Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6468 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 733 times:
Until 1958 there were two runways, the longer one being 5500 ft or so. They were built by the Japanese? When the famous runway 13/31 opened in 1958 (length 8350 ft) the two older runways closed. The single runway was extended to 11000+ feet in the 1970's.
Pacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1033 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 657 times:
As far I know, there is a golf course at the other end of Runway 13, where 31 starts if you look the other direction. The terminal building is still standing and progress have been slow due to the still prevailing democracy. So many people objected to the original goverment plan to build loads of roads there and reclaim even more harbour that they had to come up with a brand new plan. They are now proposing a 'green' city where roads are underground and on the surface, trolley buses run like modern trams.