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    Default Bowling-ball Villa, Ting Kau village, Tsuen Wan (NT), Hong Kong, August 2017


    1. The History
    This is probably the only place on my HK trip that I have zero info on. There’s no info on the villa itself which is perhaps not surprising given the house is nothing extra-ordinary in itself. It sits in the village of Ting Kau in the west Tsuen Wan District, New Territories. Ting Kau Village is near the shore and its small beach was once popular with HK bathers. Unfortunately the water quality was affected by the treated water injected into Victoria Harbour and it lost popularity. Ting Kau is perhaps most famous for Ting Kau Bridge, spanning the Rambler Channel, from Ting Kau to Tsing Yi Island. In 2003 it was in the news for the wrong reasons when a double-decker bus plunged into the Village leaving 21 passengers dead and 20 injured.

    2. The Explore
    This was a total chance find. I’d seen what looked to be an abandoned house from the window of my hotel (see this report). When I made my way down to the village to investigate I found this place next to it covered by the trees. On this visit my camera completely misted up. That’s what happens in HK when you leave the cool air-conditioned hotel room for the hot and humid climes outside. In the end I gave up and took pictures on my phone. So photogenic was this house that I vowed to return the next day having given my camera time to acclimatise. This place has clearly been abandoned for some time and was relatively easy access. From the outside it’s nothing spectacular and inside there isn’t much left. But in terms of decay and photogenic qualities this house was right up there. I got as many decent photos from this one place as whole ghost villages. Anyhow, enough waffle. Here’s the pix.

    3. The Pictures

    This looks interesting:

    img2749 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2750 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2752 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Front view:

    img2632 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Random bowling ball from which I got the code-name:

    img2690 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Outside loo:

    img2638 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Standing guard still…

    img2633 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Old light switch:

    img2692 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Outside looking in:

    img2691 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    In we go..

    img2637 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    What a sight!

    img2640 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2684 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Old fridge:

    img2641 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Part of the original floor:

    img2687 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Half a surf board:

    img2685 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Bathroom in need of attention:

    img2683 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2681 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Upstairs we go:

    img2647 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Very old air-con unit:

    img2652 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Peek out on to the balcony:

    img2656 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Rusty window frame:

    img2660 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sweet decay:

    img2662 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This room was particularly photogenic:

    img2667 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Loving this stair railing:

    img2673 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Banyan tree root:

    img2676 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Wall of decay:

    img2677 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    OK…that’s it for my HK reports. Hope you enjoyed them!
    Last edited by HughieD; 20th Sep 17 at 13:16.

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    If that's your Grand Finale then its a good one to bow out. Pretty well derelict this one but the Banyan tree just goes wild.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    I enjoyed the posts from your trip, Thanks
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    Very nice Hugie, thanks for sharing :)

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    Cheers folks. That's it from my latest HK Trip. Plenty more to see next time!

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    I'm always surprised at how much you manage to find in HK!
    Nice work fella
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    Love the twisted trees and the metal work!
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    Been lurking around here for a while and been enjoying your HK reports. Just wanted to say thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sludden View Post
    Been lurking around here for a while and been enjoying your HK reports. Just wanted to say thanks!
    Pleasure mate. Glad you enjoyed them!

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