Blog – Shing Mun Redoubt, HK’s Secret WWII Tunnels

The remains of an extensive British military defensive line used against the Japanese stretch for several miles loosely tracing the border between Kowloon and the New Territories. Unfortunately, the line fell almost instantly upon the invasion of Hong Kong in December 1941. The deep defensive tunnels with ventilation shafts and observation points were named after London streets to make life easier – and more familiar – for the British soldiers based there.

If you’re happy to ignore the very real risk of a rogue rhesus macaque ripping one’s face off, many are still intact and can be walked through…