Cheung Chau is a dumbbell-shape island situated southeast to Lantau Island and 11 kilometres away from Hong Kong Island. It is the most densely populated outlying island in Hong Kong. The first Olympic gold medallist (windsurfing), Lee Lai-shan, was born and raised on Cheung Chau. The island was a fishing village and it still preserves many of the customs from the past. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival on the eighth of the fourth month in the Chinese calendar is not to be missed.
There are eight bays in Cheung Chau. Restaurants of all sorts, from seafood cuisine to western pubs and restaurants, are opened on the island.
Cheung Chau is basically free of motor traffic. Inhabitants usually ride their own bikes or simply go by foot. Visitors may take the ‘Wala Wala’ (small boat) to get to Sai Wan.