A worn old American educational film shows how Hong Kong was looked upon fifty years ago before the big boom began. In the next clip the Shek Kip Mei fire will be shown.
The big Shek Kip Mei fire at Xmas eve 1953 made 53000 refugees from China homeless. A resettlement scheme was set up and many flat buildings built. The apartments were small, only about 300 square feet. Each unit housed 5 people, and each building had a capacity of 2,500 people. The rent was HK$14 a month.
Hong Kong children - old people by now. The jade industry and finally American boat building (still existing?)