Tag Archives : Tung Ping Chau


VIDEO – The Ecology & Politics of Hong Kong’s Abandoned, Wild Island Outpost (Part 4) 9

Below is a video interview with Patrick Yeung, a marine biologist PhD candidate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Yeung speaks about the political and ecological concerns and history of Tung Ping Chau, HK’s most isolated semi-abandoned outpost.

Shot on an Android phone. You may also enjoy Hong Wrong’s video interview with Mark Sung, the only resident of Kuk Po abandoned village, also in the Plover Cove region.


HISTORY – The Abandoned Military Base on HK’s Wild Outpost of Tung Ping Chau (Part 3) 28

A final collection of shots from Hong Kong’s wild ‘Jumanji island’. Tung Ping Chau is the territory’s furthest flung ‘ghost’ island, too isolated to be featured on most maps. Its proximity to mainland China has meant there has long been a security detail based on the island…

In 1975, British military Gurkhas built a training camp on the strategically important outpost of Tung Ping Chau. It was constructed over 7 months, years before the prospect of HK’s handover to China was even discussed.

The camp is relatively small in size and has now been mothballed – air-conditioners, doors and windows have been solidly boarded up and the site is surrounded by fences and barbed wire.


PHOTOGRAPHY – The Abandoned Hamlets of Hong Kong’s ‘Jumanji Island’ (Part 2) 11

More photos from Hong Kong’s wildest and farthest flung ‘Jumanji island’, Tung Ping Chau (not to be confused with Peng Chau, near Lantau)…

Ping Chau is the territory’s most easterly and most isolated island. It is a heavily protected nature reserve and UNESCO Geopark today, but has a long and interesting history…

The wild and rustic outpost was once home to a thriving farming and fishing community – over 2000 people lived in ten villages across the tiny 1.6km island.


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…