Thursday, August 13, 2009 | By: Rudi Butt

Time Ball

January 1, 1885, the barrack sergeant of the Marine Police together with a staffer of the Royal Observatory raise the time ball, which is 6-feet in diameter, up the mast in front of the Marine Police Headquarters at Tsimshatsui at about 12:50pm. The time ball drops at exactly 1pm. This became the daily time service henceforth. The time ball tower was later moved to Blackhead Point in January 1908.


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