Serious droughts have also been recorded in Hong Kong history, with 1963 being the worst year when only 901 millimetres of rainfall were recorded, a record which remains unbroken to this day. As a result, the Hong Kong government had to implement water rationing measures in the form of water supply for only four hours every four days throughout the year.
In 1963, Hong Kong experienced a severe drought. This photograph shows citizens queuing for fresh water on streets when water supply was restricted.
Only the HKJC totalisator had the watering system to keep their turf against the droughts.
1951-02-24 Totalisator Annual Meeting
Totalisator , the Tote came into regular use at the Annual Meeting 1951-02-24. Thereafter it became a landmark of Happy ...
1951-02-03 Totalisator Trial Meeting announcement
Announcement published about Totalisator Trial Meeting, which was held, with a card of four races,1951-02-03
1923-08-28 flood Wong Nai Chung village
the severe flooding at Wong Nai Chung village and Happy Valley. Considering the rainfall recorded at HKO, 29 August 1923 ...