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    #31
    Another place I visited with the Seamen's Church in HK in the early 1960's was a hospital called Heaven of Hope: It was run by a very big Norwegian nurse and missionary, Sister Annie Skau;
    https://alchetron.com/Annie-Skau-Berntsen
    A remarkable woman for more reasons than her size.

    It was and is situated outside the city centre in Kowloon, at the shores of Junk Bay. At that time it was reached by Maaken, the boat owned by the Seamen's Church.

    Near by another famous Norwegian China missionary had established a school and a rehabilitation centre for heroin and opium addicts, many probably from Walled City:
    https://nbl.snl.no/Agnar_Espegren
    His method of initial cure would not meet with approval in Norway, but it was efficient; Cold Turkey and restrains.

    I have never been back to Heaven of Hope since that time. It was a small hospital then, but have grown a lot since then:
    http://www.info.gov.hk/tb_chest/contents/c6221.htm

    It includes Heaven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre:
    http://www.seniorhome.org.hk/holisti...tre_aboutus_en

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      #32
      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      Another place I visited with the Seamen's Church in HK in the early 1960's was a hospital called Heaven of Hope: It was run by a very big Norwegian nurse and missionary, Sister Annie Skau;
      https://alchetron.com/Annie-Skau-Berntsen
      A remarkable woman for more reasons than her size.

      It was and is situated outside the city centre in Kowloon, at the shores of Junk Bay. At that time it was reached by Maaken, the boat owned by the Seamen's Church.

      Near by another famous Norwegian China missionary had established a school and a rehabilitation centre for heroin and opium addicts, many probably from Walled City:
      https://nbl.snl.no/Agnar_Espegren
      His method of initial cure would not meet with approval in Norway, but it was efficient; Cold Turkey and restrains.

      I have never been back to Heaven of Hope since that time. It was a small hospital then, but have grown a lot since then:
      http://www.info.gov.hk/tb_chest/contents/c6221.htm

      It includes Heaven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre:
      http://www.seniorhome.org.hk/holisti...tre_aboutus_en
      Very interesting ombugge! Thank you so much for that tip!

      I found that first link interesting in particular. I will read on later tonight as soon as I have returned home and placed myself on the coach.

      I also have a Boeing 747 cafe, the Airplane Park and Bobby's Tailor on my list of things to do in Hong Kong, as soon as work assignement there has been done.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #33
        More ferry services to be offer in Hong Kong, but the idea of an actual "water taxi" service has been deemed unworkable:
        https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-service-ready

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          #34
          I love the Hong Kong Star Ferry Company - a visit to HONG KONG is not complete without riding them.

          I will keep an eye out for the new service once it opens to the public.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #35
            Boat owners in HK suffered badly from the typhoon that just missed it: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...phoon-mangkhut

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              #36
              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
              Boat owners in HK suffered badly from the typhoon that just missed it: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...phoon-mangkhut
              I was there only days after the typhoon hit. Thankfully, or sadly, I was in Thailand when it struck Hong Kong, but I was back to see the devastation a little more than a day later. There were so much broken trees and rubbish everywhere, the ride from the airport was severely hampered. Brings me back to my last years encounter in Hong Kong with another typhoon which I already forgot the name of.

              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #37
                Another side of Hong Kong: not everybody is doing well in this gigantic city:

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBE2gMvzjzI
                 
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #38
                  Here is a very telling video about the real impact of Typhoon Mangkhut.... this was no ordinary typhoon:

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RU9E9gMDlU
                   
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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