Escape To the Islands
By cable car, direction Lantau, from Tung Chung metro station (www.mtr.com.hk). A 25-minute ride on the Ngong Ping 360 (www.np360.com.hk/ en/) offers stunning views of the airport, sea and scenery. On your arrival: the path to Big Buddha and a moment of calm; souvenir shops, restaurants and attractions focusing on Hong Kong’s cinematic heritage.
By ferry, from the Central Ferry Piers (www.nwff.com.hk/ public/home.php) which heads to the islands of Cheung Chau, Peng Chau and Lamma. www.hkkf.com.hk
Eating like a local:
In both Cheung Chau and Lamma it’s no mean feat deciding where to eat given the huge array of tempting seafood restaurants that greet you as you arrive! Go with your instinct and make a beeline for venues favoured by the locals…
Taking in the sights:
Discover the wealth of hidden natural treasures on Hong Kong’s many islands: flora, fauna, deserted beaches, walking trails… www.discoverhongkong.com