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PUBLIC CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON LAND SUPPLY

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ollowing an eight-month study, the government-appointed Task Force on Land Supply released its report on April 26, outlining a number of options to meet Hong Kong’s population growth and future housing development needs.

The report proposed four separate options to increase the supply of land in the short term (10 years), namely developing brownfield sites, tapping into private agricultural land reserves in the New Territories, alternative uses of sites under private recreational lease, and relocation of consolidated land-extensive recreational facilities. Four further options were proposed to increase the supply of land in the medium to long term (10 to 30 years), specifically near-shore reclamation outside Victoria Harbour, construction of the East Lantau Metropolis (ELM), developing caverns and underground space, and more new development areas in the New Territories. According to opponents of the proposed ELM – which would see the reclamation of 1,000 hectares of land between Hong Kong and

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he Save Lantau Alliance (SLA) has raised renewed concerns regarding the practicality of building 14,000 new housing units on land to be reclaimed at Siu Ho Wan. The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) announced its initial plan for the land reclamation in January, however this has yet to go before the Legislative Council. A feasibility study for the 108-building development, which projections show would increase the local population by 37,800, is being conducted by the MTR Corporation.

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East Lantau – the projected population figure quoted in the Hong Kong 2030+ development plan was inflated from 8.22 million to 9 million people, which they say has led to the task force incorrectly claiming a 1,200-hectare land shortage in the long term. Concerned about the negative impacts on the natural environment of South Lantau, local activists are now urging residents to participate in the public engagement and ask questions about the assumptions made during the consultation process. Public engagement activities, including public hearings, smallgroup discussions, street stations and opinion surveys will be conducted between now and September 2018.

The SLA has also raised the question as to whether the new units will be designated as public or private housing. In a statement to Life on Lantau, the SLA said, “If the new provided land is only used for private housing, it will not solve the housing problem issue in Hong Kong.” The group is also concerned that the new buildings will create a ‘wall effect’ on the North Lantau shoreline, and says that the public was not properly consulted regarding the proposal.

Among the SLA’s concerns are the practicalities regarding infrastructure and whether the North Lantau Highway and existing public transport network will be able to cope with the resulting increase in demand.

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he Tai O Community Cattle Group (TOCCG) has launched a petition to implore the Hong Kong Transport Department (TD) to take action to combat the issues of speeding and reckless driving on South Lantau’s roads. The petition, launched on May 11, was organised by Lantau resident Kathy Daxon following an incident on May 8 in which a cow had to be euthanised after being hit by a car on South Lantau Road. The petition points out that since the government wishes to increase tourism to the island, additional measures should be put in place to accommodate the influx of people, buses and taxis. South Lantau residents are now demanding immediate action by the TD to ensure safer roads for pedestrians, drivers and animals. This is the second incident in recent months involving the death of a cow due to a collision in South Lantau. The previous incident took place on April 3 near Shui Hau.

Possible solutions to the issue put forward in the petition include the deployment of more traffic police officers in the affected areas, the installation of additional speed cameras and speed warning signs, lowering of the speed limit and the introduction of pedestrian crossings. To get involved and sign the petition, visit supporthk.org.

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WETLAND FILLING DEBACLE assertions in the Chief Executive’s Policy Address and the Sustainable Lantau Blueprint that it is committed to conserving the areas. According to Martin Lerigo, Living Islands Movement (LIM) committee member, both areas of land are zoned as Coastal Protection Areas, which precludes such destruction, however the status cannot be enforced due to a legal anomaly, something which Martin urges the government to resolve.

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Solutions put forward by LIM include resumption (compulsory purchase) of the land or the introduction of a ‘managed scheme,’ under which the government would rent the land from the landowners and turn the area into a formally managed wetland park. Martin, however, points out that this would be difficult given that the land is divided into hundreds of parcels, each with different owners. LIM is now urging local residents to take action and write to Robin Lee, head of the government’s Sustainable Lantau Office, to express their views and request that a viable solution be found to prevent further destruction in the future.


