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    Various shots show a traditional dragon dance before a crowd of people on a paved area near the harbour in Hong Kong. Aerial L/S of skyscrapers around the harbour. We see a jet aeroplane (a Boeing 707) coming in to land at Kai Tak airport; western businessmen get off; packages and two dogs in a cage are unloaded from the hold.

    Two trams are seen passing on a hill leading from mountains to the city. People on ferries travel across the harbour; the Yamahata car ferry pulls into dock and cars drive off. Various shots of the city streets of Hong Kong (in daylight); lots of signs in Chinese hang from the buildings. Several nice market shots; food being cooked and served to customers on the street; people buying vegetables and fruit; goldfish in large silver bowls; a flower stall; a rather bizarre 'facial' is performed on a customer - her grey painted face is twanged with an elastic band!

    L/S of the Hong Kong Hilton Hotel; several other skyscrapers. Beautiful L/Ss of a bay surrounded by mountains as commentator notes the similarity to Monte Carlo. Various beach shots at Repulse Bay; young locals bask on the beach with their transistor radios; western visitors frolic in the sea and stroll about in groovy gingham bikinis.

    Harvest time: people are seen thrashing cut corn; walking barefoot over corn to dry it; watering and ploughing paddy fields; joss sticks are laid out to dry over bamboo canes. In the harbour at Aberdeen, we see several shots of junks and sampans; people transporting produce in small boats; a huge floating seafood restaurant (or fishmongers?); a man selecting an exotic lobster.

    At West Bay we see young people (some in kaftans) having a barbecue on the beach; a man walks over with the lobster and holds it over the fire to cook. Several shots of neon signs advertising nightclubs and bars; the city streets at night.
    Cuts exist - see separate records.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:30:10:00 / 01:36:52:00
    CP 682
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    CP 682
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    Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration
    Archive 68 Air hostess CAMBO2 china possibilities Asia travelogues Hong Kong Chinese dogs Transparent Chinese trad Chinese Trad China Ballet Camping Castle hong kong quirky China Hong Kong 50 Years HSBC 150th & Lion Hong Kong China Boeing 707
    British Pathé Travelogues
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