Thoughts on Urban Forest in Hong Kong

Thoughts on Urban Forest in Hong Kong

First Published on 20th October, 2014 @1825 We all know that Hong Kong is an International City famous for its majestic skyscrapers, robust public transportation system and no lack of places to shop for pleasure. With the city being prosper from concrete and steel, little did we, as Hong Kong people, paid attention to the “greens” in the city – …

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MacLehose Trail, Stage 6

MacLehose Trail Section 6 – Macaques

View of Kwai Chung, Needle Hill, and Tai Mo Shan Shing Mun, Kowloon and Shek Lei Pui Reservoir. WWII Relics, the Shing Mun Redoubt Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), Long-tailed Macaque (M. fascicularis) and hybrids Section 6 is the shortest trail of all of MacLehose Trail, stretching only 4.6km in length and both ends are conveniently connected to public transport. Although …

MacLehose Trail, Stage 7

MacLehose Trail Section 7 – Needle Hill

Needle Hill (532m) and Grassy Hill (647m) Jubilee (Shing Mun) Reservoir Busy flight path, perfect for plane spotting Section 7 is all about two hills — the Grassy Hill (647m) and Needle Hill (532m). Particularly, the extravagant view at Needle Hill is comparable to that at the Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, with less of a crowd for snaps. Section 7 is also right below a …

MacLehose Trail, Stage 9

MacLehose Trail Section 9 – Bikers

Acacia plantation along the trail Panoramic view of Tsuen Wan Camping location at Tin Fu Tsai Section 9 is 6.3km in length and fairly easy to hike. It is just the continuation of a service road from Section 10, but from here onwards. There will be bikers and minivans using this road from both directions — better be careful of …