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  1. Gold Coast's beaches offer relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... man-made beach in Hong Kong with 78,600 square metres of seaside space. The beach is more than just sand and sun. There is a Southern European-style resort hotel with shopping facilities that draw ... the water for Hong Kong people.' There is more to do on the beach than just swim. Tuen Mun District Council member Kwu Hon-keung recommends Yung Lung Bay, now called Castle Peak Bay. ...

  2. To the beach!

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... and then yet more rain, the sun's belated appearance means it's finally time to hit the beach. There are many beautiful beaches in Hong Kong, both big and small, remote and easily accessible, quiet and crowded. Repulse Bay is probably the first beach that springs to mind when thinking of Hong Kong Island options. Located on the southern coast, it's popular with locals, and also ...

  3. Three Lantau beaches trashed by typhoon

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a sandy beach, part of it has become rocky now,' he said. Clarus Chu Ping-shing, senior marine conservation officer of WWF Hong Kong, said the rubbish on the Mui Wo beach could pose a serious ... Cheung Chi-fai Three popular beaches on Lantau were severely damaged during Typhoon Hagupit as waves brought tonnes of rubbish to the shore or washed away tonnes of sand. At Silvermine Bay ...

  4. Government seeks plan to stop beaches disappearing

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... taken from the seabed north of Lantau Island and the eastern part of Hong Kong, such as from areas near Po Toi, was used to replace what had been lost on beaches. 'Careful calculations ... Austin Chiu and Agnes Lam Sand loss on some of Southern District's famous beaches, blamed on geographical conditions by academics, will be the subject of a government-backed study. ...

  5. Real doubts over an artificial beach

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an artificial beach, however, is a radical intervention in the natural environment, which belongs to all of Hong Kong. It should therefore not be taken lightly. As we report today on page C5, the Hong ... in Ting Kok- the fourth-largest mangrove stand in Hong Kong- and a conservation area in Tai Mei Tuk. The findings of a favourable environmental impact assessment are due to be considered ...

  6. Monetary gain from hotel not worth price of beach-goers' loss

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development. Hong Kong is my home and I remember going to the beach to escape the summer heat. Many families still enjoy our public beaches, but this plan flies in the face of everything the public beaches stand for. It has always been my understanding that the beaches in Hong Kong were sacred and for public use only. This city has thousands of commercial complexes and hotels. ...

  7. Man, 48, drowns at Shek O beach trying to help 3 other swimmers

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A 48-year-old man drowned yesterday at Shek O beach after he tried to help swimmers seemingly having trouble. Witnesses said the man was on a floating platform at about ... were on the beach because the service is suspended from November 1 to March 31. Shek O resident Kate Hodgson said that although she was not very close to the scene, she saw people drag swimmers ...

  8. Public advised to avoid sea at two spots

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Beach-goers were advised not to swim at Clear Water Bay second beach and Hap Mun Bay beach in Sai Kung after suspected red tide sightings. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department hoisted a red flag at both beaches yesterday. Last Friday, red tides were also sighted at Clear Water Bay's first and second beaches. Red tides are generally the visible sign ...

  9. Lee too strong for Beach Games rivals

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Daniel Lee Chi-wo rounded off a successful campaign for Hong Kong when the triathlete won the men's event in the final day of the Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia, ... Lee's gold medal added to a total tally of three gold, three silver and two bronze medals for Hong Kong in the inaugural event, putting Hong Kong in sixth place in the medal standings. ...

  10. Life's a beach

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Popular beauty brand La Mer transformed the Cuisine Cuisine restaurant into an ocean of tranquillity last month to launch its new moisturising gel. At the aquatic-themed cocktail reception, female guests took delight in the hand treatments offered as well ...




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