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Old Hong Kong

Throughout its history, Hong Kong has been a place of ever-changing contours and skylines as well as home to a great variety of people. Here we present columns, photo galleries and stories about people who've lived in and helped shape Hong Kong, buildings preserved and long vanished, historical events, the city's changing culture and how the past shapes the present.

The Choi Hung Estate. Photo: Felix Wong

Stories behind Hong Kong districts: Ngau Chi Wan and Choi Hung

Ngau Chi Wan is more than 200 years old and was a rural village along a mountain stream. In the early 1960s, Choi Hung, the first permanent public housing estate, was built. Later, half of the village was razed for an MTR station