Kai Tak Airport @ Hong Kong
While I was clearing my late mother's many storage boxes,
I found some interesting and forgotten items.
Many were sentimental items and much memories
came flooding back to my head.
I was lil' sad in a way but extremely grateful
that she had given me her best
as any mother would give her child.
Photographed by Laurence Lai
I found this old photo of a plane landing in
the world most famous old Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.
It was so small, yet so busy and deemed dangerous
that only specially trained pilots were allowed to
bring their planes to land that old airport.
The runway was extremely short and flanked by hundreds
of tall buildings and flats around the bustling Kowloon City!
I was very fortunate to have this experience to
witness the scary plane landings 3 times at Kai Tak Airport.
I could see all the crammed flats and their tenants inside
doing their cooking, laundry or just watching TV!!
It was so close as the passing planes blew
gusts of winds onto their hanging laundry!
Now please don't laugh at my nerdy photo
which was taken in Central Hong Kong in 1985.
That was my maiden trip to visit my sister & ex-hubby
when they lived in the Discovery Bay
at Lantau Island. I slept inside their 4 storey townhouse
which overlooked the beautiful ocean at Yi-Keng Wan.
I was trying to be a 1985 Superman!
It was taken outside the newly built Exchange Square
& Connaught Centre in the financial district of Central.
I made another 2 landings at Kai Tak in 1991 and 1997
before it was closed down. So much memories!
Maybe I should also blog about my private visit
into Hong Kong's TVB Studios
at Clearwater Bay!