Hong Kong: In Search of Kai Tak

1-kai tak at night by ian woodrow 1998

Kai Tak, shortly before closure in 1998. Photo by Ian Woodrow.

KAI TAK has moved to the new KULTURE KIOSK platform, come and say hi!


9 thoughts on “Hong Kong: In Search of Kai Tak

  1. The fact that one of the most fascinating airports in history vanished without so much of a small museum nor a detailed, worthy publication compelled me to build my own approximation of Kai Tak with the help of 3D drafting programs, plastic milling machines and a fair amount of elbow grease. By no means 100% accurate, due to limited time and more likely average at best model building skills and a lack of patience, it does however capture the spirit. It’s a full 1.5 meter wide diorama of sorts, and of course, a BA 747 is a permanent fixture at one of the parking bays.

    I grew up also eons ago glued to the window of my parents bedroom “plane spotting”, now I get to have a similar view right from my desk at work.

    When I read your article, it’s nice to see yet another person with fond memories of this airport. Well done and a thoroughly enjoyable read!

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