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1970s Hong Kong: 50+ Cool Photos Showing What Hong Looked Like In 1970s

Hong Kong in the 1970s underwent many economic and educational reforms that shaped its future under the longest-serving Governor, Murray MacLehose. The first supermarket in Hong Kong was opened in Central in 1970. The first rapid transit (Mass transit Railway) was also opened in 1979. Major industries were developed, including textiles, clothing, and electronics. Have a look at these historical photographs that capture the everyday life of Hong Kong in the 1970s.

#1 Junks and sunset, 1977

Junks and sunset, 1977

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#2 Luk Kwok Hotel, Wanchai, 1972

Luk Kwok Hotel, Wanchai, 1972

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#3 Junk off Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Station, 1974

Junk off Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Station, 1974

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#4 Kowloon train station, the YMCA and the Peninsula Hotel, 1974

Kowloon train station, the YMCA and the Peninsula Hotel, 1974

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#5 Man in old medicine shop in Hollywood Road, 1974

Man in old medicine shop in Hollywood Road, 1974

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#6 Pedder Street and corner of Old HK Post Office, 1974

Pedder Street and corner of Old HK Post Office, 1974

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#7 Pedder Street and Gloucester Building, 1974

Pedder Street and Gloucester Building, 1974

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#8 Tai Po Kau boat and people, 1974

Tai Po Kau boat and people, 1974

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#9 Aberdeen sampans, 1975

Aberdeen sampans, 1975

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#10 Mandarin Hotel from old Hong Kong Club roof, 1975

Mandarin Hotel from old Hong Kong Club roof, 1975

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#11 Sampans off South Bay, 1975

Sampans off South Bay, 1975

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#12 Tai Po Kau sampans, 1975

Tai Po Kau sampans, 1975

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#13 Rickshaws and posters in Western, 1976

Rickshaws and posters in Western, 1976

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#14 Moon Festival lanterns in Wan Chai, 1976

Moon Festival lanterns in Wan Chai, 1976

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#15 Courtyard wall, 1978

Courtyard wall, 1978

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#16 Elgin Street, 1978

Elgin Street, 1978

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#17 Elgin Street, 1978

Elgin Street, 1978

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#18 Girl looking after her little brother, Kao Sai Chau, 1978

Girl looking after her little brother, Kao Sai Chau, 1978

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#19 Mong Kok Street, 1978

Mong Kok Street, 1978

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#20 Sampans in Tai Po, 1978

Sampans in Tai Po, 1978

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#21 The ship painter with the golden teeth, 1978

The ship painter with the golden teeth, 1978

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#22 Tai Po Kau, 1979

Tai Po Kau, 1979

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#23 The corner of Lockhart Road and Luard, Wanchai, 1970

The corner of Lockhart Road and Luard, Wanchai, 1970

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#24 The Pussycat was at 34-38 Lockhart Road in Wanchai, 1970

The Pussycat was at 34-38 Lockhart Road in Wanchai, 1970

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#25 America Night Club & Bar on Luard Road in Wanchai, 1972

America Night Club & Bar on Luard Road in Wanchai, 1972

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#26 San Francisco Topless, Wanchai, 1972

San Francisco Topless, Wanchai, 1972

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#27 Hot Pants Bar on Lockhart Road, looking west towards Luard Road, Wanchai, 1974

Hot Pants Bar on Lockhart Road, looking west towards Luard Road, Wanchai, 1974

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#28 Collecting seaweed at Tai Po Kau, 1971

Collecting seaweed at Tai Po Kau, 1971

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#29 Jordan Road, Ping Pong diplomacy billboard, 1971

Jordan Road, Ping Pong diplomacy billboard, 1971

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#30 Lau Fau Shan postboxes, 1972

Lau Fau Shan postboxes, 1972

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#31 Old lady and baby in Tai Po, 1972

Old lady and baby in Tai Po, 1972

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#32 Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower & Kowloon railway station, 1972

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower & Kowloon railway station, 1972

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#33 Wan Chai Road, 1972

Wan Chai Road, 1972

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#34 Aberdeen harbour, 1973

Aberdeen harbour, 1973

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#35 Aberdeen sampans, 1973

Aberdeen sampans, 1973

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#36 Aberdeen, sampans & grannie with baby, 1973

Aberdeen, sampans & grannie with baby, 1973

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#37 Fishing at Hei Ling Chau, 1973

