Monday, August 3, 2015

Soldier, Soldier - Robson Green (1992) - Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

There's a scene where Tucker's (Robson Green's character) wife, Donna, queues up to catch the bus into Sai Kung. The bus route and sign seem to be in order - because there is a #94 bus that runs between Sai Kung and Wong Shek Pier - but the place she is catching it is way off the mark: Haiphong Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

KMB #94 to Sai Kung?

Haiphong Road is quite easy to recognise due to the shading banyans on the north side of the road (where Rosie Rowell, who plays Donna, is standing) along with the old wall that marks the southern boundary of what was Whitfield Barracks but is now more commonly known as Kowloon Park.

Perhaps the bus sign was a spare that the local production company had lying around? Or perhaps in 1992, the bus did actually go this far? I can't comment on the latter because it is before my time but I suspect the more likely reason is the former.

Anyway, never mind. Here is the modern Streetview grabs for comparison. The white building at the background of the first picture is the Kowloon Centre over on Ashley Road.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure you're right about the sign. I lived in Clearwater Bay for most of my childhood and teenage years, and as far as I can remember, at no point was there any direct public transport from Tsim Sha Tsui to Sai Kung other than a taxi. No matter whether you got the bus, minibus or MTR, at least one change was required in Diamond Hill / Choi Hung / Choi Wan.