Two maps highlighting the beauty of Lantau Island, and potential projects – along with links to more info, including on great places to visit.
Lantau is surely one of the loveliest islands in China; yet it is threatened by a slew of potential projects, including a logistics “park”, a huge bridge, various reclamations (all included in a Concept Plan for Lantau), as well as a container terminal on an artificial isiand, and an LNG terminal on the nearby Soko Islands.
Here are two maps – highlighting the beauty of Lantau Island today, and the potential projects – along with links to more info, including on great places to visit.
They were produced with support from Civic Exchange, info from Green Lantau Association; maps by KC Holiday; design by Martin Williams, who also provided photos, as did Paul Melsom, Alan Leung, Jenny Quinton and Clive Noffke.
Move your mouse over this map, and you will find links to pages linking to further information on some of the great places to visit – both on Lantau, as well as nearby islands, plus info on dolphins.
Links to further information on Lantau concrete plans – and alternative plans
On this site, there’s a section with News n Views re Lantau Island, with items including:
Concept Plan for Lantau – not balanced and not sustainable – Hong Kong Outdoors’ response to the government’s Concept Plan for Lantau;
A Sustainable Development Plan for Lantau, Hong Kong – an alternative plan, from HK Outdoors with help from others;
Chinese version of the Sustainable Development Plan for Lantau, Hong Kong (in forum thread re the plan); and
Submission to Legco re Lantau Plans – a submission I made to the Legislative Council, as director, Hong Kong Outdoors (for written submission, also appended the response to the concept plan, comments by hkoutdoors visitors, and the sustainable development plan).
Living Islands Movement website has plenty of info, currently via “archives” link.
Response to Public Consultation on Concept Plan for Lantau – from Hong Kong Democratic Foundation.
‘Comments on ‘Concept Plan for Lantau’ – from Conservancy Association.
Response to the Concept Plan for Lantau Consultation Digest – from Friends of the Earth.
Download these maps for printing (you might need to Ctrl-click or somesuch to save; simply clicking on these links should lead to very detailed maps in your browser):