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By age 9, Rafi already knew he wanted to teach karate, and he sees his SKIF DB trainers, Andy and Zenny Kendall, as role models. “They have taught me a lot in my personal practice and also in my teaching methods,” he shares. The two traits that have stuck with him are patience and perseverance. Focusing on teaching the basic foundations of karate, Rafi advises students to “find your intention because everything stems from there [and to] know where you are going, know your end-goal.” It’s clear that Rafi lives and breathes karate, incorporating its ethos of respect and discipline into his daily life. He shares that he trains every day in order to sustain the level of expertise needed to teach his students productively. This is something he does not compromise on. So what first got Rafi into karate, aged six? He says he was inspired by his Dad, a mixed martial arts enthusiast, and by movies like Karate Kid. He was also inspired by Bruce Lee, not just through his movies, but also his way of life. “The both of us being Hong Kong natives also played a part,” Rafi concludes with a laugh. To book a class, contact Rafi at lantaukarate@gmail.com or 6074 9642 or via the Lantau School of Shotokan Karate Facebook page.


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report by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) estimates that Hong Kong’s three remaining landfills will be full by 2019. The report also shows that Hong Kong produces more rubbish each day compared to nearby cities at a similar level of development. For example, on average, each person in the Tokyo metropolitan area generates about 0.77 kilogrammes of trash daily compared to 1 kilogramme per day for a Taipei resident, while we in Hong Kong top them all by each producing 1.36 kilogrammes per day. The EPD hopes to reduce the average amount thrown out by each person to 0.8 kilogrammes per day by 2022. Hong Kong may seem clean, but its public services are straining to deal with the enormous amount of waste that we are 12  LIFE ON LANTAU June / July 2018

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producing. The SAR produced approximately 3.7 million tonnes of municipal waste in 2015 according to government records – the highest in five years. Ten of its landfill sites are now full, and being reinvented as parks, golf courses and sports grounds, with just a measly three remaining open. As a result, the EPD is proposing to forge ahead with plans for an Integrated Waste Management Facility on a newly constructed artificial island just south of Shek Kwu Chau. Estimates state that this one ‘mega-incinerator’ could burn about around 3,000 tonnes of waste per day on completion in 2024. However, this proposed solution is far from popular with residents, who are concerned that the incinerator will have a significant impact on air quality across the island, creating health risks for its population.


Few people reading this article will create the 1.36 kilogrammes of daily trash attributed to the average Hong Konger in the recent EPD report. We are aware that waste disposal is a serious problem territory-wide, but what more can we do to help? There are in fact many unique ways we as individuals can make a difference, and two people doing just that are Lantau artists Liina Klauss and Agnes Pang. Both women turn recyclable waste into beautiful pieces of art in order to motivate others in the community to up their game when it comes to trash creation and disposal. Upcycled art Tung Chung resident Agnes Pang understands and appreciates the work local environmentalists are doing to raise awareness about Hong Kong’s waste issue, however as an artist she believes in making a difference in another way. By creating beautiful artwork from recyclable rubbish, she helps people understand the issue of waste and feel personally connected to the problem. As an author, columnist, TV host, art and language tutor, Agnes believes it is her destiny to educate children and adults alike to create art, while at the same time learning about the negative impact of the rubbish that we throw away on a daily basis. Agnes has been promoting recycled art for six years, and she is also the founder of Draw 2 Art and Language Studio in Central, providing language courses and art classes for adults and children. “Besides teaching traditional drawing techniques and use of different media, we encourage students to recycle materials by using everyday items to make art craft,” she says. “We hope they can learn to protect the environment through reusing and recycling.” In November 2016, Agnes published her first bilingual book Agnes Recycles – Arts and Crafts. She also appears on various local TV programmes to share her views. Charity work is paramount

