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From 1960 to 1979, Hong Kong's population surged from three to five million. Thirty-nine per cent of those people were teenagers. The people helped fuel Hong Kong's post-war economic boom, but it also put tremendous pressure on Hong Kong's healthcare and housing services. It was also the time of the building of the cross harbour tunnel, the introduction of the MTR and the colour television!
Osmond Chan, assistant curator at the Hong Kong Museum of History, takes a walk with Annemarie Evans around the exhibition: Memories We Share: Hong Kong in the 1960s and 1970s, which is on show until June 30th.
Photo caption: In 1947 the Cross-harbour Swimming Race resumed after the war, and contestants swam from Tsim Sha Tsui Railway Station to Queen’s Pier in Central for a total of 1,400 metres. The race continued until 1978 when Tsim Sha Tsui Railway Station was demolished.