Kowloon City Stories / Contribution

My childhood memories in Kowloon Walled City 3

Kowloon City is a very special place. I studied in a secondary school there and some classmates were from Kowloon Walled City. Driven by curiosity, we often asked them to guide us for adventures. In fact, there was nothing special inside, except the poor sanitation. Drug addicts were spotted from time to time, but if we kept our distance, they caused no harm. Our classmate lived in a tiny yet cosy place, which was fair enough to call it a sweet home. As I recall, it was like travelling back to the ‘40s and ‘50s Hong Kong.

My family once told me they often visited Law Sei Hoi, the prestigious dentist in the walled city. Every classmate from the walled city knew his big name.

The walled city is now a historic site. To me, it is the symbol of Kowloon City that represents the history of the area.

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