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Ma Wan's Tung Wan beach to be widened in extensive beach improvement project

Park Island Residents! Today I have some very good news to report.
Our main beach on Park Island, Tung Wan beach is going to GROW

It will be made significantly wider. We are going to get more sand added, significantly more, which will provide for a broad, wide, and extended flat beach, care of the Hong Kong Government.

Government approval for the project has already been granted, and a tender for these works will go out shortly.
The beach improvement works will mainly involve filling of sand in an area of about 3.47 ha of foreshore and sea-bed to extend the sandy area of the Tung Wan Beach.
To give you a sense of the size and scale of the improvement, the sandy area of the beach will increase from about 3,400m2 currently to about 15,000m2. So around a 5 times the increase in the current sandy beach area.

In the map below you can see, marked in red where the new sand extension will go:

Below you can see an aerial photo of the relevant portion of Ma Wan Island: You can see the Tung Wan …

A hike around Ma Wan Island - Part 2

In part 1 of this series, A hike around Ma Wan Island - Part 1 I posted photos of the path up to the top of the mountain on Ma Wan.
In this part 2 of that series, I will post pics taken from the top down to the other side which faces Hong Kong island.

Once at the top, you will walk past the gravestones and tombs of local Ma Wan villagers. And on the other side you will get an amazing view of this island here. Its so inviting, and I would love to swim over to it some time!

On the other side, you will also see a very private nice beach.

There is also a nice pier on this side of the island. Here is a photo of the pier looking towards Ma Wan. You can see the Tsing Ma bridge in the distance. There is also a small pagoda with seats that you can use to rest in the shade, or have a picnic.

PS - Be sure to bring water with you, especially if you are hiking in the summer months. There are no shops out here, not even drinking fountains, and only salty ocean water all around!
In part 3 of th…