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Report - Retirement Complex, Kam Tin, Hong Kong, August 2015

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  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    This was one last bonus explore on my pretty epic trip to Hong Kong this last Summer. We were driving back to my sister-in-law's house when we were going through Kam Tin along the Kam Sheung Road and I spotted this place. "Quick stop Gordi" I shouted to my brother-in-law who was driving. The place in question was an abandoned retirement complex. A hole in the fence was spotted and I was in. No history about this place whatsoever. So straight on with the pictures...

    Oooo..this looks interesting!

    21450766200_3625b20fc8_b.jpg img1621 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    I spy a hole!

    21627338002_756b2356d3_b.jpg img1596 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    At first the undergrowth is dense:

    21627299882_dce37200af_b.jpg img1597 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    But there's houses in there:

    21015900594_94e53186e8_b.jpg img1598 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    ...amongst the foliage:

    21450843948_3cf002d607_b.jpg img1600 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And on to the row of flats:

    21450373350_126e6eab0f_b.jpg img1609 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    21017482913_c5e9338077_b.jpg img1602 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    21638640185_a2bcc807b1_b.jpg img1603 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Inside the flats it's a mess:

    21017396143_65141ccf54_b.jpg img1606 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Dusty wooden furniture:

    21450446720_0eea12663b_b.jpg img1607 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Rusting bed-frames:

    21627021132_2afe3c9c81_b.jpg img1608 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Some are completely crammed with stuff the former residents just left behind:

    21638434645_f29e02c04b_b.jpg img1610 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    As nature knows on the door of these former pensioner flats:

    21611940896_7a4bf16dd9_b.jpg img1617 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    21450280030_1f437165ce_b.jpg img1611 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Some of the furniture is well-carved:

    21647270841_40303cc150_b.jpg img1612 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Other furniture is of lesser merit:

    21450192730_98a71ce1d4_b.jpg img1613 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    21451261869_620daf2d55_b.jpg img1614 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Obligatory rotting chair shot:

    21451226069_316c327e7c_b.jpg img1615 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    ...and moldy mattress shot:

    21611899316_554c108f3f_b.jpg img1618 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Can't read the date on these newspaper sheets at one of the houses windowns:

    21016903623_12f7614bda_b.jpg img1619 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And back out we go:

    21015193674_8e1b388971_b.jpg img1620 by HughieDW, on Flickr
     
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  2. WildBoyz

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    Liking all these posts from different places. Nice one :thumb
     
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    Cheers WildBoyz. There's so many urbex ops in HK you wouldn't belive.
     
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    Nice mate :thumb like the rusty bed!
     
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    What a lovely place to spend one's twilight years :thumb
     
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    Nice find. Been to HK a few times and there seems to be quite a lot of abandoned buldings dotted around on the various islands away from the mainland.
     
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    Wonder where they went to. The left loads of stuff behind.
     
  8. HughieD

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    There is mate...loads of ghost villages. Going to post some more pics of other villages later on...
     
  9. Glow8

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    I'd been tempted to explore these abandoned overgrown places on past visits, but they were likely to be harbouring snakes (abundance in HK in rural areas) and various other creatures as it was the summer months (hot and dry) and that I was in shorts, t shirt and flip flops!
     
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