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Reservoirs & Redoubts Shing Mun & the Gin Drinkers Line - 25 Jul
WWII, water, botanical
Please note this walk is not suitable for those under the age of 15 and is also not suitable for dogs - and participants must be Hong Kong Residents.
This adventurous, multi-layered, three hour walk in the area around the Shing Mun Reservoir, NT will interest and intrigue those who combine an interest in the Pacific War period with enjoyment of Hong Kong’s magnificent open countryside.
We will visit the surviving tunnels and emplacements of the pre-war Inner Line - popularly referred to as the "Gin Drinker's Line". This twelve-acre underground citadel formed the largest single entity in an extended defensive complex that extended right across the Kowloon hills from Gin Drinker’s Bay to Port Shelter.
On this visit, we will learn how and why these tunnels were built – and subsequently defended. We will extensively discuss their role in the tense years that led up to the eventual defence of Hong Kong in 1941.
Bring a torch and come prepared for an unexpected and very scenic experience of Hong Kong’s recent past.
Please note: this walk requires a reasonable level of fitness as there is a stretch of uphill walking.
Details on where to meet for the walk will be sent to you once your booking and payment is received.
For more information, please visit https://talksandwalks.hk/walk/reservoirs-and-redoubts/
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