Monday, October 31, 2016

Grass Island (Tap Mun - 塔門)

1 hour (1 km)

Difficulty: 1/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 1 liter

Appreciation: 7/10. While it is very far and not easily accessible, Tap Mun is quite pretty and populated with friendly feral cows. Nice local food to have on the island as well. Snacks from the aunties (no uncles in sight for some reason)

Transportation: Ferry from the Ma Liu Shui @ University MTR station, or from the Wong Shek pier in Sai Kung. About 1h15 ferry

Why it's worth it:

The island is so small that I won't bother with trails there; there's one that circles the part of the island open for visit. Instead, I'll show you how to get to the island itself.

First way:
On weekends and public holidays, the bus 96R will take you from Diamond Hill MTR to Wong Shek Pier. Then take the ferry to Tap Mun from there

Second Way:
Take the ferry from University MTR station

University MTR exit A. Exit and go left
Stop by the sign right at the exit on the left

Here's how to get to the pier. About 10 minutes walk

Around and over the highway

Over the highway again, down the stairs on the left, then through. Then go through the parking lot. Once you are through all the roads, head left

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!