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Duddell street– Gas Lamps

If you would like to know what Hong Kong was lit like before neon was invented go to Duddell Street Steps where you will see the last four gas lights in Hong Kong. The steps were built between 1875 and 1889 and the gas lamps surmount the balustrades at the top and foot of the steps. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, which was originally founded to provide street lighting in Hong Kong, keeps these four burning on into the 21st century as objects of historical interest.

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