Tourists visiting Lei Yue Mun are exposed to human excrement and restaurant waste flowing through open drains while on their way to a seafood meal. The e-coli content of the seawater and typhoon shelter exceeds the statutory limit for keeping live seafood served to restaurant patrons.
Attracting more tourists to Lei Yue Mun without first fixing the sewerage is in conflict with the 'quality' image Hong Kong is pursuing under its tourism strategies.
The proposals by the Tourism Commission and residents do not address the primary environmental concerns.
Designing Hong Kong has set out a number of issues to be resolved in order to revitalize Lei Yue Mun as a seafood dining experience for residents and tourists.