Kau Sai Chau artwork “Sails” has been temporarily removed to facilitate the Hung Shing Festival events.

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High Island | island map

High Island

High Island, formerly known as Dragon Boat Bay, was named after the long, narrow boats that were once used by local residents for transportation. Another version suggests that in the past, many ships passed through the waters of Leung Sheun Wan, including those transporting food and goods. Leung Sheun Wan also served as a shelter and a supply station for ships to replenish their food and water. In fact, the Chinese name for this bay reflects its historical role as a supply station for ships. It used to be the largest island in the Sai Kung area, but in 1969, two dams were built to connect it to the Sai Kung peninsula, forming the High Island Reservoir. There are four villages on Leung Shuen Wan: the Hakka villages Tung A, Pak A and Pak Lap, and the fishing village Sha Kiu. In the past, fishermen anchored their boats in the bay in front of the Tin Hau temple. The name “High Island” reflects its distinctive feature as the highest island in the Sai Kung area, with a peak 278 metres above sea level.