Tai Po Industrial Estate
Tai Po Industrial Estate is an industrial estate on the reclamation in Tai Po Hoi, Tai Po District, New Territories, Hong Kong. Tai Po Industrial Estate is surrounded by the villages of Yue Kok, Kau Shi Wai, Tin Sam and Ha Hang on the former shore, it is at the northeast of Tai Po Market and connected by Ting Kok Road. Its west side is opposite to Fu Shin Estate, it is the home of many famous companies in Hong Kong such as South China Morning Post and the headquarters of Asia Television, whose ATV Enterprises Office at 25-37 Dai Shing Street broadcast Cantonese-language TV channel ATV Home and the English-language ATV World before shuttering operations in 2016. A large town gas production plant comprises 11.71 hectares within the estate, producing 97% of the supplies of the Towngas company
Ma Shi Chau Special Area
Ma Shi Chau Special Area is a Special Area of Hong Kong. It is located in the northeast of the New Territories; the Special Area comprises four islands in Tolo Harbour, namely Ma Shi Chau, Centre Island, Yeung Chau and an unnamed island located about 100 metres northeast of the shore of Yim Tin Tsai near Sam Mun Tsai New Village. It covers 61 hectares. Country parks and conservation in Hong Kong Ma Shi Chau - Travel Blog Permian rock garden of Hong Kong － Ma Shi Chau Special Area Ma Shi Chau Special Area Ma Shi Chau Special Area – Outdoor Geological Museum Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail
Three Fathoms Cove
Three Fathoms Cove or Kei Ling Ha Hoi is a cove in Tai Po District, Hong Kong. It is surrounded by Kei Ling Ha, Yung Shue O, Wong Tei Tung and Sham Chung. Most of its east shore constitutes part of the Sai Kung West Country Park. To the north the cove is connected to the Tolo Channel; the islands of Sam Pui Chau and Wu Chau are located within the cove. Satellite image of Three Fathoms Cove by Google Maps
Hong Kong the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated region. Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842; the colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The entire territory was transferred to China in 1997; as a special administrative region, Hong Kong's system of government is separate from that of mainland China and its people identify more as Hongkongers rather than Chinese. A sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports.
It is the world's seventh-largest trading entity, its legal tender is the world's 13th-most traded currency. Although the city has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it has severe income inequality; the territory has the largest number of skyscrapers in most surrounding Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong ranks seventh on the UN Human Development Index, has the sixth-longest life expectancy in the world. Although over 90 per cent of its population uses public transportation, air pollution from neighbouring industrial areas of mainland China has resulted in a high level of atmospheric particulates; the name of the territory, first spelled "He-Ong-Kong" in 1780 referred to a small inlet between Aberdeen Island and the southern coast of Hong Kong Island. Aberdeen was an initial point of contact between local fishermen. Although the source of the romanised name is unknown, it is believed to be an early phonetic rendering of the Cantonese pronunciation hēung góng; the name translates as "fragrant harbour" or "incense harbour".
"Fragrant" may refer to the sweet taste of the harbour's freshwater influx from the Pearl River or to the odor from incense factories lining the coast of northern Kowloon. The incense was stored near Aberdeen Harbour for export. Sir John Davis offered an alternative origin; the simplified name Hong Kong was used by 1810 written as a single word. Hongkong was common until 1926, when the government adopted the two-word name; some corporations founded during the early colonial era still keep this name, including Hongkong Land, Hongkong Electric and Shanghai Hotels and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The region is first known to have been occupied by humans during the Neolithic period, about 6,000 years ago. Early Hong Kong settlers were a semi-coastal people who migrated from inland and brought knowledge of rice cultivation; the Qin dynasty incorporated the Hong Kong area into China for the first time in 214 BCE, after conquering the indigenous Baiyue. The region was consolidated under the Nanyue kingdom after the Qin collapse, recaptured by China after the Han conquest.
During the Mongol conquest, the Southern Song court was located in modern-day Kowloon City before its final defeat in the 1279 Battle of Yamen. By the end of the Yuan dynasty, seven large families had settled in the region and owned most of the land. Settlers from nearby provinces migrated to Kowloon throughout the Ming dynasty; the earliest European visitor was Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares, who arrived in 1513. Portuguese merchants established a trading post called in Hong Kong waters, began regular trade with southern China. Although the traders were expelled after military clashes in the 1520s, Portuguese-Chinese trade relations were reestablished by 1549. Portugal acquired a permanent lease for Macau in 1557. After the Qing conquest, maritime trade was banned under the Haijin policies; the Kangxi Emperor lifted the prohibition, allowing foreigners to enter Chinese ports in 1684. Qing authorities established the Canton System in 1757 to regulate trade more restricting non-Russian ships to the port of Canton.
