We both felt that there was a really strange vibe about the whole island, from the large park island residential complex (something really creeps me out about these large residential complexes in Hong Kong), the bizarre Noah's Ark resort, the more local residential area which had been built for the residents who were evicted from the old village, and the old abandoned village itself. It was a strange mix of places, and there didn't seem to be many people around at all, the whole place felt a little like a ghost town.
Regardless, it's a great island to do a bit of exploring and see yet another side to Hong Kong. Make sure you take a camera, there's some good photo opportunities, here are a few highlights from my pictures.. (i'm still taking pictures with my phone, I am going to invest in a decent camera soon)
The first wrong turn lead us to a cemetery with some beautiful panoramic views..
You can walk around quite a few of the homes, there are quite a lot of belongings left behind and evidence the former life there. This drawing left underneath a staircase was particularly poignant.
A creepy chair..
There were a lot of posters protesting the eviction of the residents