Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kung Fu Killers - Grant Page (1974) - Wong Tai Sin Estate, Kowloon

During the film, Page decides it would be a good idea to do a zip line stunt from the top of Lion Rock. In preparation for his stunt he has bought a locally made rope and takes it up into the Kowloon hills to work out the kinks in the rope (literally) with a practice. On the way, he drives past Wong Tai Sin Estate on his motorcycle.


Page is driving along Lung Cheung Road with the old (now demolished) buildings of Upper Wong Tai Sin Estate in the background and a rather empty looking background behind him. I've included a Streetview grab of roughly the same view today. According to Wiki, it seems most of the blocks were demolished in the late 90's. Not too long ago in the general scheme of things. Also note the original Pai Lau/Pai Fong (the ornate archway) that has since been replaced by a newer version, although the new one stands in roughly the same spot.

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  1. Could this be a Hong Kong first -- a high-rise building being replaced by a low-rise one??

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    1. hehe, indeed. They haven't made that mistake since. I wonder if it was for fung shui reasons related to the temple?

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