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  1. More beach sports

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ninepin, Tung Ping Chau, Hoi Ha, Crescent Island and Pak Lap Tsai are some of the best diving sites, according to the Hong Kong government website. Find out more: Hong Kong Underwater Association, www.hkua.org.hk Ultimate frisbee Prerequisites: none; a game for everyone. Where: Discovery Bay, Gold Coast, Tai Long Bay (Ham Tin and Tai Wan), Shek O, and Lower Cheung Sha. Find out more: Hong Kong ...

  2. Sun goes down early on beach food kiosks

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Food and drink kiosk operators on many Hong Kong beaches will have to get used to strict closing times and permanent furniture installed ... Bay over the past two years. More are planned at South Bay, Middle Bay and St Stephen's Beach in Stanley. Beach kiosks, some of which serve food into the evening, will have to close ...

  3. Ashes of 'tour guide' dog will be scattered on Ping Chau pier, beach

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The ashes of Ping Chau's renowned tour guide dog will be scattered on the beach and the pier where he roamed and greeted visitors for more than a decade. Wong Tsai, who ... of Cruelty to Animals. One of the owners of the Ping Chau Store said Wong Tsai was a loyal and friendly dog. 'We might scatter his ashes on places he liked to hang out at, for example the beach ...

  4. Officials unwilling to compromise over seats and eateries at city's beaches

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Louis Vuitton's first ever city guide for Hong Kong. But next year, instead of a restaurant, you will find a kiosk with bolted-down, uncomfortable, metal, prison-yard furniture perhaps ... The article ('Sun goes down early on beach food kiosks', November 28) implies that standardised furniture is being introduced due to noise complaints, but this is not the case. ...

  5. Defaced beach should be protected, board rules

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... individual merits,' he said. Board member Wong Yung-kan, a legislator with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was the only opponent. He said the move ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A scenic beach site defaced by massive excavation last year, Tai Long Sai Wan, should be incorporated into Sai Kung East Country Park, a government ...

  6. Beach festival needs more sand

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... It's not quite the same as carrying coals to Newcastle, but organisers of this month's inaugural AirAsia Hong Kong Beach Fives have discovered that to host the tournament at Repulse Bay, they needed to bring in fine sand - 40 truck loads of it. Alex Brazendale and his friends thought the idea of kicking off the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens week with a beach rugby event ...

  7. Beach slapped

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adam Wright Bali has Ku De Ta, Ibiza has Cafe del Mar and Hong Kong has the South Bay Beach Club. For the past few years, beach-goers have been able to lounge about on comfy sofas sipping cocktails while the sun sets over one of Hong Kong Island's most secluded beaches and a DJ plays chill-out music in the background. But the party appears to be over. Those leisurely types ...

  8. Cross-border oil fouls beaches

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... shipping activities, including ship-to-ship oil transfers and illegal discharge of bilge water, possibly outside Hong Kong waters, were at least partly responsible for the spills that have been getting worse, affecting such areas as Lantau, Lamma and the south of Hong Kong Island. Of 66 spills handled after receiving a five-year high of 168 complaints, the Marine Department could trace ...

  9. People can make a difference by getting involved in annual cleaning of beaches

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they paint an appropriately bleak picture of our marine environment, their sentiments are indicative of a general trend in Hong Kong of increased environmental awareness and caring. This is wonderful news for us as the organisers of the Hong Kong International Coastal Cleanup (HKICC) Challenge. The HKICC, now in its 11th year, is a year-round effort aimed at raising awareness of the issue ...

  10. 12,000 beach volunteers clean up at awards

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Volunteers have cleared 172 kilometres of shoreline of 47,942kg of litter- the biggest haul in the 11-year history of the Hong Kong International Coastal Clean-up Challenge. Typhoon Nesat whirled ... year. The green initiative was part of a worldwide effort by 114 countries taking part in Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Clean-up. In Hong Kong, 225 teams scoured ...




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