Urban planning

Midland Strategy, The Container Terminal, and Land Supply

The CBD3 (Third Central Business District) plan of the government, which proposes a huge artificial island at Kau Yi Chau approximately halfway between Hong Kong Island and Lantau, is probably rooted deep in the public consciousness by now. While it enjoys the strategic location in between Central, Kowloon and the airport and has the potential… Continue reading Midland Strategy, The Container Terminal, and Land Supply

MetOC · Orienteering · Sport

Probably the orienteering event with the smallest area in the world 可能係世界上範圍最細嘅定向活動

With the World Orienteering Day coming on 24 May this year, the Metropolitan Orienteering Club (MetOC) is going to organise (or more accurately re-enact) what is probably the orienteering event with the smallest area in the world in Kowloon Park. How small is it? Well, to illustrate, I shall only have to use an excerpt… Continue reading Probably the orienteering event with the smallest area in the world 可能係世界上範圍最細嘅定向活動

Orienteering · Orienteering coaching 定向教學 · Orienteering Level 1

定向(最)基本功: Stop, Set Map, Select (停、正置地圖、選擇前進方向)

由今日開始我會喺度打一堆定向相關教學。因為諗住係淺白教學,用中文 (粵語) 打。 我敢講,做咗Stop, Set Map, Select之後,超過一半嘅錯誤 (mistakes) 都會消失。 即係點? 首先: 停喺度 (夠進階嘅,又或者想訓練得勁啲嘅,可以原地踏步) 跟住就係戲肉: Set map (正置地圖) 即係要將地圖同實地對正咁解。如圖,地圖上小徑方向同實際小徑對準,池塘喺小徑右邊。記得對埋前後左右地形邊邊高,邊邊低呀 (睇等高線 — 唔識嘅話遲下再教)! 最後: 你要行邊邊? 睇你條紫色線 (賽程,course) 指向邊啦,記得諗好哂去下一個control (checkpoint,控制點) 先好行呀。 其實stop, set map, select唔止定向有用呀,平時出街唔識路都有用架,開住Google Map問路記得set咗map先好行呀! 唔好做路痴係咁盪失路啦! (註: 以我所知外國教練好少咁樣一套教嘅,不過相傳 (聲明,只係相傳,小弟未能證實) 係由瑞典黎香港支援定向發展多年嘅Perola Olsson推廣stop, set map, select嘅全套教法嘅,所以香港嘅教練通常都會使用呢個教法。) Stop, set map, select is the most basic technique in orienteering and can probably… Continue reading 定向(最)基本功: Stop, Set Map, Select (停、正置地圖、選擇前進方向)

Maps · Orienteering · Sport

ISOM migration – v2000 to v2017

The biggest news in the orienteering world now is easily the official sanctioning of the newest successor to the International Specification for Orienteering Maps. ISOM 2017 will come into force on 1 May 2017, less than 3 weeks later; the transition period will end on 1 January 2018, at which point all forest (middle/long distance)… Continue reading ISOM migration – v2000 to v2017

Maps · Orienteering

Release of the ISSOM passability placard for public use

Today I am releasing the ISSOM passability placard, which adorns my sprint orienteering maps since 2015, for public use under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. The license means, in short, that you are free to use the placard in any of your works as long as you attribute it to me (there’s an attribution in the… Continue reading Release of the ISSOM passability placard for public use

Urban planning

Railway provision in Hong Kong – the geographical disparity

I’m taking three transport electives this semester and find it interesting to think about transport problems once a while (actually I’ve almost always been doing this). When it comes to essay topic – eureka! This is it – or maybe the statistical base for some bigger topic. Yes, the geographical disparity of railway provision in… Continue reading Railway provision in Hong Kong – the geographical disparity

Orienteering · Uncategorized

Introducing the Orienteering Starter Pack

Two days after I completed my first HK100 race, I am officially introducing the Orienteering Starter Pack. It’s a long time idea which aims at allowing the starter to obtain a compass, whistle, and the means to acquire basic orienteering skills, all in one box easily acquirable, so that more people can be introduced to… Continue reading Introducing the Orienteering Starter Pack