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Hong Kong: Then And Now

* This article was first published in May, 2014, but has been resurrected by popular demand.

Want to see what Hong Kong looked like more than fifty years ago? Thanks to flickr user HK Man‘s thorough Old HK photo stream, we’re able to see side-by-side comparisons of the city now and then. Cheers for putting in the leg work so we don’t have to Mr Man!

Get ready for an epic Hong Kong throwback …

Ladder Street, Sheung Wan

As seen in the film, The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Erth Company Platinum Banner
Yacht Holimood Platinum
Ryze Platinum Banner
TakeOut Comedy Club
Complete Deelite FA

Victoria Harbour


Ferry Street, Yau Ma Tei, 1972


Saigon Street, Canton Road, Yau Ma Tei, 1966


Morrison Hill Road, Wanchai Road Junction, 1980s


Beijing Road, Lock Road Junction, Tsim Sha Tsui 1971


Wyndham Street and Queens Road Central Junction, Central


Shanghai Street, Nanjing Street Junction – Yau Ma Tei – 1960s


Nathan Road, Austin Road Junction – Tsim Sha Tsui, 1960


Star Ferry Bus Terminus, Tsim Sha Tsui, 1950s

Hungry for more? View HK Man’s extensive collection of Old HK photos here.


Read more! Explore the rest of our Old Hong Kong section, and check out our Gallery of present day Hong Kong photos.

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