The Wilson Trail is one of many official trails in Hong Kong and one of the four major routes, but there are countless ‘unnamed’ paths are at risk. Photo: Joyee Chan The Wilson Trail is one of many official trails in Hong Kong and one of the four major routes, but there are countless ‘unnamed’ paths are at risk. Photo: Joyee Chan
The Wilson Trail is one of many official trails in Hong Kong and one of the four major routes, but there are countless ‘unnamed’ paths are at risk. Photo: Joyee Chan
Mary Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Trail Mix by Mary Hui

Hong Kong’s trails are disappearing, but whose responsibility is it to name and maintain them?

  • If trails are ‘unnamed’ then they can disappear into oblivion as no one is designated to ensure they are maintained
  • Nameless trails can disappear under building work, as construction companies have no obligation to protect or replace them

The Wilson Trail is one of many official trails in Hong Kong and one of the four major routes, but there are countless ‘unnamed’ paths are at risk. Photo: Joyee Chan The Wilson Trail is one of many official trails in Hong Kong and one of the four major routes, but there are countless ‘unnamed’ paths are at risk. Photo: Joyee Chan
The Wilson Trail is one of many official trails in Hong Kong and one of the four major routes, but there are countless ‘unnamed’ paths are at risk. Photo: Joyee Chan
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Mary Hui

Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.