tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< May 2008 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Hong Kong History Museum

The Hong Kong Museum of History is running a special exhibition of the banking development in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Both modern day financial centers get their start from mid 19th century. It was an interesting exhibition of the development of the industry, from small native banks to modern day institutions, from hand written bookkeeping to electronic systems.

There are a lot of artifacts on display, including old bank notes, commericals, as well as many old pictures. Of particular interest to me are some authentic reconstruction of bank counters. I stepped into a small reconstructed China bank. It has such a rough and provincial ambiance I feel like going back to a bygone era.

Then I discovered another gem on display, a Chinese newspaper dated July 24, 1942. The headline was used to tell the story of the Japanese military currency introduced during the 4 year of occupation. But what were the other front page news on that day? German troops were advancing to Stalingrad, major battle with the Russians was anticipated. Such a tense news during the war time! The rest of course, is already history.

2008.05.15 comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

The Countdown: Amy Coney Barrett is judged and Joe Biden goes to Georgia (27 Oct 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Europe's daily deaths rise by nearly 40% compared with last week - WHO (27 Oct 2020)

 

Covid: Protesters clash with police in Italy (27 Oct 2020)

 

Donald Trump setback in rape defamation case (27 Oct 2020)

 

Four dead as a migrant boat sinks in Channel (27 Oct 2020)

 

Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park' (27 Oct 2020)

 

Covid: Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection' (27 Oct 2020)

 

Huge Bangladesh rally calls for boycott of French products (27 Oct 2020)

 

Philadelphia: Protests erupt after black man shot by police (27 Oct 2020)

 

Nigeria police brutality inquiry hears graphic testimony (27 Oct 2020)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Ship traffic, October 23 (22 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 22 (21 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 21 (20 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 20 (19 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 19 (16 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 18 (16 Oct 2020)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2020-Oct-27 12:00