Historic site in need of attention

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 June, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 June, 1993, 12:00am

AS a New Territories tour guide I would like to question the scruffy practice of dumping junk in just about every hedge, corner and gutter in the NT.

Does anybody monitor this? Is there not a penalty for contributing to this unsightly mess? I recently took a group of English ladies to the Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda in Ping Shan, Yuen Long. What a mess! The Tin Shui Wai new town seems to have dumped enough rubble to reclaim the whole of Chek Lap Kok around Hongkong's oldest monument.

The pagoda has stood there, losing a floor or two in typhoons, since the 14th Century to fend off evil spirits, coming from the north. Well, I don't know how evil it is, but Tin Shui Wai is just north and it most certainly came! I just hope that the responsible party is planning to tidy the area in a manner befitting Hongkong's oldest standing structure.

CRAIG CHAPMAN Nooks & Crannies Aberdeen


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