I guess I should really put in my two pence worth on this one!! Of course, it was bursting at the seams, but GOD, how I loved that place! I don't think there will ever be a better place for taking photos than Kai Tak. I remember when the end was near and CLK was being delayed; I used to be delighted at each and every delay in the opening. There was even talk of a crack in one of the runways, which I hoped would delay things a good few months/years. No chance of a seaquake, though!
To me, and with all due respect to Singapore, Kai Tak encapsulated the difference between SIN and HKG. It was Hong Kong - exciting, feverish activity, a little messy and untidy, but NEVER boring. (AND I'M NOT SAYING SINGAPORE IS!!) Changi on the other hand is perfect - beautiful, open space, neat and tidy etc. And that's great, but given the choice, it was always Kai Tak for me.
Yes, I know it's long. I just had to get it off my chest!!*sniffle*