Cheung Chau is an outlier of Hong Kong. The area of this small island is 0.95 square mile (2.46 square meters) in the shape of a dumbbell. The population is about 22,740 in year 2011. It is an island with no cars. The major transportation is bicycles.
When I was living in Hong Kong 40 years ago, the regular ferry took about two hours to go from Hong Kong Island to Cheung Chau. The newer ferry takes about 55 minutes. The fast ferry called hydrofoil takes about 35 minutes to get there.
Hong Kong is a major harbor of the world trade. There were pirates in the old days. When I was a teenager, the church youth group went there for an outing. We visited and crawled through the pirate’s tunnel.
When standing on top of a tall building, one could have a nearly 360o view of the ocean. I always enjoy visiting Cheung Chau when I go to Hong Kong.
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