Yuen Long – beyond the highway

When Yuen Long Bypass was constructed to ease traffic congestion from road haulage via Lok Ma Chau crossing, the designers used the only tools available to them: a ruler and pair of compasses. If there was a hill or a village on the alignment, it was squished or severed, with no subtlety.

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Perhaps the deal for this village (photographed from the bypass embankment) was that they could ignore the three-storey planning rules concerning new territories houses.

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