A view of the service reservoir in Bishop Hill, in the Shek Kip Mei area of Kowloon. The structure featuring Roman-style architecture is believed to have been completed in 1904. Photo: Sam Tsang A view of the service reservoir in Bishop Hill, in the Shek Kip Mei area of Kowloon. The structure featuring Roman-style architecture is believed to have been completed in 1904. Photo: Sam Tsang
A view of the service reservoir in Bishop Hill, in the Shek Kip Mei area of Kowloon. The structure featuring Roman-style architecture is believed to have been completed in 1904. Photo: Sam Tsang
Conservation

Letters | Hong Kong unearths Kowloon’s forgotten past in precious relic of early urbanisation

  • From wells and streams to pumping stations and on to reservoirs and filter beds, the evolution of Kowloon’s waterworks was driven by urbanisation
  • The Bishop Hill reservoir reveals the peninsula’s forgotten past and must be preserved

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A view of the service reservoir in Bishop Hill, in the Shek Kip Mei area of Kowloon. The structure featuring Roman-style architecture is believed to have been completed in 1904. Photo: Sam Tsang A view of the service reservoir in Bishop Hill, in the Shek Kip Mei area of Kowloon. The structure featuring Roman-style architecture is believed to have been completed in 1904. Photo: Sam Tsang
A view of the service reservoir in Bishop Hill, in the Shek Kip Mei area of Kowloon. The structure featuring Roman-style architecture is believed to have been completed in 1904. Photo: Sam Tsang
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