Shell flower pots, Agnes Pang

Flower Sea (foam nets and plastic files), Agnes Pang

for Agnes and she regularly organises events around Hong Kong to educate the community about the benefits and beauty of recyclable artwork. She is also a strong advocate of encouraging students to use waste to create artwork at school and at home. Agnes’ art pieces are very simple – she deliberately keeps her works small for easy display and transportation. She uses unwanted items, for example foam netting, bricks, shells and toilet paper rolls, to create beautiful pieces of art which demonstrate to the public that the “rebirth of garbage” can bring joy and happiness. “Art is like magic which can transform simple objects and ideas into delightful pieces. I feel like a magician when I turn things that people often neglect into something surprisingly beautiful,” Agnes says. Agnes is presenting A Green Spring, a selection of her upcycled artwork at the Central MTR Station (Exit J) through June 30.

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Environmental art Liina Klauss, a German art-activist who splits her time between Tong Fuk and Bali, specialises in art installations made from the man-made and natural waste she finds on beaches and in country parks. Influenced by Berlin street-art and environmentalism, her installations not only challenge our perception of art but also our behaviour as consumers and responsibility for nature.

1,000 Lost Soles, 2015, Liina Klauss

“When first coming across a non-gazetted beach in Hong Kong, I was shocked,” Liina opens. “These beaches looked like (and are still looking like) a dump. The sheer amount of rubbish made me feel totally helpless. Why wasn’t this in the news, in the papers, why did everybody look away? From there I had a choice to stay inactive and get depressed or use my own two hands, my voice and my creativity to do something about it.” Liina hit the headlines in 2013 when she joined forces with environmental group Plastic Free Seas (PFS) to create a 5-metre wide 50-metre long temporary installation, Waste Mountain Water No. 4 on Shui Hau Bay. Her concept was to collect all the trash on the beach, sort it by colour and lay it out in a rainbow. It took around six hours for Liina, PFS founder Tracey Read and around 50 volunteers to collect 100 80-litre bags of rubbish, not to mention two refrigerators, half a boat, a government rubbish bin, construction pipes and ropes used for shipping. “I made the ugly look beautiful, I turned rubbish into rainbows and people started looking,” Liina says. “This was the start of my environmental art. 14  LIFE ON LANTAU June / July 2018

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“When people look at my photographs they usually initially perceive the beauty and pleasing nature of the installations, only later comes the recognition that the colours are actually made up from lots of different pieces of trash. That’s hopefully the moment when we start thinking about our consumerist habits, our lifestyles and our relationship to nature.” River of Rubbish, 2014, Liina Klauss

In addition to her installations, Liina creates paintings, notably the Broken Dreams collection, made up of pieces of beach-found waste, broken down and colour coordinated. “It is the conflict between a single piece of waste, perceived as ugly, and the sum of colour, perceived as being the opposite, as being beautiful, which fascinates me,” she says. “Logic cannot understand this contradiction in perception and value: Is it still waste? When does it start to be beautiful?” Liina continues to motivate volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to help realise her temporary installations. For Lost Soles, an ongoing trash-land-art series, she is challenging Hong Kongers to collect 10,000 seaborne sandals from which she will create a large-scale, high-profile installation. This is Liina’s latest shout-out for support: “Help collecting to be part of a bigger picture; to create awareness to value more and waste less; to be the solution you want to see in the world; to connect; to simply be in nature.” Nothing trashy about that.

FIND IT • View Agnes Pang’s A Green Spring at the Central MTR Station (Exit J), or visit www.draw-2.com • Get involved with Liina Klauss’ ongoing Lost Soles project, via the Ecomarine Hong Kong Facebook page Lost ‘n’ Found, 2014, Liina Klauss

Waste Mountain Water No.4, 2013, Liina Klauss

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Discovery Mind’s summer programme, for children aged 15 months to 11 years, aims to develop essential skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Programmes include Jumpstart to Playgroup, Get Ready for Primary School, and Summer Fun. A free school bus runs between DB and the DMPS Tung Chung campus.

