NORTHERN DISTRICT

When people talk about the rather straightforwardly named Northern District, they’re normally referring to the cluster of towns and villages surrounding Fanling and Sheung Shui, where roughly 70 percent of the district’s population resides. However, the Northern District’s massive size (it’s the biggest district after the Outlying Islands) also covers 38 little islands, most major access points to China, and a rolling expanse of green hills and rural farmland. As the second least-populated district (a title lost once again to the Outlying Islands), there’s more space than you can shake a stick at here… and also plenty of sticks. If you’ve often found yourself lamenting Hong Kong’s lack of historical artefacts, then you’ll fit right in at the Northern District. Here, you’ll find heritage trails, still-populated walled villages, and ancestral halls as far as the eye can see. Nature-loving Coconauts are sure to love a day out in the Northern District as well, what with the abundance of hiking trails, mountain bike rentals, and biodiversity. To get your fill of fresh fare, head to the Rainbow Strawberry Farm in Fanling, where you can pick organic berries to your heart’s content from January to April, or either Zen or Mapopo farms for their organic veggies and bread-making classes.
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1 dead, 3 injured after multi-vehicle collision in Fan Ling

1 dead, 3 injured after multi-vehicle collision in Fan Ling

As a truck was approaching a roundabout at So Kwun Po Road, it reportedly crashed into another truck, a private car, and a van.

Gold Rush: Knife-wielding gang steals HKD18 million in gold from precious metals delivery man

Gold Rush: Knife-wielding gang steals HKD18 million in gold from precious metals delivery man

Police are searching for five culprits: three robbers and two drivers.

WATCH: 4 women squabble over ‘queue-jumping’ at bus stop in Lok Ma Chau

WATCH: 4 women squabble over ‘queue-jumping’ at bus stop in Lok Ma Chau

Rumble in Lok Ma Chau.

Elderly woman falls between train and platform at Lo Wu Station

Elderly woman falls between train and platform at Lo Wu Station

One passenger used his body to block the train doors from closing in order to prevent it from moving, while others called for help.

Police seek family of 8-year-old girl abandoned under bridge in Sheung Shui

Police seek family of 8-year-old girl abandoned under bridge in Sheung Shui

She is thin, has a cleft palate, and is around 120 centimetres tall.

15-year-old caught smuggling HKD510,000 of suspected heroin from mainland China to Hong Kong

15-year-old caught smuggling HKD510,000 of suspected heroin from mainland China to Hong Kong

Barrister Albert Luk said that, depending on the drugs' purity, the boy could be sentenced for "at least" 20 years.

2 women attacked in Sheung Shui by drunk woman who reportedly showed ‘police badge’

2 women attacked in Sheung Shui by drunk woman who reportedly showed ‘police badge’

She reportedly gave them a handwritten note to sign, which said they wouldn't press charges.

Driver sentenced to 25 years for throwing bag of meth out his lorry window while crossing border

Driver sentenced to 25 years for throwing bag of meth out his lorry window while crossing border

Time to re-evaluate your life choices. 

Landlord convicted of raping 10-year-old tenant jailed for 10 years

Landlord convicted of raping 10-year-old tenant jailed for 10 years

The man rented out a subdivided apartment in Fanling to the now-12-year-old girl and her mother, with whom he was allegedly having an affair.

HKD1 million worth of ivory, hornbill beak and agarwood seized from 7-seater van at Shenzhen control point

HKD1 million worth of ivory, hornbill beak and agarwood seized from 7-seater van at Shenzhen control point

Last Thursday, Customs seized about 99 kilos of suspected ivory, around seven kilos of suspected hornbill beak and about two kilos of suspected agarwood all worth a...