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Discovery Bay and Mui Wo


I would like to ask, when was the first time, the bay, (which is now called Discovery Bay, ) has been mentioned somewhere in a journal or document, back in the early years of the colonization. Were there fishing people living on that part of the island ? As well with the development of Mui Wo which was known for mining silver.

Any help and information about early settlements, historical facts, in Lantau, Mui Wo and what is now Discovery Bay is very much appreciated.

Thank you very much and a Happy New Year to all members 




The map viewer at is a good way to trace the development of a site over the years.

Which sources have you looked at so far?