Even some of Hong Kong’s most beautiful and remote beaches suffer from hazardous waste. Last year I spotted two syringes on the beach while hiking along the coastline to Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung. Just last weekend I happened upon another nasty object.
I’m not sure if this is the result of illegal dumping of medical waste offshore, or from something else, but either way, it’s enough to scare me. If you see one, there must be many more.[photopress:sai_wan_beach_sai_kung_hong_kong_HK.jpg,full,pp_image]
It’s sad to think of such remote spots, unspoiled by buildings, still being tainted by the detritus of the city.
To be specific, the beach was Sai Wan, which is on the way to Tai Long Wan from Sai Kung.
Please exercise caution!
To see more images of the beach (without scary objects,) and get directions, go here.