Sha Lo Tung Abandoned Village

3 February 2018

The Hakka villagers in Sha Lo Tung were farmers growing rice and vegetables and rearing chickens, ducks and pigs. They sold their produce in Tai Wo Market. The population of the village in 1960 was 260. With a drop in agricultural activities villagers moved overseas and worked in city areas, the village became gradually deserted and in the mid-1970s only a few dozen elderly people still lived in the village. It is now abandoned.