Tag Archives: Outlying Islands

Moving dangerous goods on the seas of Hong Kong

On the waters of Hong Kong one can find many vessels carrying dangerous goods through the busy shipping lanes of Victoria Harbour.

Mid-stream cargo handling in Hong Kong Continue reading

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Fishing the waters of Hong Kong

Wherever you go in Hong Kong, it seems that if you can get to the water, you will see someone fishing. You can find them on the busy waterfront promenades of the New Towns. You can find them on the empty shores of the Outlying Islands. You can even find a few hardy types in tiny dinghies, dodging massive ships in the middle of Victoria Harbour. One thing in common with all these fishermen is the size of their catch: these tiny palm sized fish are someone’s dinner tonight. So why is their catch so small?

Catch of the day for local fishermen at Ma On Shan Continue reading

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All at sea: container handing in Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong: the city without enough land to expand their container port, so otherwise crazy ideas like transferring shipping containers between ships at sea is considered normal.

Mid-stream cargo handling off Lamma Island in Hong Kong Continue reading

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How many ferry routes are there in Hong Kong?

With Hong Kong being a city by the water one would expect to see a larger number of ferries, and a quick glance at the waters of Victoria Harbour will confirm this. So how many ferry operators and routes are there in Hong Kong?

Ferries about to crash? Continue reading

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Living the island life isn’t easy

From my previous posts on Cheung Chau and Lamma Island you might think living the island life in Hong Kong is free and easy. While it might be quieter than life in the urban areas such as Hong Kong Island or Kowloon, transport can be a pain in the neck.

By the water at the township of Yung Shue Wan Continue reading

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