Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter 香港仔避風塘

The most populous centre on Hong Kong Island when the British arrived in 1841 was a busy fishing village on its southwestern seaboard. Named Aberdeen in honour of Lord Aberdeen, who succeeded Lord Palmerston as Foreign Secretary, it was once crowded with sailing junks. While the motorised fishing fleet is rapidly declining, trawlers still crowd, like proverbial sardines in a tin, Aberdeen's anchorage for the Chinese New Year festivities.
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