Hengqin is an island in Zhuhai, a prefecture-level city in the Guangdong Province of People’s Republic of China. It is adjacent to Ilha da Taipa and Ilha de Coloane of Macao, and is connected to Cotai via the Lotus Bridge. It has a population of about 3,000.
Hengqin is the largest island among the 146 islands of Zhuhai. Its size is roughly 3 times that of Macao. It has broad bays, sandy beaches, strangely-shaped jagged rocks, beautiful scenery, fresh air, and natural vegetation cover.
Since the land reclamation and development, there has been a growing opinion in Macao that the island should be leased to Macao, where land is very limited and there is little room for further development.