Something clicked instantly for Zero Chan when she first set foot on the island of Peng Chau, a short ferry ride from Hong Kong's central business district, at a time when she was feeling burnt out and recovering from illness.
"When I take the ferry back, it's like a cleansing ritual," the former film producer told Reuters. "I can fall asleep, read or do my own thing on the ferry. I already feel recharged."
"After moving to Peng Chau, I realised I don't need to emigrate anymore," Chan said.
"There are many resources here to help rejuvenate you, its people, its natural and quiet environment."
(Photography by Tyrone Siu; Reporting by Jessie Pang and Tyrone Siu; Photo editing by Eve Watling and Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson; Text editing by James Pomfret and Clarence Fernandez; Layout by Eve Watling)