Hong Kong Hiking Web:
| By 剛路過 (Qqkk) on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 1:58 pm: Edit
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| By 靈山子 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7:51 pm: Edit
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I suppose they might be encouraging hikers going alone solitarily into the wilderness. Yeah, that's my usual practice. It's a way of getting into the peace and freedom (letting go), an ideal of what the so-called “親近大自然” should be.
> "Like smoking, please quit hiking, go shopping and be HEALTHY."
Wow! SY, I agree with you. The previous post has to be a joke. I can't imagine any educated person could be so completely ignorant as to compare hiking with smoking!
| By SY on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11:53 pm: Edit
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This is a propaganda trying to brainwash the public against the local hiking groups so as to make way for the "authority" to monopolize the country side and the geo parks. Ironically they are the ones who are least experienced and ill-informed in the wilderness and may have never set foot on the esxotic places in the wilderness.
The hiking groups had been running in the territory for at least half a century and serious accidents are extremely rare. The so-called geo parks areas were actually discovered and constantly being visited by the local groups. Without there disclosure of them the "authority" won't even know the existence of such places of immense beauty.
These wild places do not belong to, nor possessed by anyone in high places. They belong to every citizen. The dangers and risks anticipated by such propaganda are exaggerated. Hikers experienced or not are extremely self-protective. Those trying to obsessed themselves by the beliefs of "zero accident" are looking at these lovely places from the point of view of an inexperiened non-hiker with serious height phobia. They know nothing about the ability of the general hikers. They don't even know what winds are blowing in what seasons and the corresponding coastal water conditions. And when is the proper time to land,or how to land safely on the remote islands. Ask any fishing folks and they will tell how ignorant and unrealistic such fearful remarks are! Safety precautions are essential, but proposals that are unrealistic and with hidden agenda are appalling and are truly misleading to the public.
In order to provide safe hiking service in the future, we are proposing hiking without application may be subjected to maximum penalty HK$XXXX and XX years in prison.
HK tax payers have invested so much money to keep HK green and provide free helicopter service. Moreover, there are so many high value added private property on the hill. We must protect the rights of the owner to preserve the view and the road around the owner's property. Your appearance on the hillside will induce a certain degree of affection to the scenery (offence visual environment conservation ordinance), lower the flat price and even damage our breeding economy after Tsunami. Be a responsible citizen. Like smoking, please quit hiking, go shopping and be HEALTHY. We have received many complaints to request for censorship of free network hiking activity. Please submit your valuable comment before the deadline Apr 27, 10. Let's keep it up to make HK cleaner.
| By Wing on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:03 pm: Edit
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