19 October 2019

So Shan-chuen

HKEJ contributor
  • A soothing scene at Lau Shui Heung reservoir, which is surrounded by lush, verdant trees. Photo: HKEJ

    Going up Cloudy Hill in Tai Po

    - Dec 16, 2016 5:36pm
    Hiking enthusiasts seek to conquer famous hilltops such as Sharp Peak in Sai Kung and Lantau Peak on Lantau Island. However, the task would be a bit challenging for beginner hikers, who might want to first build...
  • The Ninepin Group of islands looks like a platter of fruits from afar. Photo: HKEJ

    Looking at the islands from Lung Ha Wan Trail

    - Oct 28, 2016 5:32pm
    When I was a child, I loved reading maps. I was particularly fascinated by the tiny spots of uninhabited islands in the southeastern waters of Hong Kong. They seemed so mysterious. That’s why some time ago...
  • Hikers can enjoy an aerial view of Tung Chung new town and the Hong Kong International Airport along the Tei Tong Tsai Country Trail. Photo: HKEJ

    Tei Tong Tsai: A place to rest your mind

    - Oct 7, 2016 5:32pm
    By the end of the 19th century, many Buddhist monks and nuns from China moved to Hong Kong due to political instability in the mainland. Since then the peaceful and tranquil Lantau Island has emerged as...
  • A view of the calm waters of Three Fathoms Cove. Photo: HKEJ

    Hiking at Sai Kung West

    - Sep 30, 2016 5:37pm
    Rising from the calm waters of Kei Ling Ha (企嶺下) is an island called Sam Pui Chau, which literally means “three China porcelain spirit cups” for it resembles those found on a Chinese altar when viewed...
  • A small stream runs down from Silvermine Waterfall during the dry season. Photo: RTHK

    A treacherous trail to Tiger’s Head in Mui Wo

    - Sep 9, 2016 5:34pm
    Mui Wo, a rural town on the eastern coast of Lantau Island, is a perfect place for a holiday retreat. Twenty minutes away from the bus terminal is Yuen’s Mansion. Built by Yuen Wah-chiu, a high-ranking...
  • Walking along the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, one could imagine the bygone days when hardy donkeys carried fresh fruits and vegetables for their owners to sell in the market. Photo: LCSD

    Hidden villages along Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail

    - Jul 15, 2016 5:34pm
    Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (元荃古道), which connects Shap Pat Heung of Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan market, used to be the only access for rural villagers to trade their farm produce for daily necessities. Walking along...
  • This is Miu Tsai Tun, where you can find a mysterious little red temple at the hilltop. Photo: HKEJ

    The hidden wonders of Chi Ma Wan Peninsula

    - Nov 21, 2015 8:03am
    Looking at the map, I often see Lantau Island as a tiger cub with Chi Ma Wan peninsula (芝麻灣半島) as its front paw. Chi Ma Wan, which translates into Sesame Bay, is known for its correctional...
  • The MacLehose trail consists of 10 stages. The Shing Mun reservoir (above) is in Stage 7, one of the most popular  stops on the hiking trail. Photo:

    MacLehose Trail: A walk through history

    - Oct 31, 2015 8:03am
    Younger people might find it hard to associate the MacLehose Trail with the 1967 riots. But that’s how it all began. In 1976, Sir Murray MacLehose launched a country park development program to kickstart a new...