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As a name, the New Territories is suggestive of frontier country; in colonial times this was indeed the place where pith-helmeted sahibs went on tiger shoots, threw tennis parties and wrote memoirs. Today, much of it is suburban rather than rural: more than a third of Hong Kong’s population lives here, in dormitory towns dotted across “the NT”, as locals abbreviate it. But to the north are Hong Kong’s largest expanses of open country, including the important Mai Po marshes, and there are centuries-old ...

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