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Make visitors pay to camp at Butterfly Beach Park in Tuen Mun

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2018, 7:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2018, 7:00pm

I am writing to express my feelings about people occupying campsites in Tuen Mun’s Butterfly Beach Park.

With its stunning scenery and easy accessibility, Butterfly Beach Park is an all-time favourite of both local families and holidaymakers, who can enjoy barbecues and camping there. However, it has become harder to camp in Butterfly Beach Park since the campsites are often found occupied.

These campsites may seem attractive to street sleepers or others who want to set up a temporary “home”, as this does not cost them a penny. Use of the campsites is on a first-come-first-served basis on application, and users can remain in each campsite for days. Also, the facilities there are well-maintained, with toilets, water taps, and refreshment kiosks.

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I think people who occupy the campsites for long periods of time are being selfish. Everyone should have the right to use the public facilities, and they are depriving others of their chance to enjoy the park. The government could think about charging for the use of the campsites. This might help to ensure that everyone at the campsite is there for camping and is not occupying the site as their home.

Christy Wong, Tseung Kwan O