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Then and now: following the old tramway on Hong Kong Island

The changing face of Hong Kong’s streets, as seen through the route of the historic tramway

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 September, 2017, 5:23pm
UPDATED : Friday, 15 September, 2017, 5:42pm

The cityscape of Hong Kong has been dramatically transformed over the years as traditional old buildings have been torn down and new high-rise blocks installed in their place.

SCMP photographer Martin Chan went to key spots along the island’s tramway system to discover the changes to the city.

Johnston Road, Wan Chai. (Old: Facebook; now: Martin Chan)

Tung Tai Street, Shau Kei Wan. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

Hennessy Road near Sogo Department Store, Causeway Bay. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

Methodist Church on Hennessy Road, Wan Chai. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

T ong Shui Road in Tin Hau. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

North Point Tram Terminal. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

A market on Chun Yeung Street in North Point. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

Johnston Road in Wan Chai. (Old: Handout; now: Martin Chan)

Johnston Road in Wan Chai. (Old: SCMP; now: Martin Chan)