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   By JoeBlack on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 10:41 am:  Edit

Hi, I haven't gone camping for long time already...and I am planning to go during the Chinese New Year. However, safety is my first priority since we will go with some girls who never go camping before. Can anybody suggest some safety spots with good views for my reference? How's "Tung Lung Island"? You think they still have ship service during the New Year peiod? Many thanks for your help.......

   By JoeBlack on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 4:48 pm:  Edit

Hi, Joeblack again. I want to ask a few questions regarding the "Tap Mun" island. 1) Are there any difficulties for a beginner to walk from the pier to the camp site? 2) How long will it take? 3)Do they have police station on the island? 4) Do they have toilets and tape water at the camp site? 5)Do they have ferry during the Chinese New Year?
Many thanks to anyone who can give me advice on the above questions.........URGENT

   By toh on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 5:14 pm:  Edit

For your second question,
It is very easy to walk there all artificial road if u are talking the place next to the basketball yard. It take less than 20 minute. Yes there is a mini police station before the road go up to the camp site. For 4 I don't remember. For 5 I think so.

   By Webmaster on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 6:53 pm:  Edit

For your first question,
Very Easy,anyone can walk there, it is like walking from your home to 7 - Eleven.

For Question 4, I don' t think they have toilet
there at the camp site, but there are lots of
bushes very you can "dump" your belongings.

For tap water, you can get some near the police
station. And at the pier near the Temple.

See picture http://www.hiking.com.hk/org/winter/

   By JoeBlack on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 9:55 pm:  Edit

Thanks "Toh" & "Webmaster". So, it means "Tap Mun" is not the place for girls to go.........am I right? I just contact the ferry office and they said they have no service on Feb 5 until Feb6.... Can anybody suggest some places for us to go, starting from Feb 5 to Feb 7? We have two girls to go together. That's why we would like to find a safty place and easier to go. I like to go to "Tung Lung" but I am afraid it is a little bit danger during that time because not so many people will go there during Chinese New Year.......What do you think?

   By Nature Lover on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 11:31 pm:  Edit

JoeBlack,

Why did you say that Tap Mun was not suitable for girls to go camping? Do you mean the absence of toilets at campsites? Even if there are toilets at campsites, girls may not be willing to go because of the smell. And many campsites do not have toilets nearby.

In my opinion, Tap Mun is a very safe place to camp (and also a very suitable place for girls to camp) because it won't take you much time/efforts to get to the campsite.

BTW, to Webmaster: Discussion forum 的版面好像有些少唔同驉H

   By Hans on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 11:46 pm:  Edit

JoeBlack:
去青年旅舍吧!
哪埵閉~手間同埋, 重有電話[! 保証好安全!
不要忙記:青年旅舍除左可以宿營之外, 重可以露營!
但|少左D樂趣!

Hans

   By Webmaster on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 12:20 am:  Edit

To Nature Lover :
What do you mean there is a different look in Discussion Forum ?
Can you elaboarte a little bit ?

   By JoeBlack on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 10:50 am:  Edit

Thanks everybodies........ Hey, Nature Lover, I basically agree with your argument. But my friends are the foreigners and I do like to pick a place with better facilities. I think it is kind of shame that our country has limited facilities in the camp sites!! But for "Tap Mun", do you think it is quite windy during this period? How's "Nam Shan" at Lautau Island and "on Pan" at Shai Kung? Do they have better facilities? How's the views over there?

   By toh on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 7:01 pm:  Edit

for Tap Mun It is very windy. 2 years ago I go there in November and already very cold.

but come on in this time of year every trip become a glacier trip la(冰河之旅)

   By muddy boot on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 11:06 pm:  Edit

For safety,go to Shui Long Wow for it is near to country park office.For convenience,go to Hau Tong Stream campsite or Hok Dau campsite which have modernised kitchen and toilet.They are easily accessed by public transport.

   By JoeBlack on Thursday, February 03, 2000 - 2:19 am:  Edit

Thanks toh and muddy boot. For Hau Tong Stream and Shui Long Wow, which place has better view or even sea view? How's Nam Shan at Lantau Island?

   By toh on Thursday, February 03, 2000 - 5:47 pm:  Edit

Both place don't have sea view, Hau tong Stream is near Wong Shek

Shui Long Wow is in Sai Sa road. Remember both place need to walk a up hill road for about 15 minutes.

For scenic, both not very special but very nice countryside feel law. I didn't go to Nam Shan ar.

   By Manson Tsang on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 3:37 pm:  Edit

Joeblack,

關於campsite的問題, 我相信其他朋友已經給了很多有用update的info, 我無用再贅述喇...但我自己的意見是, 很多時你想選擇認為設備良好, 安全性高的campsite大多是很易到達的, 而相對地也較多人去, 較骯髒(這個一直令我們愛好大自然的網友痛心疾首, 有時camping不太流行, 設備少反而令郊野更清潔, 很無奈) ...所以你的目的如果是想到較為寧靜的地方camp, 未必很適合. 其次, 大多易到的campsite都不會有很旖旎的風光, 你真的要到較偏遠的郊外, 至少離開大路一段距離, 才可體驗荒郊野外camping的樂趣, 所以安全性及設備與明媚風景區大多不相容呀! :) 或者帶你的朋友由淺入深, 先到易到的campsite, 再到設備較少, 風景較美的campsite, 這樣他們或\好快接受camping的樂趣啦! :) 不知諸君同意否?

   By Sniper on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 2:37 am:  Edit

Joeblack:
I don't think it's a shame that our country park has limited facilities at campsite. It's really a shame that our country parks are always full of rubbish. Where are your friends from ? Everybodys knows beautiful country places are not easily accessed by public transport. You'll better ask them staying in a hotel with good facilities .

   By JoeBlack on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - 9:34 pm:  Edit

Hi Manson Tsang. Your advice is really logical and reasonable. I absolutely agree with you. Thanks for your sincerity and your advice. Indeed, I finally picked Nam Shan at Lantau Island to be our campsite. As you said, the place is easily accessed and well-equipped but the view is not too good. However, I can't feel the place is safe enough because we cannot find any people there besides us. You know what. As I already expected that nobody would go camping during Chinese New Year, I brought two locks together for locking on the door of my tent........quite funny.....I never did that before. But it was a good place for those beginner.........

   By Chu Chai Pau on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 11:55 am:  Edit

Dear Friends,

We are looking for camp sites at Tap Mun for a small group of children?

we wish the site could be kept some distance away from the crowd, near the coast (fishing) with stream water.

The group can normally handle 6 hours normal trails daily.

many many thanks for your information, maps and or photos.

Best regards,

CHU Chai Pau


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