A tiny island
12km southwest of Hong Kong, Cheung Chau is the smallest of
the inhabited outlying islands yet it is the most populated
Lamma is Hong Kong third
largest of the outlying islands. However, it is less well-known
both to visitors and to Hong Kong residents. Measuring 13
sq. km, the island is lavished with beautiful green hills
and attractive bays.
Among all the outlying
islands, the greatest in size and possibly in atmosphere is
Lantau. With a land mass twice that of Hong Kong Island, Lantau
is still rather traditional, keeping with its rural village
Currently, these other
islands rely heavily on tourism to boost their development.
Although fishing was the major means of livelihood for the
islanders, the most profitable business is now restaurants.