Tag Archives: Outlying Islands

Miniature fire trucks and ambulances

Hong Kong is a big city. With fire and ambulance stations like any other city. Fire trucks. And ambulances. But the streets of Hong Kong’s outlying islands are far narrower. So they use miniature fire trucks. And ambulances – but […]

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Visiting Tai Lei – Peng Chau’s boring little brother

Peng Chau is a small outlying island of Hong Kong, known for its temples, island lifestyle and fresh seafood. It is also connected to the even smaller island of Tai Lei, which is home to the ugly and boring things […]

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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.

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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?

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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.

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