• Short Summary

    TSUN WAN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES OF HONGKONG IS GROWING INTO A MAJOR INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP.?

  • Description

    TSUN WAN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES OF HONGKONG IS GROWING INTO A MAJOR INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP. ITS RAPID DEVELOPMENT WAS RECENTLY THE OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

    SEVERAL ARCHWAYS WERE ERECTED ACROSS ROADS LEADING INTO THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FLATS, BUILT BY THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT TO ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 150,000 PEOPLE. WHILE THE TOWN WAS IN A GAY MOOD, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WERE UNPERTURBED AS THEY WENT ABOUT BUILDING MORE FLATS.

    LESS THAN FIVE YEARS AGO, MUCH OF THE INDUSTRY AND MOST OF THE POPULATION IN TSUN WAN WERE ACCOMMODATED IN TEMPORARY BUILDINGS. TODAY, IT WAS 250 FACTORIES INCLUDING SOME OF THE LARGEST IN THE COLONY, EMPLOYING MORE THAN 35,000 PEOPLE.

    IN THE EVENING, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS FOR A PROCESSION IN WHICH THIRTY FLORAL DECORATED CARS AND FLOATS TOOK PART.

    A GRANDSTAND, CONSTRUCTED FOR THE OCCASION, ACCOMMODATED INVITED GUESTS, INCLUDING THE GOVERNOR OF HONGKONG, SIR DAVID TRENCH, WHO WAS PRESENTED WITH A GIFT FROM A CHINESE GIRL.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CELEBRATION WAS A LION DANCE IN WHICH THE DANCER CLIMBED UP A THIRTY-FOOT POLE TO DISPLAY THE INTRICACIES OF LION DANCING, AND A GROUP OF CHINESE COMEDIANS OF STILTS, WHO DELIGHTED THE CROWD WITH THE TWIST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UIDGRI7KW3L1NV0TW83W2MLP
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UIDGRI7KW3L1NV0TW83W2MLP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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