Peng Chau from above
|Location||West of Hong Kong|
|Area||0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||95 m (312 ft)|
|Highest point||Finger Hill|
|Constituency||Peng Chau and Hei Ling Chau|
|Elected Member (District Council)||Josephine Tsang Sau-ho|
|Population||6,487 (2016) (includes Hei Ling Chau)|
Peng Chau has an area of 0.99 square kilometres (0.38 square miles). The tallest point of the island is Finger Hill, which is 95 metres (312 feet) in height and provides hiking opportunities for those who seek them.
In 2003, the island was undergoing land degradation restorative work.
There are several temples on Peng Chau, including:
- Tin Hau temple (天后廟), built in 1792
- Golden Flower Shrine, dedicated to Lady Kam Fa (金花娘娘)
- Lung Mo Temple (龍母廟)
- Seven Sisters Temple (仙姐廟)
The island is also the site of the, now defunct, Peng Chau Theatre (坪洲戲院).
The main mode of transportation on the island is the bicycle, or on foot. As a general rule, motor vehicles are not permitted on the island, the only exceptions being emergency services, construction and village vehicles used for the transport of goods around the island.
Peng Chau is accessible by a ferry (Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry) from Central on Hong Kong Island, or by ferries from Cheung Chau via Mui Wo and Chi Ma Wan (New World First Ferry), or by Kai-to ferries from Discovery Bay on Lantau Island. Helicopters are sometimes used in medical emergencies.
Peng Chau is linked to Tai Lei Island by a bridge. The bridge is part of Peng Lei Road. It is a popular fishing spot.
Peng Chau is currently represented in the District Council by Josephine Tsang Sau-ho.
|Year||Name (English)||Name (Chinese)||Occupation||Notes|
|2014||Josephine Tsang Sau-ho||曾秀好||Security Worker|||
|2003||Wong Hoi-Yue||黃開榆||Company Director|||
|1994||Ma Chun-Tim||馬鎮添||Company Director|
|1991||Wong Hoi-Yue||黃開榆||Company Director|
|1988||Ma Chun-Tim||馬鎮添||Ivory Worker|
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