Tang Lung Chau
|Tang Lung Chau|
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
|Location||Tang Lung Chau
|Year first constructed||1912|
|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.|
|Hong Kong number||
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.
There is a bedroom, a kitchen, a latrine and a store room in the adjoining brick light keeper's house. 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.
- List of lighthouses in Hong Kong
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View of Tang Lung Chau from the Tsing Ma Bridge. The skyline of Hong Kong Island is visible in the background.
- Hong Kong The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 14 December 2016
- NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 14 December 2016
- Antiquities and Monuments Office - Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse
- The Geographical Information System on Hong Kong Heritage
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- Aerial view on Google Maps
- Map of Tang Lung Chau
- Ha, Louis; Waters, Dan (2001). "Hong Kong's Lighthouses and the Men Who Manned Them" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch. Vol. 41: 281–320. ISSN 1991-7295.