Many hiking trails snake around the urban areas. In the old days, people used to hike across the hills between Tseung Kwan O and Kowloon. Today, these trails are once again open to explorers and exercisers alike. This tour begins in Tiu Keng Leng, and terminates in Yau Tong, passing several summits along the way.
After a few staircases, Tiu Keng Leng's residential skyscrapers appear above the vegetation.
Historical remnants remain. This engraving dates from the old days when Nationalist forces ruled this hill.
An abandoned government staff quarters building is now a home for the homeless.
To make room for urban development, hillsides were carved away and reinforced to prevent landslides.
A protective mesh prevents large rocks from tumbling into the city below.
A more arduous climb awaited to get to the lookout point at Mau Wu Shan.
Rennie's Mill is now a ruin. The business was started by a Canadian businessman in the 19th century, who committed suicide after it failed. Rumours of how he died gave rise to the area's name : "Tiu Keng Leng".
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