Tang Lung Chau

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View of Ma Wan, with Tang Lung Chau in the upper part of the picture
View of Tang Lung Chau from the Tsing Ma Bridge. The skyline of Hong Kong Island is visible in the background.
Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse.

Tang Lung Chau (Chinese: 燈籠洲) is a small island to the west of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. This island is located off the south coast of Ma Wan, and is administratively part of Tsuen Wan District.

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Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse and the former light keeper's house, located on Tang Lung Chau, was declared a monument on 29 December 2000.[1]

The Lighthouse, also commonly known as Kap Sing Lighthouse, was put into service on 29 April 1912; it is one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses in Hong Kong. It is a skeletal steel tower of 11.8 metres high with a white lantern on top. The steel tower and light apparatus were obtained from England. The lighthouse, now unmanned and automated, is now under the management of Marine Department.[2]

There is a bedroom, a kitchen, a latrine and a store room in the adjoining brick light keeper's house.[2] There was no spring or fresh water supply on the island so the light keeper of Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse use the rainwater which was collected from the roof and then diverted into underground tank.[2]

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Coordinates: 22°20′24″N 114°03′45″E / 22.3401°N 114.0624°E / 22.3401; 114.0624