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Wild Place: Sea Ranch, Lantau Island

An aerial view of Hong Kong's semi-abandoned beachside development. Photography by GARY NG

At the end of the 1970s, Sea Ranch was a fantasy development complex with a helipad and a clubhouse; now it’s an (almost) abandoned beachside residence shut off from the rest of Hong Kong.

Only a handful of people call the development – accessible only by private boat from neighbouring Cheung Chau – home now. We commissioned local photographer Gary Ng to capture Sea Ranch by drone.

Sea Ranch, Lantau island, Hong Kong
Sea Ranch, Lantau island, Hong Kong
Sea Ranch, Lantau island, Hong Kong

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