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Futuristic vision In this year’s Young Writers Competition, local secondary school students shared their thoughts on what Lantau could look like – and how its inhabitants might be living – in 2030+. James Allen introduces the finalists

Serena Wong, 13, DC, Eleanor Lambert, 14, DBIS, and Kayla Adara Lee, 14, YHKCC

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“I pretty much always carry a book with me. I look around me and everyone else is on their phones”

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hether it’s one day, one week or a decade away, we all at some point wonder what lies ahead, for ourselves and our homes. With personal and environmental challenges facing us all, budding local authors were tasked with bringing their visions of Lantau’s future to life in this year’s Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writers Competition (YWC). Mentors Peter Sherwood, Trisha Hughes and Sharon Le Roux sifted through this year’s submissions before choosing their finalists: Eleanor Lambert and Kayla Adara Lee, 14, and Serena Wong, 13. These writers stood out with their deeply descriptive, thought-provoking narratives, which could well serve as a warning to us in the coming years. The finalists’ stories represent just three of those submitted from students ranging from 11 to 17 years old, from Discovery College (DC), Discovery Bay International School (DBIS), YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (YHKCC), and farther flung Island School, West Island School and Singapore International School – the best response to the contest to date. After an online vote, the winner turned out to be Kayla Adara Lee (read her story on page 26), though all three young women wowed with their savagely dystopian perspectives. Kayla Adara Lee Kayla Adara Lee writes around 2,000 words each day and is a veteran of the YWC, having won in 2017. Now in Form 4 at YHKCC, she’s been pursuing her passion for writing since primary school. “I just really love to write, and writing competitions offer the opportunity for me to showcase my skills,” she says. “I want to keep winning the YWC until I become a mentor.” It turns out that Kayla was reading before she could speak, and still prefers books to social media or TV. “I pretty much always carry a book with me,” she says. “I look around me and everyone else is on their phones.” While she can’t commit to having a favourite book, Kayla loves George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series and reading “unpublished stuff online like Fan Fiction.” Interestingly too, she’s inspired by lyrics. “My favourite songwriter is Ryan Ross, he’s in Panic at the Disco,” she says. “He’s like the epitome of creativity and I’m trying to follow the way he sees the world.”

Kayla’s vision of Lantau in 2030+ is spare and symbolic; it’s also a call to action, in which there may still be time to save a futuristic Lantau that has fallen victim to commerce. “It’s kind of dystopian with a cyber undertone,” she says. “There’s not really a plot to be honest, it’s more of an account. We’re following the perspective of an omniscient being. It’s a bit grim; it’s like a corporate control, lack of autonomy sort of thing. I’m not really great at writing happy stories.” Mentored this year by Peter Sherwood, Kayla first entered the YWC to prove to herself and her family that she could make it as a professional writer. “I want to pursue a degree in English Literature,” she says, “and I wanted to prove to my family that I could actually be successful.” Serena Wong Serena Wong’s love of writing and words also stems from early childhood, when her Mum gave her as much reading material as she could handle. A Year 9 DC student, she’s now into fantasy, sci-fi and crime fiction, listing Sarah J Maas, Dan Brown, J.K. Rowling, Chris Colfer and Ray Bradbury as favourite writers. “A lot of my writing comes from the books that I read as a child. I was obsessed,” Serena says. “Now, I have a lot else going on – I love ballet and I dance every single day – but for a long time I’ve been considering putting my head down to write a proper book and sending it to a publisher to see what they think. I started writing something historic about a year ago.” For the YWC, mentored by Trisha Hughes, Serena focused on air pollution, depicting in her story a Lantau where everyone has been forced into underground dwellings to escape from the toxic air. “I mainly based it off real-life situations, especially the air pollution, so in about 2020 everyone had to be moved inside,” Serena says. “I know it might not sound extremely realistic but when you think how fast things are happening it might be possible.” Serena draws attention to the way we are doing irreversible damage to our home. “There are amazing things in Lantau and I like it for its greenery,” she says. “I wrote this because it’s a scary thought that it could all go away, especially with all the construction and everything that’s happening. It feels so gloomy when you have air pollution; it changes the whole atmosphere.” www.lifeonlantau.com

