Tang Lung Chau

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Tang Lung Chau
Traditional Chinese 燈籠洲

Tang Lung Chau (Chinese: 燈籠洲; Sidney Lau: Dang1 Lung4 Jau1) is a small island located off the south coast of Ma Wan to the north-west of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is administratively part of Tsuen Wan District.


Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse
Kap Sing
Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse.JPG
Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse
Tang Lung Chau is located in Hong Kong
Tang Lung Chau
Hong Kong
Location Tang Lung Chau
Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°20′23.1″N 114°03′47.6″E / 22.339750°N 114.063222°E / 22.339750; 114.063222
Year first constructed 1912
Foundation concrete basement
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal skeletal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 37 metres (121 ft)
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number P3530.6
NGA number 19520
ARLHS number HOK-004
Hong Kong number



Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse and the former light keeper's house, located on Tang Lung Chau, was declared a monument on 29 December 2000.[3]

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, unmanned and automated, is now under the management of Marine Department.[4]

There is a bedroom, a kitchen, a latrine and a store room in the adjoining brick light keeper's house.[4] There was no spring or fresh water supply on the island so the light keeper of Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse used rainwater which was collected from the roof and then diverted into an underground tank.[4]

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  1. ^ Hong Kong The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 14 December 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 14 December 2016
  3. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office - Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse
  4. ^ a b c The Geographical Information System on Hong Kong Heritage

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