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History Matters
  • Trading with China

    Canton (today’s Guangzhou) was formerly the only place that western merchants could do business w..
  • Lamma Island

    Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong, is probably the least known to visitors, yet..
  • A European Conflict in Asia

    S. Francisco Monastery and the Fort/The Victory Monument   In the seventeenth centur..
  • The Anglican Cathedral

    The rear view facing Garden Road | Courtesy of Richard Garrett     Hong Kon..
  • Sending Money to Hell

    A man's essentials including a Hell Bank credit card.   An old Chinese custom is to ..
  • An Enduring Mansion

    Johnston's House, the front view with balconies ca. 1842 | Courtesy of Wattis Fine Art  ..
  • Cheung Chau

    Junks and sampans in the bay. Courtesy of Richard Garrett.   The Hong Kong Spec..
  • Sam Tung Uk

    Aerial view of Sam Tung Uk.   An 18th century Hakka village in the heart of a new to..
  • Study to Succeed

    The front of the Chik Kwai study hall, Yuen Long | Courtesy of Richard Garrett   &nb..
  • Tai O Fishing Village

    Fishermen’s houses on stilts at the water’s edge. Courtesy of Valery Garrett   Tai O..
  • Captive Christmas

    Christmas Day 1941 is not one that Hong Kong people want to remember. It was the day that the Bri..
  • The Governor’s Getaway

    The original Mountain Lodge   Hong Kong’s governors have always had a residence in t..
  • Pampered on the Peak

    Richard Garrett looks at the privileged life led by those living on The Peak before the war &..
  • Kom Tong Hall and Sun Yat Sen

    In Hong Kong Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China, is remembered in a museum at Kom Tong H..
  • A Palate for The Peak

    The Peak Hotel. Ca. 1920. Courtesy of Richard Garrett. Initially eating out on The Peak was n..
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