Happy Valley Cemetery in Hong Kong is home to many graves that belong to newcomers to the colony who succumbed to tropi­cal diseases. Picture: Antony Dickson
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How surviving tropical disease as a newcomer helped ensure a healthy Hong Kong life

Cemeteries across the region attest to young lives cut short by dysentery, malaria, cholera and other common ailments

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Happy Valley Cemetery in Hong Kong is home to many graves that belong to newcomers to the colony who succumbed to tropi­cal diseases. Picture: Antony Dickson
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