Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Aberdeen & Ap Lei Chau

Aberdeen was once a major fishing community and its typhoon shelter was home to these boat people. However, these days, the number of boat people has dwindled and there are more luxury yachts parked around here instead.

A commuter sampan takes passengers across the typhoon shelter from Aberdeen to the residential island of Ap Lei Chau.

Ap Lei Chau has a limited waterfront promenade to enjoy the typhoon shelter. Too bad it doesn't stretch all the way around the duck tongue-shaped island that gives its name.

The island is also quite dense with lots of residential buildings.

The waterfront promenade resumes at another housing estate which overlooks the exit point of the typhoon shelter. When typhoons whip up the waves, lower floor residents better keep their windows closed.

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