Back in 1996-97, I was asked to take over some uncompleted field survey work for a proposed floodway bypassing Yuen Long town centre. I was tasked with doing a site walkover and recording anything of interest or value along the route, including ecology and heritage. Most of the western end of the site was abandoned agricultural land fringing sprawling unplanned villages. The villages had some interesting temples and shrines but the route had previously been razed to allow the construction of the Yuen Long southern bypass road, severing the links with the landscape to the north.
The eastern end of the site around Pok Oi Hospital was a different matter. South of Pok Oi Hospital was an array of cultivated lotus lilyponds.
To the east of the hospital was an attractive old building with its fung shui pond in tact.
And to the northeast, lies the habitation known as Tung Shing Lei, cut off from everywhere by the New Territories Circular Road.