The remnants of the runway are still visible. I swear there is still a bit of the runway tarmac left. I think there is still the odd building from the past but the main terminal and most other buildings were taken down a long time ago.
|Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 8):|
Wow.. I know that Kowloon is not as prime as Hong Kong Island in terms of property development, but after almost 14 years of closure, I'd have expected the area to look much more urban at least. Still looking like it was closed last month (other than the cruise terminal of course).
Kai Tak has been the white elephant of Hong Kong. I think the reason was that no one could think of what to do with such a huge piece of land. When Kai Tak closed, the property developers got the go card to build more high risers around the Kowloon City area. As for the old airport, there was much debate as to what it should become. Only about 5 years ago or so did they decide on the cruise terminal.
I suspect now with the upcoming Sha Tin - Central rail line stopping at Kai Tak, the area should see more development.
|Quoting foxecho (Reply 1):|
I'm curious about this myself, I'm flying to HKG in about six weeks and was curious how to get out to the Kai Tak site.....is there an MTR station nearby or anything?
The closest MTR would likely be Choi Hung or Kowloon Bay but it is a hell of a walk. I don't think you can access the site per se, after all it is a construction site. My best suggestion is to go to Kowloon Bay MTR and find the shuttle bus to MegaBox shopping centre and find your way to the highest floor possible. There you should be able to see quite clearly what the ex-runway looks like. Also around that area are streets named after the past such as Tristar Road and Comet Road. The old Cargo Circuit road can still be accessed as well. However, I would warn you that there isn't actually anything to do there and if the police see you, you may have to do some explaining!