Tai O Off The Beaten Path

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    I saw a flying shark in Tai O!
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    The Flying Shark in Tai O

    by bpacker Updated Nov 24, 2006

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    I saw a flying shark in Tai O!

    Life is never dry in Tai O ! Just when you thought you're safe on land, you see a shark flying in mid air towards you, fangs and all. You wet your pants only to realise that it's just a stuffed fish hanging from the ceiling. You look closer and realise it is a shark, hung for proof of authenticity* that the fins in the shop are the real thing. If you're a decent fella, you'll walk out the shop without buying the dried fins. Do apologise though to the shop owner for wetting the shop floor.

    *It's not my place to condemm this act since the folks have been selling sharks' fins for years but hanging a dried shark just to prove that that fins are real is just plain pointless to me. It's pretty much like Prada hanging a dried, stuffed cow in their shops to prove that their leather hangbags are for real.

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    Bird Sanctuary

    by bpacker Updated Nov 24, 2006

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    Just a couple of hundred metres away from Tai O Village and nearer the shoreline, is a small bird santuary where lots of water birds can be seen nesting or feeding. During the time when I was there, I spotted the little egret, cattle egret, black kites, white throated kingfishers, etc in the greenery.

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    Mangrove

    by bpacker Updated Nov 20, 2006

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    A huge fiddler crab sun tans in the muddy banks of Tai O. There's thousands of them over here feeding on the rich silty banks.

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