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Chek Lap Kok

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Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chli Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. Chek Lap Kok was one of the two islands (the other being Lam Chau) merged together via land reclamation techniques into to the 12.48 km² platform for the current Hong Kong International Airport. The airport is therefore popularly referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport. The original farming and fishing villages on the island were relocated to 赤鱲角村 (Chek Lap Kok Village) on Lantau Island.

Chek Lap Kok island is located north of Lantau Island off Ma Wan Chung and Tung Chung, and got its name from the fact that the red perch (赤鱲) was once abundant in its vicinity.

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