Category Archives: Hong Kong

The Safe House

When I visited the Willans’ safe house (a small apartment), to my amazement the two ‘cutthroats’ that I had feared at the last prayer meeting had totally changed.  They were at peace, serene and gentle.  Only a few days before, … Continue reading

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Rick and Jean Willans

The Willans held prayer meetings in their apartment, which was high on the rugged hill of Hong Kong island, and afforded a magnificent view of Hong Kong harbor.  Every Tuesday evening and Saturday noon their living room was crowded with … Continue reading

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Union Church of Kowloon

When Sunday came I attended the Union Church of Kowloon, as my Australian pastor, Stan Quarmby, had recommended.  The congregation were mostly British, Australian, and from other parts of the British Commonwealth, with a few English-speaking Chinese.  The pastor, Rev. … Continue reading

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The Triad Societies and the Gurkhas

Much of Hong Kong was run by the Triad Societies, the Chinese counterpart of the Mafia.  These cutthroats ran the drug trade and other illicit businesses, mostly from that square mile near Kai Tak airport called the Forbidden City.  The … Continue reading

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Working with Maunsell Consultants Asia

Maunsell Consultants Asia offices were located in the Chinese mainland city of Kowloon, across the harbor from Hong Kong island.  The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong (returned to China in 1997) consisted of Hong Kong Island and several other … Continue reading

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The infamous Kai Tak airport

Flying into Hong Kong was an adventure in itself. First, the air liner had to fly along a narrow corridor.  Air space on both sides of the corridor were controlled by the People’s Republic of China.  Aircraft that strayed away … Continue reading

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Bound for Hong Kong

Hong Kong was growing rapidly and had limited space for its people.  Maunsell Consultants Asia needed to find excavation to fill in some of the shallow ocean bays and inlets for more land.  The company wanted me to find areas … Continue reading

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Maunsell Consultants sends me to Asia

Some few days after finishing my read of ‘The Acts of the Green Apples’, Maunsell and Partners contacted me.  They had a major project for me in Hong Kong.  I would have to leave within a month. Is this just … Continue reading

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