So Lo Pun
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Located in a far-flung corner of northeastern New Territories near Lai Chi Wo, So Lo Pun was one of the seven Hakka villages in the Hing Chun Alliance – comprising Lai Chi Wo, Sam A Village, and Mui Tsz Lam, among others – and was once home to generations of the Wong family. However, due to relocation out to urban Hong Kong or emigration, the inhabitants have gradually left the village, and So Lo Pun now lies derelict. In a rather creepy twist, So Lo Pun is so named because it is haunted according to urban legend, with hikers allegedly reporting that their compasses stop working in the village – 鎖羅盆 (sor lor poon) literally translates to ‘locked compass’.