In Kai Tak, pilots landing on Runway 13 would make the final approach after an essential turn at the “checkerboard” painted into a hill. Photo: Twitter

Restore famous Hong Kong ‘checkerboard’ as a memorial to old Kai Tak airport

  • The checkerboard was a navigational aid painted onto the side of a hill to help pilots land using the spectacular Runway 13 approach. Restoration would be a fitting memorial to Kai Tak
Topic |   Urban planning

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In Kai Tak, pilots landing on Runway 13 would make the final approach after an essential turn at the “checkerboard” painted into a hill. Photo: Twitter
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The site of the runway at Kai Tak, Hong Kong’s former airport. Photo: Martin Chan

HK$10 billion Kai Tak site attracts six bids as firms say they are positive about Hong Kong housing market

  • Six developers submit tenders for Area 4B Site 1 at Kai Tak
  • Phase 11 of Lohas Park attracts 29 registrations of interest, says MTR Corp
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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The site of the runway at Kai Tak, Hong Kong’s former airport. Photo: Martin Chan
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