• Short Summary

    Travelogue showing us both the traditional and modern sights of Hong Kong.

  • Description

    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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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:10:00 / 01:36:52:00
    CP 682

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