Do you know what this is in the picture?
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OK! Let me show you one more picture.
Haha, you guessed it?
Yes, this is a lighthouse.
But this lighthouse is not as same as other lighthouse. Why? It is because this lighthouse is already being a monument now.
This lighthouse is located in Waglan Island and declared as a monument on 29 December 2000. Waglan Lighthouse was put into service in 1893. This is one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses in Hong Kong. Another four surviving pre-war lighthouse are located in Green Island (two on the island), Tang Lung Chau and at Cape D'Aguilar.
Hong Kong has a good trade development. The harbour is a regular port of call even before 1841. At that time, government and business think that it should have some lighting system near the coast.
Waglan lighthouse was equipped with an up-to-date light, burning with mineral oil, the Rotating light apparatus floating on mercury. The lighthouse was initially managed by the Chinese Maritime Customs from Shanghai. In 1989 new territories was lease to Britain, the lighthouse also transferred to Hong Kong government to took over and operated it. During the Second World War, Waglan lighthouse was severely damaged and the repaid started in 1945.
Since August 1989, the lighthouse was become unmanned. It acted not only navigation aid is used as an outpost where weather information on the eastern corner of the territory is collected and fed to the Hong Kong Observatory. The lighthouse now is under the management of Marine Department.