An artist's impression of the cable-car system leading to Lion Rock. Photo: ISD

Lion Rock cable car was to become a major Hong Kong tourist attraction, but it never happened

In 1971, the government approved a proposal to install a cable-car system leading to the 495-metre peak, despite never being realised, the mountain remains popular with hikers and a symbol of Hongkongers’ ‘can-do’ attitude

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An artist's impression of the cable-car system leading to Lion Rock. Photo: ISD
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A mass at St Joseph's Church in 1976.

St Joseph’s Church: ‘testimony to the wealth of Catholicism in Hong Kong’ when it opened in 1968

The church’s contemporary design – including its controversial blue exterior – was said to symbolise the Vatican Council’s ‘new, liberal attitude’

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A mass at St Joseph's Church in 1976.
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