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Old May 7th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #21
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Rather than starting a new thread, I decided to post this here.

I've been looking at old Kai Tak landings on youtube, and I was wondering where they were shot.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me how I can access the checkerboard hill, and also, if anyone has a clue where this was shot:



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Old May 7th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #22
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Yeah, safety is only a major concern when people are overconfident and go out to those places on their own.
I'll probably go with my brother, and a couple family friends who live in Hong Kong, but I might want to go alone, I sure wont be going alone during the night, though, and probably not out to the hiking trails. Are there any developed hills where there might be a good vantage point? (I know there's a hill where a family friend of mine lives in Kowloon Tong, I think it's called Beacon Hill?)

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Wow, fantastic picture! Is that trunk road Waterloo Road ? the one that's on the leftside, and runs diagonal down, from what looks like TST. I can see my old home, plus many of my friends' and family's homes from here!

Anyway, thanks for all your help! I might be heading to HK as soon as this winter... if not then next summer at the latest... (can't wait that long! )
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Old May 7th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #23
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My guess is it's taken from vantage point along ching cheung/ lung cheung road and the checkerboard hill is around kowloon tsai
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #24
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The checkerboard area...barricaded

View from the radar hill...more than a few highrises in Kowloon City/To Kwa Wan nowadays!

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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #25
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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #26
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I'll probably go with my brother, and a couple family friends who live in Hong Kong, but I might want to go alone, I sure wont be going alone during the night, though, and probably not out to the hiking trails. Are there any developed hills where there might be a good vantage point? (I know there's a hill where a family friend of mine lives in Kowloon Tong, I think it's called Beacon Hill?)
I know the place you mean on Beacon Hill, there's a small park on the road the side of the road. The views are quite good, but if you walk down the road about 50 meters there's a pedestrian crossing over the road that gives a better view, and if you climb on top of this crossing you get the best view, just make sure no one is watching!

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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #27
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IMO, Ngong Ping had quite spectacular views on a grand scale, the height & size can be quite humbling
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