Stanley, Hong Kong

SHORE thing

Only a short hop over the top of Hong Kong Island, or through the Aberdeen Tunnel, Southern district is a world away from suited Central.

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

Stanley camp survivors revisit a place of pain

Daphne Erasmus has been reliving some painful memories.

'You were always hungry, there was never enough food,' recalls Erasmus, who was detained with her parents in the Stanley internment camp after the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong.

'For the families without gardens to grow vegetables it was particularly difficult. Even now I never let any food go to waste.'

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Parts of two historic schools declared monuments

Buildings of the only surviving pre-war government school and a school that was turned into an internment camp during the second world war have been declared monuments.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Hospital chief to meet family of deceased boy

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Forbes deems 'voice of China' has little left to say?

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

EXCLUSIVE lifestyle

With green hills to the back, sandy beaches in front and views across the South China Sea, the southern coast offers some of the most desirable residences in the city. Those who can afford it have been building homes here since colonial times, giving the area a fascinating history to complement its vibrant modern incarnation.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Seventy years have passed since the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong and the last prisoners of war and civilian internees are now in their dotage. Over the decades, many memoirs based on the occupation have been written, although their historical accuracy and general readability have varied widely.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Maritime Museum move approved

The Town Planning Board yesterday approved relocation of the privately owned Maritime Museum from Stanley to pier No 8 in Central. The museum will have to carry out an air-quality assessment to ensure that a planned cafe on the roof will not be affected by emissions from ferries. The museum is now at Murray House in Stanley, but it has to leave those premises by February 2012.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

On the path to history

The beautiful campus, the well-tended lawns, peace in the air and students at their desks - at first glance, St Stephen's College barely recalls its wartime past. But despite sitting on the scenic Stanley Peninsula, the school has a dark past: it was once an internment camp.

23 May 2010 - 12:00am

Sites inaccessible because of location on private or army land

Some newly graded historic military structures stand on private land or inside barracks of the People's Liberation Army, areas that are restricted from public access.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Scenic, ruggedly attractive Stanley, with its collection of historic sites, beaches and coastal scenery, has been a popular sightseeing destination for decades.

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Museum warns time running out for move

The director of the Maritime Museum has warned that time is running out for the government to decide whether to support its proposed move from Stanley to the Star Ferry No8 pier in Central, and provide a multimillion-dollar cash injection.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's important maritime heritage needs a proper showcase

I wish to comment on the financial problems being experienced by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum ('That sinking feeling', August 12), which you say is 'under pressure to move, the repository of our sea heritage is fighting to survive'.

It is no secret that Hong Kong is obsessed with benchmarking itself with New York and London.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

slice of life

From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1945

The following excerpts were taken from the first post-war editions of the combined South China Morning Post and the Hongkong Telegraph, printed by George Wood Giffen for and on behalf of South China Morning Post Ltd at 1-3 Wyndham Street, city of Victoria, in the colony of Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Seas of change

USUally when we hear about Hong Kong's past, we are told that, in the mid-19th century, the city was little more than a few small but thriving fishing villages.

We may also hear about the waterfall at Aberdeen and that the deep harbour was discovered by sailors carrying silk and porcelain to other parts of Asia.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am