The unique geographical features of Sai Kung have made it the “Back Garden of Hong Kong” nowadays. And yet, this
During the Anti-Japanese War, the undulating hills and countless bays of Sai Kung sheltered the guerrillas of the Hong Kong Independent Battalion to attack the Japanese army and to save those engaged in cultural work of
Sai Kung is a community made up of urban and rural areas. However, urbanization had posed great challenges to the original residents of Sai Kung. With the gradual decline in fishery and agriculture in 1960s, a lot of young villagers had moved to the urban areas or even overseas for a living. In many of the villages, only the elderly were left behind with tenants moving in from urban areas. In spite of this, those who had migrated overseas or those who had moved to the urban areas for a living keep in touch with their relatives living in the village. They will come back to the village for celebrations, festivals or religious activities. This is a practice hard to come by. Hence, the traditional local culture of Sai Kung plays an important role in reuniting people and linking up the urban and rural areas.
The High Island Reservoir, which was originally a beautiful inlet, contributes tremendously to solving the fresh water shortage problem of
Reference: MA Muk-chi et al, extract of Foreword (P. 9-10), "The History and Heritage of Sai Kung" (Sai Kung District Council,
MA Muk-chi et al, extract of Foreword (P. 9-10), "The History and Heritage of Sai Kung" (Sai Kung District Council,