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PERSONA Eleanor Lambert A lover of classics such as Anne of Green Gables and Little Women, Eleanor Lambert has been reading avidly since kindergarten, rarely letting books get in the way of anything else in her life. “People would refer to me as ‘Ellie the Bookworm’ and I literally used to walk around and read all the time, but I’ve stopped that now,” she says, “it’s probably a bit dangerous!” A Year 9 DBIS student, Eleanor’s favourite subjects are Art, Design and Technology and English, and she plans to study Architecture at university. “I already have it planned out,” she says. “I wanted to be an interior designer first, but as my mum pointed out, architecture is more needed in the world.” In her YWC story, with Sharon Le Roux as her mentor, Eleanor describes a future Lantau not dissimilar from the one we live on now. “It’s a slight exaggeration of how things are,” she says. “I don’t see things changing that much in only a decade or so. I basically took problems that we’re having today, like littering and pollution, and looked a few years into the future. I think of the girl in the story as a really depressing version of me.” Eleanor’s image of the future includes seas choked with litter, apartment blocks blotting out the sun, and people so attached

to their personal devices that human interaction is but a distant memory. “My story doesn’t really have a plot but the girl used to live here; she’s come back and she’s looking back and it shows her memories of different times in her life,” Eleanor explains. “It’s about how Lantau isn’t really her home in the way it once was.”

This year’s YWC saw the mentors pick finalists Kayla Adara Lee, 14, YHKCC, Serena Wong, 13, DC, and Eleanor Lambert, 14, DBIS, and runners-up Renee Tan, 13, DC, Harsh Varde, 13, DC, and Cherry Tam, 14, YHKCC. The top three stories were then posted on the Around DB and Life on Lantau Facebook page for an online vote, April 17 to 22. Kayla placed first with 299 votes, Serena second with 83 votes, and Eleanor third with 57 votes. Our thanks go to competition sponsors Bookazine for providing the prizes – HK$1,000, HK$500, HK$400 and HK$200 book vouchers – and to DBIS for hosting the prizegiving on April 24 at the Globe Theatre.


SPOTLIGHT

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Lantau 2030+ By Young Writers Competition winner Kayla Adara Lee

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he southern winds have no power here.

Small island utopia, home to magnificent water buffaloes and blue skies. Built on vast swathes of tussocks, Lantau is home for the old man across the street, the dog that begs for scraps every evening. It’s home for all of us. We grew among the trees, free from the smoke machinations of surrounding lands. Slumbering volcanoes lie in repose along the coast, a cradle for the woodland creatures that now roam through the bushes and shrubs. Hundreds of millions of years ago, they battered and shaped the land into the near paradise it is today – an oasis in an urban world. The small scatterings of modernity have managed to peacefully coexist with their rural counterpart so far. Complacent and warm; the quintessential sun-warmed incubation of childhood. Underneath the iridescent surface, there lies the sinister encroachment of greying skies, that carry both the stench of pollution and corruption. For all the time that our kind have lived

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in this world, species have been born and died, both noticeably and silently. Sailors could once, on any given day, glimpse white dolphins leaping through the skies. Pods that engaged in play with tourists, careening and pirouetting for joy. But humans have not been kind. We’ve destroyed their habitats. Denied our faults. And still claim they live, despite none being seen since. Soon, perhaps, it may be our turn. Karma does have its repercussions. In our time, the hourglass drains faster. Gone by the multitudes, dying by the millions. We do not notice it until too late, until our ignorance has paid the price. We are but an island in a sea of skyscrapers, Atlantis against the world. A paradise soon to be lost. I see skies choked with dark smoke one day, then fleetingly pale and devoid of anything the next. Even the acrid smell is better than staring at the emptiness of the purely colourless dome overhead.


