Friday, September 18, 2015

Sai Wan beach & Sheung Lok Stream

This post will be mainly about how to get to Sai Wan Beach & the hidden gem there called "Sheung Lok Stream". One thing to bear in mind is to always rmbr tt the travelling time in HK is long & so, always set off early. Best timing is to do it before 12pm.

To get to Sai Wan beach, we took a bus from Mongkok outside Kwong Wah hospital which is located at 43 Dundas rd.

43 Dundas Rd (Off waterloo street), Outside Kwong Wah Hospital

 Image shown below is where the buses to Sai Kung are located at. The fastest way to get to this area is to go through Fa Yuen market & walked through the market till u reach the end. Turn left, & you will def see these buses.
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If you are planning to camp at the beach, find this store at Sai Kung Pier. They have all the supplies for camping & stuff. It's like a mini version of SG's Sia Huat.
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The bus to Sai Wan Village(which leads to Sai Wan beach + Sheung Lok stream), is located at Sai Kung's Macdonald. The bus no. is 29R ! There is a small board with a paper on it that shows the timing of the buses. It starts as early as 9am if i rmrbed correctly. For weekdays, the last bus is at 330pm. Takes 1 hr to hike to Sai Wan beach. Which is why i suggest starting your hike (inclusive of travelling time) before 12pm.

Sit bus 29R all the way till it stops at this Pavillion. Walk towards the sign tt states : SAI WAN VILLAGE. Go no where but only towards this place! Cause we walked the wrong way & got lost. Just find the sign which is located right infront of the Pavillion tt says SAI WAN VILLAGE & follow the trail all the way. Follow the signs that says "Sai Wan", u won't get lost.

You will pass through Sai Wan village beforing arriving at the beach.
Walk Through this path to get to Sheung Lok stream. The stream is located before the bridge.

Our camping experience at Sai Wan Beach was amazing. Initially we planned to camp at Ham Tim beach having read that it was one of the best beaches in HK. However, we decided to camp at Sai wan instead due to the lack of time & it was getting dark.
We literally slept on a picnic mat R brought with a blanket we had to share to keep us warm throughout the cooling night. We wore long pants & top to keep us warm & socks to keep our feet from turning cold. We picked up firewood, set up camp at the beach on the far end, sat close to the fire to keep warm when it started getting a tad chilly & cuddled whilst gazing at the vast sky that was displayed right before our very eyes. I wished, then & there, that time would stop so that i could enjoy this particular moment for a longer time. There's a hut that rents our tents & camping equipments. Bear in mind that these items do not come cheap! Which is why we brought our own camping equipments. Best to get disposable kinds so as to avoid lugging so much items back. The hike back was mad tiring as we were going upwards. 

My experience at Sai Wan beach was amazing & i would most definitely do it all over again. Had such a great chillax time.
Below is a video i did on my time spent in HK! (:

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