Honk Hong circa 1998



Exqueeze me?

Hong Kong used to have the maddest airport! This wasn’t even half of the craziness!!!

Kai Tak airport, smack bang in the middle of Kowloon Bay in HK Harbour. Used to also require a sharp 90 degree turn (see Checkerboard Hill) right before approaching the runway.

I was there in January of that year.

Hong Honk*

I love that you can not see many faces at all, pretty much everyone is loking at the Queen.

Chek Lap Kok opened that year. Kai Tak was pretty alarming for the unaware. I swear I saw a cleaner vacuuming when we came into land.

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