Before the last post of the year, I want to wish my readers and followers a happy and healthy 2014. Thank you for that little slice of bandwidth you use every time you click on my blog… It means a lot to know I’m not just talking to myself. Or am I?? 😉
Nestled in Tung Chung Bay on Lantau Island, just south of Hong Kong International Airport, lies the sleepy fishing village of Ma Wan Chung. Here you can still get a taste of rural life before the construction of the Chek Lap Kok airport and the housing developments at Tung Chung New Town.
Hong Kong is dotted with these small villages, some abandoned as the population moved to the urban centers. They are now a welcome refuge from the downtown crowds, pollution, and shopping malls. However, the environmental impact due to housing expansion and land reclamation is being felt throughout. Click here for an interesting article specifically about Tung Chung Bay, and a call for increased conservation of the area.