Welcome to Hoi Ha Wan

Nicola Newbery takes us on a journey to north of Sai Kung Peninsula, Hoi Ha Wan, ‘the bay beneath the sea’. With an AFCD-estimated 45,000 visitors in 2015, Hoi Ha Wan is Hong Kong’s most...

Shek O

What it is: Set around a rocky headland between two beaches, Shek O is an eccentric, laid-back seaside destination about as far from the city madness as it is possible to get on Hong Kong...

10 Movies filmed in Sai Kung

Hong Kong has appeared in its fair share of films since World War II. Its vibrant cityscapes and idyllic countryside pop up in numerous big-budget Hollywood epics and Hong Kong feature films alike. Some...

Ngau Liu

With a close-knit community, pools and parking, Ngau Liu ticks all the boxes for resident Becky Merrett. With a close-knit community, pools and parking, Ngau Liu ticks all the boxes for resident Becky Merrett. After almost 10...

Hoi Ha

Hoi Ha is about as far-flung as a village can be in Sai Kung and still be on the beaten track. Located literally at the end of the road in Sai Kung Country Park, visitors...

Mang Kung Uk

A guide to Mang Kung Uk. Although this string of little villages along Mang Kung Uk Road is not the prettiest area in Clearwater Bay, it is one of the most convenient. Handy for the bus routes...

Yan Yee Road village

Yan Yee Road Village is Sai Kung in microcosm. Winding steeply up from the sea deep into the hills of the country park, it has a little bit of everything we love best about...
Tso Wo Hang

Tso Wo Hang

Handy for Sai Kung and Sha Tin, with a new paved village centre and a stunning view, Tso Wo Hang is on the up and up. Never one of Sai Kung’s prettiest villages, Tso Wo...

Hing Keng Shek

Nestled in the hills above Marina Cove, Hing Keng Shek is a pretty, peaceful village. That is, when workmen are not re-routing the road into the village, which seems to be neverending. On the plus...

Pak Sha Wan

With enviable views, a handy location and big business in boats, Pak Sha Wan is a bustling village with a bright future. For a relatively small village, Pak Sha Wan has a lot going on:...
Tai Wan Tau Village

Tai Wan Tau

A village caught in time, tiny Tai Wan Tau sits peacefully on the edge of Clearwater Bay, writes resident Alison Monge. A traditional Hakka village, Tai Wan Tau in Clearwater Bay largely remains the preserve...

The Giverny

Sai Kung magazine takes a peek around the award-wining development. The original Giverny - home of artist Claude Monet - is in northern France. But we reckon the great impressionist painter would have been very...

Po Toi O

Some places just ooze charm – even on a gloomy Wednesday afternoon. Po Toi O is not smart, wealthy or particularly beautiful, but it’s always a pleasure to be there. After all, what’s not...
Razor Hill

Razor Hill

It may not be as pretty as Lobster Bay or as smart as the Giverny, but Razor Hill has a certain charm. It’s not village living, but it’s a great location if you’re looking...

Developers take Tai Tan

Residents lose the battle against the bulldozers in Tai Tan, the last village in Sai Kung Country Park, as government plays the “indigenous” card. A year-long battle to stop a rural backwater in Sai Kung...

Ho Chung at the movies

  New film Big Blue Lake is an ode to Ho Chung, where its director, Jessey Tsang Tsui-shan, grew up. She talks to Coco Marett about homecoming. It’s not often that Sai Kung appears on the...

Yan Chau Tong (Double Haven)

Double Haven doesn't feel like Hong Kong. Dozens of deserted, curiously shaped islands lie peacefully on the tranquil sea like green jewels on a clean blue cloth. But this is not Thailand or Malaysia....
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