The entrance to an air raid shelter, in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP The entrance to an air raid shelter, in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP
The entrance to an air raid shelter, in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

The role of oral history in Hong Kong’s urban legends often goes unquestioned

  • For a small city, Hong Kong boasts an array of colourful local myths, from wartime tunnels to how its cockatoos came to be
  • Narrated by long-term residents and those in power, these tales can evolve to become received truths

The entrance to an air raid shelter, in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP The entrance to an air raid shelter, in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP
The entrance to an air raid shelter, in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP
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