Hong Kong Rocks
No, I;m not talking about the rock music scene of Hong Kong. Rock bands simply can't survive in the mainstream here today. They've almost all gone underground or gone away.
I'm not talking about Hong Kong bouncing in the recession. Layoffs, unemployment rate grows, businesses closing down are on everyday news.
I'm talking about Hong Kong rocks dating back to the dinosours ages.
Ma Shi Chau (traditional Chinese: é¦¬å±Žæ´² , literally meaning "horse excrement island") is one of the 235 islands of Hong Kong, under the administration of Tai Po District. It is located in Tolo Harbour in the northeast New Territories (near Sam Mun Tsai). It is connected with another island, Yim Tin Tsai, by a narrow strip of land that is only accessible when the tide is low.
Ma Shi Chau is part of the Ma Shi Chau Special Area, as it exhibits tombolo and tide features rarely seen in Hong Kong. It is the largest island of the four in the Special Area, the others being Yeung Chau (æ´‹æ´²), Centre Island (ä¸«æ´²) and an unnamed island near Yim Tin Tsai.
It has sedimentary rock dating back to the Permian period that is protected by its Special Area status.