That’s a lonely island situated in central territories Hong Kong. Literally, abandoned and forgotten.
You land your flight in the Hong Kong Chap Lap Kok International Airport, get on the MTR to settle your luggage in your hotel... You are taking the Airport Express Line, interchange in Tsing Yi Station...Welcome to the hustle and bustle of the Asia's World City.
Typical tourists visiting Hong Kong rarely hear about Ma Wan. As it does not offer you any shopping experience like Tsim Sha Tsui, nor glamorous dinner like Aberdeen, nor spooky atmosphere like Mongkok.
Escaping from the crowd
It was a brief sojourn back to the City, during Lunar New Year. That allows me to experience the hustle and bustle of urban life again. According to the Hong Kong SAR Government, the influx of tourists to the City during as at February 2015 was 11,015,387 visitors.
What does it mean to have more than 11 millions of visitors in your home? Hong Kong’s current population accounts for about 7 millions. Just try to imagine every 10 people you meet in the community, 9 of them are tourists.
Well, sometimes it’s more desirable to go somewhere more quiet. Ma Wan can be somewhere good for a undisturbed walk.
Located in the heart of HK
Take a look at its geographic location, it’s about 15 km from Tsuen Wan West Railway, 10 km from Lai King MTR, and a brief 15min of ride by ferry from Tsuen Wan pier.