Kayla Adara Lee

We have caused the Sixth Extinction, a mass extermination of all we once took for granted The water buffaloes are gone, sunken into the deep bogs and fields that once grew wild until now. Presently, they lie trapped with every leaf and every blade of grass beneath a cobblestone surface. Big Buddha is gone, razed, and in its place, corporate beasts, 1,000-feet tall and twice as wide. We question if we have the power to stop what is coming for us. Of an age dark and terrible, when all that we’ve known will be forgotten from history – as easily as slipping into quicksand. It may be an inevitability, but we have the choice to delay it. We play deities both cruel and benevolent, after all; to the animals below us, it seems almost as if we have all the power in the world. The lilies in the next-door garden and the coalescence of stars in the night sky that I weave my irises through at night tell me

otherwise. We are merely human, susceptible to beauty and alone in the universe. It’s not too much to ask; the simple act of joining our hands to protect a single island. I am a jaded person, but a starling on my window sill never fails to let a smile play on my lips, if only for a few moments. I may be tired, but not enough to forget that I am angry. It is our fault, our inability to prevent the oil-slicked tide that allowed this to happen. We have caused the Sixth Extinction, a mass extermination of all we once took for granted. The next Ice Age will come, felling us by the dozens. We will retire into a cold slumber, all we’ve made taken back by the tides, until we’re as lost as the volcanoes of old. The starlings will no longer sing in their high sweet tongue – all thanks to being afraid of making a bit of noise. We may be one island amongst millions, but this is our home – the home of your neighbours, your friends, and your families. If not for you, then raise your voice for them. www.lifeonlantau.com

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FITNESS

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Talking to Emmerson Cosgrove, a surfing instructor at Treasure Island on Pui O Beach, James Allen discovers why surfers are fitter and more ripped than the average gym bunny

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ronzed Aussie ‘slackers’ catching the waves in New South Wales or Bali come to mind when we think of surfing, and for good reason. Conservative estimates put the number of surfers in Australia at about 2.5 million. Those numbers increase depending on who is asked, but industry leaders suggest that the number of surfers in Australia could make up as much as 10% of the population. While Hong Kong isn’t rated as one of the top surfing locations in the world, it has its share of beaches that provide a good range of challenges for beginner to advanced wave riders. Some of the most popular spots include Pui O, Tai Wan, Ham Tin, Sai Wan and, of course, Big Wave Bay. Over at Treasure Island on Pui O Beach, Emmerson Cosgrove teaches youngsters the basics of surfing during the Hong Kong surf season from June to August. He’s an advocate for the sport as a great way to keep fit while having fun.

“You definitely get fit from surfing,” explains Emmerson. “You do a lot of swimming, and it’s about 90% paddling and 10% surfing, so you get a good workout.” Getting that surfer bod It’s clear that surfers are doing something right when it comes to fitness, after all they get to have great bodies without ever heading to the gym. Emmerson is quick to explain that surfing requires dedication, hard work and coordination, as well as that fabled free-spirited attitude, and that it will quickly whip you into shape. In order to surf in, you have first to paddle out, and the act of paddling a board against the waves provides an intense upperbody workout that targets the muscles of the shoulders and back. A strong upper body is also developed through repeated ‘pop-ups,’ a staple move of every surfer’s repertoire. www.lifeonlantau.com

