The Lesser Islands

John Strickland

in Southern District Officer Reports

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028382
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207400 | DOI:
 The Lesser Islands

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This chapter provides reports from administrative officers' visits and trips to the Lesser Islands composed of Ping Chau, Ni Kwu Chau (Hei Ling Chau), Chau Kung To, Tsing Yi Island, Cheung Chau, Po Toi Island, and the Soko Islands. It explains that the islands are smaller in size but not in importance, for the Lesser Islands include two of the District's largest centres of population, Cheung Chau, with a population of 18,500, and Ping Chau, the population of which varies between 3,500 and 3,800 depending on the number of workers being employed by the Great China Match Factory. It further reports that four of the islands are important as markets and noted for their industries: Cheung Chau (soy sauce, preserved fruit, shipbuilding and repairing, salt fish, leather), Ma Wan (shrimp paste), and Tsing I (lime kilns).

Keywords: Lesser Islands; Ping Chau; Ni Kwu Chau; Chau Kung To; Tsing Yi Island; Cheung Chau; Po Toi Island; Soko Islands

Chapter.  22415 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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