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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…


PLACES – The Semi-Abandoned Ghost Village of Fung Hang 8

Deep in the New Territories, facing Shenzhen and south west of Sha Tau Kok Hoi, lies the semi-abandoned village of Fung Hang. ..

It is worth a visit if hiking to remote Kuk Po, which – unlike Fung Hang – is now totally abandoned….


PLACES – Hong Kong’s Abandoned ‘Ghost Island’ 13

Abandoned ‘ghost island’ Yim Tin Tsai was once home to 1000+ Hakka people…

By the late 80s/ early 90s, all of the inhabitants had resettled elsewhere in HK, in Britain and Poland…

It is now home to just a caretaker, a small organic farm and a small, recently restored UNESCO protected chapel…


PLACES – Kuk Po, Part 1: Photos from the Abandoned Village Outpost in Rural HK 21

Kuk Po is an abandoned village in rural north-east Hong Kong… See also:

Kuk Po Abandoned Village

The town borders the Frontier Closed Area

The village was once home to about 160 people.


PLACES – Official Map of Hong Kong Island’s New Hos 13

Hong Kong has ‘hos in different area codes‘ following a somewhat annoying hipster trend of renaming up-and-coming districts of HK Island. Some are extremely tenuous/made-up, others seem to be catching on…

Lest you feel unlooped, and never to miss a bandwagon, Hong Wrong exclusively presents a patent-pending, comprehensive map of the  Hong Kong’s Hos. Click to enlarge…

Know Your Hos, Hong Kong - click to enlarge


Click to enlarge

Most areas relate to upcoming restaurant districts, as rental prices push eateries away from the traditional Soho area…