Although European demand for Chinese commodities like tea and porcelain was high, Chinese interest in European manufactured goods was insignificant. To counter the trade imbalance, the British sold large amounts of Indian opium to China. Faced with a drug crisis, Qing officials pursued ever-more-aggressive actions to halt the opium trade; the Daoguang Emperor rejected proposals to legalise and tax opium, ordering imperial commissioner Lin Zexu to eradicate the opium trade in 1839. The commissioner destroyed opium stockpiles and halted all foreign trade, forcing a British military response and triggering the First Opium War; the Qing ceded Hong Kong Island in the Convention of Chuenpi. However, both countries did not ratify the agreement. After over a year of further hostilities, Hong Kong Island was formally ceded to the United Kingdom in the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. Administrative infrastructure was built up by early 1842, but piracy and hostile Qing policies towards Hong Kong prevented the government from attracting merchants.
The Taiping Rebellion, when many wealthy Chinese fled mainland turbulence and settled in the colon
Centre Island, Hong Kong
For A Chau in North District, see A Chau. Not to be confused with Middle Island, Hong Kong. Centre Island aka. A Chau is a small uninhabited island of Hong Kong located in Tolo Harbour, in the northwestern part of the territory. Administratively, it is part of Tai Po District; the island has an area of 0.035 km2. Its highest point is at 26.8 m. The island has a rugged coastline with sections with sandy beaches; the interior of the island is covered by trees. A mid-Neolithic prehistoric site dating back to about 6,000 years ago has been identified on Centre Island during a survey conducted in 1997-1998. Prehistoric sites have been discovered on two other islands of Tolo Harbour, namely Yuen Chau Tsai and Yim Tin Tsai. Centre Island was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1982; the designation is based on the geological interest of the island. Centre Island is part of the Ma Shi Chau Special Area, together with three other islands in Tolo Harbour, namely Ma Shi Chau, Yeung Chau and an unnamed island located about 100 m northeast of the shore of Yim Tin Tsai near Sam Mun Tsai New Village.
The Special Area was designated in 1999
Flat Island (Hong Kong)
Flat Island or Ngan Chau is an island of between Heung Leung Kok and Ocean Point in the north shore of Sai Kung Peninsula of Hong Kong. It is at the mouth of in the boundary of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Ngan Chau for other islands with the same Chinese name. Map of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park showing Flat Island
Yim Tin Tsai (Tai Po)
For the island in Sai Kung, see Yim Tin Tsai. Yim Tin Tsai is an island of Hong Kong located in Tolo Harbour. Yim Tin Tsai forms part of the southern border of Plover Cove, it is connected to the mainland in the north by a road, leading next to The Beverly Hills, to the island of Ma Shi Chau in the east by a tombolo, only accessible when the tide is low. Sam Mun Tsai New Village and Luen Yick Fishermen Village are located in the north of the island; the two villages are facing the Shuen Wan Typhoon Shelter. While Yim Tin Tsai is not part of the Ma Shi Chau Special Area, a small unnamed island located about 100 m northeast of its shore belongs to the Area. A late Neolithic prehistoric site dating back to about 4,000 years ago has been identified on Yim Tin Tsai. Prehistoric sites have been discovered on two other islands of Tolo Harbour, namely Yuen Chau Tsai and Centre Island. Members of the Hakka Chan clan moved from today's Shenzhen and settled in Yim Tin Tsai during the 19th century. Other members of the clan settled in Yim Tin Tsai in Sai Kung and in Ping Yeung, in Ta Kwu Ling, North District.
Salt fields were operated on Yim Tin Tsai at that time. The fishermen now residing in Sam Mun Tsai New Village used to live on boats at the original Sam Mun Tsai, close to Tai Kau of Luk Heung, now at the northeastern shore of Plover Cove Reservoir, they were relocated to their current residence in 1966, as a result of the construction of the Plover Cove Reservoir. At the time, 36 families were moved to housing on land. Extensive renovation work was conducted at the village in 2006-2007. Map showing Yim Tin Tsai and surrounding features Map of Shuen Wan Typhoon Shelter showing Yim Tin Tsai on the right Film Services Offices - Pictures of Sam Mun Tsai Fishermen Village Film Services Offices - Luen Yick Fishermen Village thaiworldview.com Pictures of Sam Mun Tsai