Mo Tat

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Mo Tat Wan Pier

Mo Tat (Chinese: 模達) is a small village in the southern part of Lamma Island, Hong Kong, on the spur of land that juts east and faces Aberdeen. The village is composed of three different areas: Mo Tat Wan (模達灣) along the beach, Mo Tat Sun Tsuen (模達新村; "Mo Tat New Village") on the hill and Mo Tat in the valley.

The village has no shops or commercial centre, although there is a restaurant near the ferry pier.

Luxury project plan[edit]

A luxury project including a marina, spanning across Tung O Wan to the northern part of the bay, hotel, residential homes and 500 berths for yachts has been proposed by a joint venture between Agile Property Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed company focusing on mainland real estate, and local company King Wong Development. The nearby waters would become a venue for international sailing races like the Volvo Ocean Race.

A six-star spa hotel at Shek Pai Wan remains in the blueprint and new roads are proposed to provide access. The developer will also suggest preserving abandoned houses in the 300-year-old Mo Tat Old Village as a cultural heritage spot, and setting up organic farms in the area.

The development site boundary would be 200 to 300 metres away from Sham Wan, a nesting ground for the endangered green turtle in the south of Lamma which is listed by the government as a "site of special scientific interest" with restricted entry. Alan Leung Sze-lun, senior conservation officer for WWF Hong Kong, said his group was very worried about the project's impact on the endangered species.[1]

Transport[edit]

There is a public ferry running between Aberdeen and Mo Tat operated by Chuen Kee Ferry. Ferries run to Central from Sok Kwu Wan, a village 20 minutes by foot from Mo Tat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SCMP: Bid for luxury project on Lamma revived South China Morning Post Mar 14 2011

Coordinates: 22°12′28.4″N 114°8′43.42″E / 22.207889°N 114.1453944°E / 22.207889; 114.1453944