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About Park Island, Ma Wan, Hong Kong

This is the first of a weekly blog about Park Island, in Hong Kong.
I am going to provide commentary on what its like to live on Park Island, and especially Park Island for expats living in Hong Kong.
Ma Wan or 馬灣 in Chinese) is an island which is part of Hong Kong.
Park Island is located between Lantau Islan and Tsing Yi. Park Island is part of the Tsuen Wan District.
The best known beach on the island is Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach.
In the last 250 years Ma Wan was a fishing village and until recently it was only accessible by boats or ferries.
Things changes on Park Island when the Lantau Link was constructed in the late1990s which connected the new Hong Kong International Airport to the city centre on Hong Kong Island. The highway link passed through Ma Wan, and a ambitious plans to build a luxury property development were launched.
The first phase of Park Island was completed in July 2003, and now phases 2, 3 and 5 have already been completed. (There was no phase 4, as 4 in an unlucky num…