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Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: tsʰek33 lɑp22 kɔk33; Pinyin: Chìliè 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. Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet used by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) the human vocal apparatus can produce. ... Pinyin (拼音, pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... Lam Chau (欖洲) was one of the two original islands that made up the site of the current Hong Kong International Airport. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Hong Kong International Airport (香港國際機場), popularly referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場 Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo, Red Perch Cape), is the international airport of Hong Kong. ... Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island (based on its old name 爛頭島 Làntóu Dǎo, Ragged Head Island; now called 大嶼山 pinyin: Dàyǔ shān, Cantonese: Tai yue shan, Big Island Mountain), also Lantao, is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. ...


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. Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island (based on its old name 爛頭島 Làntóu Dǎo, Ragged Head Island; now called 大嶼山 pinyin: Dàyǔ shān, Cantonese: Tai yue shan, Big Island Mountain), also Lantao, is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. ... Tung Chung is the first new town in the outlying islands of Hong Kong. ...


See also


The territory of Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands. ...

Major islands and peninsulas in Hong Kong
Major islands (by size): Lantau | Hong Kong Island | Lamma | Chek Lap Kok | Tsing Yi | Kau Sai Chau | Po Toi | Cheung Chau | Tung Lung Chau | Kat O | Wong Wan Chau | Hei Ling Chau | Tap Mun Chau | Ap Lei Chau | Tai A Chau (Soko Islands) | Tung Ping Chau | Peng Chau | Ma Wan | Ninepin Group | The Brothers | Green Island | Waglan | Kowloon Rock
Former islands: Kellett Island | Stonecutters Island | Hoi Sham Island | Channel Rock | Tsing Chau | Mong Chau | Chau Tsai | Nga Ying Chau
Peninsulas: Kowloon | Sai Kung | Clear Water Bay | Stanley | Shek O | Cape D'Aguilar

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Chek Lap Kok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
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 original farming and fishing villages on the island were relocated to Chek Lap Kok Village (赤鱲角村) on Lantau Island.
Also, the Romer's Tree Frog (Philautus romeri) on Chek Lap Kok, a unique species of finger-sized frog found only in Hong Kong, has found its new habitat on Lantau Island before the construction of the airport.
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