Yung Shue Wan

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The village of Yung Shue Wan from the ferry terminal.
Yung Shue Wan tenement homes reusing old materials.
Yung Shue Wan bay boats rest in the low tide.

Yung Shue Wan (Chinese: 榕樹灣, Banyan Bay) is the main population centre on Lamma Island, Hong Kong, China. It has a population of approximately 6,000.

Features[edit]

The village is a mix of residential properties, shops and restaurants. Yung Shue Wan gives a Mediterranean feeling when walking through it. In addition to the indigenous residents, the quiet and laid-back lifestyle make it an attractive and popular living location for middle-class commuters. It is popular with expatriates.

There is a Tin Hau Temple in Yung Shue Wan.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Yung Shue Wan can be reached by ferry from the Outlying Islands Ferry Pier No. 4 in Central, which takes about 25 minutes, or from Aberdeen, which takes about 40 minutes.

Lamma Island ferry collision[edit]

On 1 October 2012, at approximately 20:20 HKT, a ferry and another passenger vessel collided off Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong.[2] The day was the National Day of the People's Republic of China, and one of the ships was headed for the commemorative firework display, scheduled to take place half an hour later. With 39 killed and more than 100 injured,[3] the incident was the deadliest maritime disaster in Hong Kong since 1971.[2]

See also[edit]

The Fountainhead bar in Main Street, Yung Shue Wan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tin Hau Temple, Yung Shue Wan
  2. ^ a b Armstrong, Paul; Mullen, Jethro (2 October 2012). "At least 37 killed in Hong Kong's deadliest ferry accident in decades". CNN. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hong Kong boat crash off Lamma Island kills 36". BBC News. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 22°13′35″N 114°6′43″E / 22.22639°N 114.11194°E / 22.22639; 114.11194