Sunday, March 25, 2012

Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Repulse bay - One of the best and famous beach in Hong Kong.

Color Photograph by Cheng Ho-Choy

This is postmarked in 1969 with a Hong Kong 'Coat of Arms' stamp.

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In 1841, the bay was used as a base by pirates and caused serious concern to foreign merchant ships trading with China. The pirates were subsequently repulsed by the British Fleet; hence the name. Another theory holds that the bay was named after HMS Repulse which was stationed at the bay at one point.
Beautiful scenery of Repulse Bay.

This card is postmarked in 1974 with a Hong Kong 'Queen Elizabeth' stamp.

The sender writes:

Dear Sister,
I'm sure that you will be surprised to receive a card from Hong Kong; however, we tried to call you twice, but were unable to get thru.  We left home on Oct. 12th to attend a convention in Hawaii.  On the 19th we began our tour.  We had a week in Japan, then on to Taiwan, Bangkok for 3 days and then here in Hong Kong for 4 days.  Each place we have visited has been wonderful, but we are both completely exhausted!  The tours have included just about everything and sometimes began as early as 6:30 a.m.  We will be home next week.  Love Rose and Frank

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They did sell answering machines in 1974, but I think they were still pretty expensive - maybe that is why she couldn't get ahold of her sister - no answering machine! 

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