Category Archives : Places & Attractions


PLACES – HK’s Least Loved Outlying Island? A Visit to Peng Chau 4

A short distance from the southern coastline of Lantau lies the small island of Peng Chau…

Not to be confused with Ping Chau in HK’s northeast, this rustic yet easily accessible island has an area of less on 1km.


PHOTOGRAPHY – Ma Wan, Part 2: The Ghost Town Where All Residents Were Evicted 11

More from the abandoned ghost town of Ma Wan. Click here for part 1 of the photo series and to learn about what happened on the small island…


PHOTOGRAPHY – Ma Wan, Part 1: A Whole Abandoned Town Next to Tsing Ma Bridge 16

Once home to hundreds of villagers, Ma Wan village is now a ghost town. Unlike most of HK’s rural abandoned corners, the residents here were evicted by the government in 2011 – some of them unwillingly. Click here for Part II.

As of 1995, fish farming was the main economic activity on Ma Wan and Hong Kongers flocked to its seafood restaurants. Shrimp-drying and shrimp paste-making farms now lie abandoned.

The town had a population of several thousand prior to the 80s and around 800 in 2000. But today, Ma Wan is mostly home to Park Island – a huge gated housing estate that was mainly developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. It houses 5,000 families.


PLACES – Sunrise on Hong Kong’s Farthest Flung & Wildest Island (Part I) 20

If you liked Hong Wrong’s posts from Kuk Po, you will enjoy this week’s 4-part series from Hong Kong’s wildest and farthest flung ‘Jumanji island’, Tung Ping Chau…

Not to be confused with Peng Chau, near Lantau, this small protected island in Mirs Bay is a stones-throw from Shenzhen and nearly two hours from the nearest pier in the New Territories…

The beaches are amongst HK’s best and cleanest. The bay nearest the pier is best for a dip – the water is crystal clear and bathtub warm in the summer…


VIDEO – Interview with the Only Resident of Kuk Po Ghost Village 12

Below is the final part of this series, a Hong Wrong video interview with Mark Sung. Mark is the only resident of Kuk Po, an abandoned ghost village in rural HK. Click here for Part I of the photo series from the ghost town, or click here for Part II. Also, check out Fung Hang – a nearby semi-abandoned village.


PLACES – Kuk Po, Part 2: More Photos from the Abandoned Village Outpost 11

Kuk Po is an abandoned village in rural north-east HK. This is Part II of a photo series from the ghost town, including a few from neighbouring Fung Hang. Stay tuned to the blog this week for a video interview with the village’s only resident, Mark Sung.

Click here for Kuk Po, Part I, which includes information about the area and how to get there. Click here for shots from Fung Hang.


PLACES – The Hakka Walled Village of Tsang Tai Uk, Sha Tin 8

‘Big House of the Tsangs’ or Tsang Tai Uk (aka Shan Ha Wai – the ‘Walled Village at the Mountain’s Foot’) is a Hakka walled village in Sha Tin, near Lion Rock Tunnel. It is a Grade I heritage site as of 2007, and is probably the most accessible village of its kind in HK…

Construction began in 1848 by the wealthy granite merchant and stonemason Tsang Koon-Man…

It took 20 years to complete, during a time when HK was awash with pirates. The original construction materials are still intact today, and much of the fortified village is still inhabited…