Ap Lei Chau, or Aberdeen Island, is part of Southern District. It is located south-west of Hong Kong Island next to Aberdeen Harbour and Aberdeen Channel, with an area of 1.30 km².
In Chinese, Ap means duck, Lei means tongue, and Chau means island. Ap Lei Chau was named after the shape of the island, which looks like the tongue of a duck. The northern part is more densely populated, including the South Horizons, Sham Wan Towers, the Larvotto and public housing estates. The southern part of the island consists of a small-scale industrial estate and the Hong Kong School of Motoring.
Ap Lei Chau Bridge connects Ap Lei Chau and Hong Kong Island. Currently, buses are the main form of transport for the residents in Ap Lei Chau. The MTR South Island Line linking the North of Hong Kong Island to Ap Lei Chau is to be completed in 2015.