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I found many things to be fascinating on my first visit to Hong Kong way back in 1987. One of the things that surprised me was learning that there is an area of Hong Kong known as Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is on the southern tip of Hong Kong Island. At one time in was a pirates’ den, but later became a simple fishing village. In spite of modernization, there were still hundreds of junks and sampans that serve as floating homes for some of the people.
Aberdeen is the home to a couple of large floating seafood restaurants, which we unfortunately did not get to sample during our visit.
The collage contains images scanned from slides I took during my 1987 visit. At the top left are some of the sampans used as homes by the fisherman. On the right is a photo of one of the floating restaurants. The middle photo is of a boatyard in Aberdeen. The two photos on the bottom are from Repulse Bay, a beautiful part of Hong Kong Island not far from Aberdeen.
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