Category HK Outdoors

Shing Mun outings

shing mun forest

Though Shing Mun Reservoir is close to a densely packed residential district northwest of Kowloon, just a few minutes’ walk leads you well away from the city, and soon you are in a deep forested valley, with the reservoir beside…

HK Great Outdoors map

Here’s a map with clickable links to info on some of the best places in wild Hong Kong, several of which were featured in Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors  (copies no longer available). Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors – info briefly introduces…

About HK Outdoors

Hong Kong Outdoors was founded by writer, photographer and wildlife enthusiast Dr Martin Williams, to celebrate this many-splendoured place: as well as enjoying the city, you can discover rugged hills, hiking trails criss-crossing country parks, an internationally renowned wetland, waterfalls…

Non native trees Lantau

Another Bomb shell to hit Lanatu Island is the planting of 2 million  non native trees around Pennys Bay and Silver Mine bay by the Civil Engineeering Development Department CEDD and 100,000 Wedelia trilobata ground cover which is already invasive in the Pacific Islands.

Making Explore Wild HK

Explore Wild Hong Kong! is the first film to show the diverse and dynamic destination that Hong Kong really is, with tips on how to get to some of the best sites. Sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways, the film highlights…

Stanley Market, Hong Kong

Best known for its market, Stanley is a pleasant place for strolling around, with highlights including a temple and a small beach.

HK diving incidents

On behalf of the diving community I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Miss. Tong, who tragically died in a diving related accident over the weekend. This is now the 4th fatality in…

Rockit 2003 2004

Hong Kong’s Rockit Festival was held again in 2005, on 12th and 13 November 2005, with British band Feeder the only big name act, but worth the price of admission in themselves: see pages here on Rockit 2005. Here’s guff…

Mosquitoes in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, mosquitoes are pesky, but currently rarely carry diseases. For most of my time in Hong Kong, mosquitoes have been pretty much just an irritant – especially from spring to autumn, in and near woodland, and worst around…

HK diving

Hong Kong’s rocky reefs and coral communities shelter a diverse and exquisite range of fish and marine fauna Hong Kong is surrounded by sea. The approximate sea surface area is 1650 sq km, and dotted with some 200 islands. The…