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FITNESS

You do a lot of swimming, and it’s about 90% paddling and 10% surfing, so you get a good workout Surfing also demands high levels of flexibility and balance – getting up on the board is only half the battle. Once surfers have popped up, there’s plenty of work to be done to stay up. They need to use a lot of muscles at the same time to remain stable, and the core is nearly always engaged. This can result in a fantastic mind-muscle connection, as well as those famous ‘washboard abs.’ While strong abdominal muscles may look great on the beach, they also serve to protect the back from injury, keep the body stable and balanced, and shield vital organs from external damage. At the same time as developing a strong midsection, surfing can also be a tremendous workout for the legs, especially the large quadricep muscles of the upper leg. When standing on the board, a surfer’s legs are almost permanently flexed in order to maintain rigidity and stability. The result of this over time can be very strong and stable leg muscles. Another benefit of surfing as a tool for fitness is that it’s lowaerobic and low-impact. Despite requiring a lot of swimming and paddling, surfers can pretty much go at their own pace, and once up on the board, they aren’t in too much danger of impacting or stressing joints. Despite its reputation as one of the trickier sports, Emmerson says surfing truly is something anyone can try… but don’t expect to be rushing into the water straight away. “When teaching someone to surf, we go through all the basics… what the board is, the parts of it, how to lie down properly, paddling,” he says. “You can begin as young as five years old, and we practice on the sand first to make people feel more comfortable before they get on the water.”

Paddling out, with a push from Emmerson at a Treasure Island surf camp

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It’s rewarding: Surfing has a relatively steep learning curve, so there’s a tremendous amount of satisfaction when you learn to stand on the board. It’s strengthening: You have to move and adjust to each wave or fellow surfer, so you’re constantly using different muscles, especially core muscles in the stomach, hips and lower back, in different ways.

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It’s a mood enhancer: When the sun’s ultraviolet B rays hit your skin, your skin cells manufacture vitamin D, which gives you a boost. The circadian rhythm of the waves also triggers feelgood chemicals in the brain.

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It’s a social sport: Rather than lifting weights solo in a darkened gym, you ride the waves with friends, which can keep you accountable and doing it regularly.

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ue to its good cultural mix and diversified audience, it’s no surprise that Hong Kong is a hub for world-class concerts, music festivals and expos. Following in the footsteps of superstars like Bruno Mars and Katy Perry, who played at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) earlier this year, Road To Ultra is making its indoor debut in Lantau on June 9, with comprehensive security enhancements being adopted to shape a fun yet safe event. AWE’s new Electronic Registration & Admission Security System (ERAS) provides an innovative and secure event admission solution for all events held at AWE. Initially launched for music events, concertgoers are required to register their real name while buying tickets. Not only does real-name authentication protect the rights of patrons, it also ups venue safety, since it’s possible to trace the identity of those engaged in illegal activities.

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ERAS also ensures that patrons can be notified of any urgent issues, such as typhoon arrangements, via SMS or email, meaning they can enjoy events to the full. Given the fervent response of Hong Kong concert-goers to large-scale music festivals, further enhancements will safeguard the arena and ensure good conduct. While explosive detectors will be introduced, narcotics detectors and sniffer dogs will be deployed to combat all incidents of drug abuse. During Road To Ultra, social workers will also be on hand to disseminate anti-drug messages and offer help to those in need. Bypassing the summer heat, the festival will be held indoors with designated resting areas and drinking water provided. Improved venue safety will ensure the festival’s success, while promoting the brand image of Hong Kong as an event hub. AWE is determined to join hands with organisers, professional bodies and patrons to combat crime and drug trafficking. Let’s work together to welcome more world-class events to AWE! Sponsored Content

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KAKURO LOGIC PUZZLE A Kakuro puzzle consists of a blank grid with sumclues to help you fill in the missing numbers. Can you fill all the empty squares using the numbers 1 to 9, so that the sum of each horizontal block equals the clue on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top?

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Life on Lantau June/ July 2018  

Life On Lantau is a community magazine for visitors and residents.

Life on Lantau June/ July 2018  

Life On Lantau is a community magazine for visitors and residents.

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