Too vitriolic about DB

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 August, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 August, 2000, 12:00am

I refer to the vitriolic article on Discovery Bay written by Anna Healy Fenton (Sunday Morning Post, August 20). This item reeked of imbalance, from her snide comments about the baby buggies to the irrelevant criticism of development names.

Such a stance undermines the investment many hundreds of people have made in Discovery Bay and is a poisonous slur on those with the foresight to create a living environment offering an alternative to the ubiquitous Hong Kong development.

DB is one of the few places in Hong Kong combining facilities and relatively unspoilt scenery. Your reporter's maligned Plaza is far from being a soulless brick desert; it is a much-appreciated meeting place which echoes the function of the village green and the Mediterranean piazza. Her grudging praise of the clean air needs far greater emphasis when much of urban Hong Kong is a veritable atmospheric cesspool.

DB may or may not be the same, but your reporter certainly is, with her baggage of prejudices still in tow after seven years. I can only conclude that she suffered some life-defining terrible experience in DB.


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