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Ma On Shan Tsuen(馬鞍山村), hk
Hong Kong

馬鞍山村是香港新界馬鞍山山腰上一條小村,分上村及下村,靠一條村路連接山下市區。於上世紀40年代,馬鞍山發現鐵礦及鵭礦,曾有日本商人投資採 礦,村民自然成為礦工,不幸礦量太少投資失敗,由於交通不便,年青村民只好下山謀生,村中只留下老弱,過著與世隔絕、潦倒的生活。

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