Rest assured security guard Faqir Khan is on top of things. If he gazes in one direction, he sees Hong Kong Island. A slight turn, and he is eyeing the new Chek Lap Kok airport. Another, and he can see Shenzhen. In fact, there is little Mr Khan and his nine-man team can't spot from their vantage point on the summit of Tai Mo Shan, at 957 metres the territory's tallest peak. Amid the swirling clouds, the guards watch over the site of a radar being constructed for the new airport. Showing few signs of stress on a sweltering June day, Mr Khan, 53, grinned as he planted himself on his fold-up seat in the fresh breeze - a world away from his 21 years as an armed guard at the Bank of East Asia in Tai Po. 'They are very dangerous now. You see robberies approaching 1997, it is very dangerous. Two times robbers came in, but I stopped them.' Asked how, he said he instructed the culprits to 'Go other way otherwise we will shoot'. Except for contractors and engineers, hikers are the only people to have ventured near the site since the Government commissioned security two months ago. The Pakistani guards live in a nearby former military building. Inside the reception office sits an ageing radio, to which Mr Khan points proudly as his main source of entertainment throughout the six-day week. He reads, plays cards, does some early morning Tai Chi and sometimes walks 'downstairs' to a manned checkpoint on the steep approach road. The nearest shop is kilometres away, so the guards have pooled their money to buy a second-hand car they use to fetch supplies from Tsuen Wan market. And they keep an eye on their vegetable patch near the site entrance sprouting pumpkins, chillies, tomatoes and potatoes. After 31 years in Hong Kong, the veteran guard is planning to return to his home near Islamabad, where he will join his wife on a family farm and hopes to buy some land.