Having visited the walled city in the 1980s I was intruiged to see what had been done to it when I returned to the territiry last month. Now a Chinese park with bonsai trees and birdcages, there are only a few remains of the slum estate that had been there. The brilliantly restored yamen featured interactive displays showing the growth of the illegal city. The original cannons, stone inscriptions and parts of some houses were fascintating and the video footage in which previous tenants spoke brought it all to life. I am not sure that they always told the truth, however, in their script. A little gem in the middle of the Lion Rock Road but possibly only of interest to those who have some knowledge of former days hre. Cheers to the designers who paid tribute to those who helped the poor in the walled city. It was good to see a commemorative rock for Jackie Pullinger, the missionary who worked with drug addicts in the walled city vice dens.
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