Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yellowthread Street (TV Series) - Bruce Payne (1990) - Aberdeen Marina Club, Aberdeen

An easy one here in the form of the Aberdeen Marina Club located in the Sham Wan area of Aberdeen. This episode - Fan Tan Man - actually visit the place twice, the first trip we see the interior of what looks to be the 2nd floor restaurant (of course it's a lot different now) and one of the circular balconies that are a feature of that floor.

The second time we go back to the AMC, we get to see the tropical pool at the back of the complex. You can see the aforementioned circular balconies at the top of the first picture. I have actually been here quite a few times and can confirm it looks pretty much the same as it did back then. The pool hasn't changed other than having a small water slide added at the back.

Look carefully on the lower picture and you can see part of the Jumbo restaurant in the background. The hillside in the background is part of Ap Lei Chau and has seen a lot of redevelopment over the past few years meaning that today's view from the same location is obscured by lots of new high-rises.

It amazes me how an area that was once, essentially, a floating slum, can be turned around in just a few shorts year so that only millionaires can afford to live there. Such is the craziness of the HK property market.

The AMC is actually operated by the Shangri-La group and should you wish to become a member it will set you back about HK$3.5 million!

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