The Laan Tau (Lantau) Mountain Camp was a
retreat above the city of Hong Kong dating back to 1925, which consisted of a number of
stone cabins owned by both individuals and church organizations, and which served as a
well-loved vacation spot for many foreigners in Hong Kong. The collection consists of
the records of the Mountain Camp’s Residents’ Association, which includes meeting
minutes, financial statements, records of building repairs, lists of owners, and
correspondence related to the organization and management of the camp. Also included in
the collection is a history of the Hongkong & Yaumati Ferry which took people to the
Lantau island as well as a brief history of the camp from its inception to the 1970s
compiled by Carter Morgan and including notes by Jean Moore, Mrs. D. Shilston, and G.S.
The Laan Tau (Lantau) Mountain Camp was built in 1925, in the mountains above Hong Kong,
as a retreat for foreigners to escape the hot humid summers of South China. The camp
consisted of a number of small stone huts, and over the years expanded to include a mess
hall, swimming pool, watchman’s house and a house for laborers that served the camp. The
camp closed during World War II and the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, and most of
the buildings were heavily damaged during this period. They were repaired after the war,
and the camp continued to house church groups and other vacationers throughout the 1970s
and 1980s. The camp is now owned by the Methodist Church of Hong Kong.
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