Fishing at Hei Ling Chau, 1973

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#38 Fishing boat at Hei Ling Chau, 1973

Fishing boat at Hei Ling Chau, 1973

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#39 HK Island with Maersk cargo ship, 1973

HK Island with Maersk cargo ship, 1973

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#40 Ladder Street, 1973

Ladder Street, 1973

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#41 Aberdeen and Junk at Chinese New Year, 1974

Aberdeen and Junk at Chinese New Year, 1974

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#42 Aberdeen dragon boat races, 1974

Aberdeen dragon boat races, 1974

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#43 Aberdeen floating village, 1974

Aberdeen floating village, 1974

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#44 Aberdeen, sampan and fishing boats at Chinese New Year, 1974

Aberdeen, sampan and fishing boats at Chinese New Year, 1974

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#45 Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 1974

Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 1974

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#46 Cheung Chau smoker, 1974

Cheung Chau smoker, 1974

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#47 Peel Street, Soho, 1974

Peel Street, Soho, 1974

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#48 Kowloon Warf to Kai Tak from the peak, 1975

Kowloon Warf to Kai Tak from the peak, 1975

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#49 Over the peak, Strawberry Hill and Harbour, 1975

Over the peak, Strawberry Hill and Harbour, 1975

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#50 Johnston Road, 1976

Johnston Road, 1976

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#51 Making barrels for the fish, Aberdeen, 1976

Making barrels for the fish, Aberdeen, 1976

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#52 Mother and child at Aberdeen dragon boat races, 1976

Mother and child at Aberdeen dragon boat races, 1976

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#53 Boy in Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 1978

Boy in Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 1978

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#54 Junk in harbour, 1978

Junk in harbour, 1978

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#55 Street in Sheung Wan, 1978

Street in Sheung Wan, 1978

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#56 Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai, 1978

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#57 Gough Street, 1979

Gough Street, 1979

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#58 Gough Street, view from Hollywood Road, 1979

Gough Street, view from Hollywood Road, 1979

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#59 The ‘Candlelight’ bar was at 42-50 Lockhart Road, circa 1970

The 'Candlelight' bar was at 42-50 Lockhart Road, circa 1970

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#60 The corner of Lockhart Road, Wanchai, 1970

The corner of Lockhart Road, Wanchai, 1970

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#61 The Old Toby Bar next to the Pussycat Bar was the one favored by Black Sailors and Servicemen, Lockhart Road, Wanchai, circa 1970-71

The Old Toby Bar next to the Pussycat Bar was the one favored by Black Sailors and Servicemen, Lockhart Road, Wanchai, circa 1970-71

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#62 Lockhart Road, at the corner of Luard, Wanchai, July 1972

Lockhart Road, at the corner of Luard, Wanchai, July 1972

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#63 Looking down Lockhart Road from the corner of Luard, 1972

Looking down Lockhart Road from the corner of Luard, 1972

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#64 Mini Club, the corner of Lockhart and Luard roads, Wanchai, July 1972

Mini Club, the corner of Lockhart and Luard roads, Wanchai, July 1972

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#65 Neptune bar on Lockhart Road near Luard, Wanchai, Hong Kong, July 1972

Neptune bar on Lockhart Road near Luard, Wanchai, Hong Kong, July 1972

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#66 San Francisco Topless, Wanchai, July 1972

San Francisco Topless, Wanchai, July 1972

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#67 Wanchai bars, July 1972

Wanchai bars, July 1972

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#68 Diamond Steakhouse on Lockhart Road, looking west towards Fenwick, Wanchai, 1974

Diamond Steakhouse on Lockhart Road, looking west towards Fenwick, Wanchai, 1974

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#69 Seven Seas Bar at 93-95 Hennessey Road, WanChai, November 1974

Seven Seas Bar at 93-95 Hennessey Road, WanChai, November 1974

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#70 San Francisco Topless on Lockhart Road, Wanchai, October 1976

San Francisco Topless on Lockhart Road, Wanchai, October 1976

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#71 In a Wanchai bar, early 1970s

In a Wanchai bar, early 1970s

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#72 Pussycat Bar, Wanchai, 1979

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#73 Aberdeen harbour, 1971

Aberdeen harbour, 1971

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#74 Rowing junk through Lei Yue Mun, 1974

Rowing junk through Lei Yue Mun, 1974

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#75 Cheung Chau Harbour, 1976

Cheung Chau Harbour, 1976

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