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“Nice change of pace”
Review of Cheung Chau Island

Cheung Chau Island
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6-Hour Hong Kong Excursion to Cheung Chau Island With Dim Sum Lunch
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US$ 90.08*
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Cheung Chau (Long Island) Tour with Dim Sum lunch
Ranked #31 of 828 things to do in Hong Kong
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“Nice change of pace”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We went here on a Sunday and while it was less busy than other parts of Hong Kong, many of the locals must come here on the weekends.

We took the Ferry from Central Pier 5 (HK$28 for deluxe class which means seating at a table and access to benches outside). Sunday must be laundry day as we saw laundry drying from many balconies, fences, etc. The meat/fish market, junks in the harbor, temple, and small beach were all worth seeing. We ate lunch at an outdoor restaurant along the water (prawns, scallops, and broccoli with garlic for HK$245). Watch out for the bikes whizzing past.

One interesting thing at the restaurant was the Chinese families used the pitcher of hot tea on the table to clean the chopsticks, bowls, and cups on the table. The restaurant brought them a small dish pan in which they dunked and wiped and swished the eating utensils.

Visited February 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Rural life away from busy Hong Kong”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Freshly caught seafood, no cars, interesting local shops and friendly shop-keepers; I could almost forget hat this was a part of Hong Kong - a great place to take visitors.

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London, United Kingdom
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“The most famous Island away from Hong Kong”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

This is a short boat ride away and once you are there, you wont know you are still in Hong Kong.
This is far from the hustle and bustle of the Hong Kong busy area. This is where people go to relax and breath the fresh air.

You can rent accomodations there fro short or long term and recover from a busy holiday or a busy work life.
Sit back and sun bath on the beautiful beach, take a bike and ride around the Island or just relax and BBQ.

Visited February 2012
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Singapore
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“Quaint lil island”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

About 50mins via slow ferry to the island. Pity it was evening when we went. Looks like a great place to spend a day at the beaches. Got seafood from the market and went to the restaurant to get them to cook. Took the fast ferry back which was only 30mins ride.

Visited February 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Suicide island”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

That's where desperate Hongkongers or emo teens come and commit suicide. It used to be "lovers island" with small flats for rent during weekends so that sexual relationships could be carried on away from the overcrowded family flats of the city but then those flats were used to burn charcoal. Still, it is quite typical and the visitor could find here what he's been missing in Aberdeen. Lots of seafood.

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