so people were arrested. Anyway, its beauty meant it was popular with film and TV companies as a filming location. The only thing I can't find is the exact location of this place and how it relates to the modern layout of the estate.

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  1. The building behind the tower looks familiar: https://www.google.com.hk/maps/place/Ho+Yin+Lodge+浩然廬/@22.4818933,114.1550843,69a,35y,99.13h,49.44t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x340409e10ea31659:0xd9aefd8b68e12bf9!2sOn+Lok+Tsuen!8m2!3d22.494888!4d114.147357!3m4!1s0x340409c4d4888fb3:0x2d97cf52c2410a88!8m2!3d22.4816496!4d114.1559979

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    1. Hi Anon, if you compare the two buildings This one and Ho Yin Lodge) you can see they are similar but not the same. Cheers, Phil

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