Good Companion of the Big Bridge – Chinese White Dolphin:
The agile Chinese White Dolphins (CWD) are greyish when they are in their adolescence. They will turn pink when they become adults. You may be surprised to realize that there are about 1,300 –1500 CWD playing happily on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary and within the Hong Kong waters.
Do they need to move to other places upon the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge? Don’t worry! They can continue to enjoy a quiet and comfortable living environment as their homes will not be disturbed.
If you would like to know more about the CWD, press here to visit the website of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.
Ancestors from the Ancient Past – Horseshoe Crab
I am going to tell you a little secret; the armoured horseshoe crab is, in fact, not crab! Spider and scorpio are their distant relatives. Moreover, their ancestors appeared on earth much earlier than dinosaurs. Because their appearances have not changed much over the past millions of years, we call them “living fossils”.
If you want to meet these peculiar living fossils, why not visit the mudflats on the northern shores of Lantau, like Sha Lo Wan or Hau Hok Wan to find their traces? Oh, please bear in mind that you must not disturb them.
If you would like to know more about horseshoe crabs, press here to visit the website of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.
The Ninja of Nature – Tree Frog
The protected philautus romeri "Romer's Tree Frog" mainly move around at night. They sometimes show up in daytime when they are in a good mood. Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Po Toi Island and Chek Lap Kok are their main habitats. From tadpole to frog, the whole process will take about 4 to 5 weeks.
Nevertheless, their camouflage makes them difficult for other animals to discover them. This animal is found in Hong Kong, and nowhere else. We must try hard to protect them. That’s why the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will keep away from their habitats near Scenic Hill of the Airport Island.
If you would like to know more about the philautus romeri, press here to visit the website of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.
The World's longest bridge-cum-tunnel!
The longest bridge-cum-tunnel in the world? Is it true that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) will become the longest bridge-cum-tunnel in the world? You may not know about this - the HZMB's shore-to-shore length is about 35.6km long which will be the longest Bridge-cum-Tunnel. In the world according to shore-to-shore length, upon completion.
You should not miss this new landmark - the HZMB! Being a Hong Kong citizen, you should definitely be proud of this century project.
If you would like to know more about the HZMB, press here.
Well-Connected Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities
The Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) will be constructed on an artificial island near the Hong Kong International Airport. The HKBCF is also a well-equipped transportation interchange.
Visitors from Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao can use the HKBCF to transit to their final destinations effectively. The HKBCF not only helps shorten visitors’ travelling time, but also connects the 3 places efficiently and to the world effectively.
If you would like to know more about the HKBCF, press here.
The Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macao Culture Revealed
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will link up the residents of the 3 places. It will enable the people of the 3 places to interact, and experience the different culture and landscape among the cities in the PRD region.
You can look from afar at Hong Kong as an international financial centre, the fishing girl stone sculpture in Zhuhai and the ruins of St. Paul in Macau. You can grasp the unique culture of the 3 places including the bustling city of Hong Kong, the developments of the Zhuhai special economic zone and the rich cultural heritage of Macao, it’s fantastic.
Exceptional Quality of Life
After the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), you can experience the rich cultural life of the Western Pearl River Delta, and its unique local landscape in about 45 minutes by taking land transport from Tung Chung to Zhuhai. Compare to the existing travelling time of more than 4 hours by car or one hour by sea, you will find that it is more efficient to travel between the estuary of the Pearl River via the HZMB.
Additionally, we can go to Macao from Hong Kong by land, avoiding the one-hour sea journey. Remember, with the HZMB in operation, we can travel between the gourmet and shopping paradise of Hong Kong, the leisure living environment of the Zhuhai and the dazzling entertainments of Macao within an hour, and feel the exceptional quality of life in the Pearl River Delta region.