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Old November 28th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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HONG KONG [32] Beaches, Alleys, and Olympic Pride

Cheung Chau’s “town” crowds the narrow sandbar linking the two hilly ends of the island. On the eastern side, only a few minutes’ walk across the island from the ferry pier, is Tung Wan, a popular public beach. In the waters off to the right, beyond the Warwick Hotel Cheung Chau, Hong Kong’s first Olympic Games gold medallist, Lee Lai-shan, practised windsurfing as a schoolgirl. The local Windsurfing Centre teaches the sport.

A lot more photos in my Cheung Chau gallery :
http://www.geocities.com/asiaglobe/gallery/hongkong.htm

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Hong Kong's first ever Olympic gold medal was won in windsurfing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.









I took a very long hike uphill to get this shot.


I did all that to see this pavilion :






Back into town, Cheung Chau is full of these narrow alleys. There are no cars on the island except emergency vehicles.





























Other Hong Kong Series Threads

Part 1 : Central | Part 2 : Tsing Yi Island
Part 3 : Aberdeen | Part 4 : Bank of China Observation Deck
Part 5 : Kwun Tong Grit | Part 6 : Kwun Tong Grit Continued
Part 7 : Langham Place & Olympian City | Part 8 : Sham Shui Po Grit
Part 9 : Fun & Sun in Stanley | Part 10 : Cruise to Lamma Island
Part 11 : Downtown @ Night | Part 12 : Tai Hang Road - Rich & Poor
Part 13 : Hiking Lamma Island | Part 14 : Exploring Mongkok's Streets
Part 15 : A Bus Ride Through Kowloon | Part 16 : Repulse Bay - Beachside Living
Part 17 : Night-Time Bonanza | Part 18 : Hopewell Centre Top Floor
Part 19 : Wan Chai's Redevelopment Woes | Part 20 : A City of Contrasts
Part 21 : Streets on the Island | Part 22 : Sham Shui Po Ghetto & Street Life
Part 23 : Po Toi O Fishing Village | Part 24 : Skyline During Sunset
Part 25 : The Other Victoria Harbour | Part 26 : Cruising the Harbour
Part 27 : Sai Kung Seafood | Part 28 : Rich People's Views, Congested City
Part 29 : apm & Hillside Public Housing | Part 30 : Cheung Chau
Part 31 : The Peak
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