The poster for Ferry to Hong Kong, a 1959 film directed by Lewis Gilbert. Photo: Handout The poster for Ferry to Hong Kong, a 1959 film directed by Lewis Gilbert. Photo: Handout
The poster for Ferry to Hong Kong, a 1959 film directed by Lewis Gilbert. Photo: Handout
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Ferry to Hong Kong: the 1959 film about a stateless passenger who spent 10 months aboard the Lee Hong

  • Directed by Lewis Gilbert, the movie tells the real-life tale of Steven Ragan, a drifter who was stuck sailing between Hong Kong and Macau
  • Gilbert later brought another international man of mystery, James Bond, to Hong Kong in You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker

The poster for Ferry to Hong Kong, a 1959 film directed by Lewis Gilbert. Photo: Handout The poster for Ferry to Hong Kong, a 1959 film directed by Lewis Gilbert. Photo: Handout
The poster for Ferry to Hong Kong, a 1959 film directed by Lewis Gilbert. Photo: Handout
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.