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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Country park building plan cuts off coastal family trail

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Path lies under proposed village house, and with the sea on one side and a steep slope on the other, walkers would hit a dead end Country park ... submitted to it. With the government recently incorporating more villages into the country park areas, the issue of private land rights in the city's beauty spots has been subject to heated ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Dead whale found on remote beach in Plover Cove Country Park

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:59am by Phila Siu, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... has been found at a remote beach in the New Territories' northeastern tip. The 10.8-metre-long animal, found beached in an inner bay off Hung Shek Mun, in Plover Cove Country Park ... a number of cuts on its body. About 10 government and Ocean Park experts in protective gear were still inspecting the dead whale early yesterday evening. Police said a hiker had reported seeing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out, says development chief Paul Chan

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out Development chief Paul Chan Mo-po stoked a fresh row over the future of country parks yesterday, saying ... listen to all points of view, including the idea advanced by some committee members that country parks should be developed. The committee was created last month by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Those who want to squander this urban treasure seem unaware of the vital ecological and psychological role our green areas play Develop our country parks? Go take a hike Our country parks are under threat, through a potential surge in village housing in enclaves surrounded by those parks, and the shortsightedness of a government viewing protected land as ripe ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Decision to incorporate Sai Wan into country park was 'in public interest'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:09am by JULIE CHU

    ... Country park decision 'in the public interest' The rights of individual landowners did not outweigh the interests of the public, a judge ruled yesterday as he dismissed a Sai Kung villager's challenge to the policy of incorporating private land into country parks. Court of First Instance judge Mr Justice Godfrey Lam Wan-ho refused to grant leave to Thomas Lai to seek ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... for “subdivided flats” – and advised against using country park land for building homes. In its report released on Monday, the Long-term Housing Strategy Steering Committee also warns against offering ... of applicants, and to remove those who become ineligible. The committee also advised against using country park land for housing development, in the wake of public concern. It called on the government ...

  7. Perdana ParkCity creates vibrant communities with time-tested ideals

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:35pm by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... residential designs and landscaping, Desa ParkCity has also earned the distinction of being the country's top-selling community. With its virtually crime-free record, Desa ParkCity has become ... Malaysia-based Perdana ParkCity is building visionary properties. With Asia's growing affluence, booming property market and a rising middle class eager to experience rewarding lifestyles within ...

  8. Boutique park harnesses Asia's bioeconomy potential

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:44pm by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... in Nusajaya, Malaysia. Within easy reach of Singapore and a few hours away from economic powerhouses China and India, the fast-developing city is also home to a boutique, premier biotechnology park dedicated to the bio-based industry. Originating from a public-private partnership between the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) and one of the country's largest property ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Officials change tack in country park plans to avoid further disputes

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Only government-owned enclaves targeted this time, in apparent bid to avoid more disputes Officials change tack on country park plans The latest batch of enclaves set to be incorporated into the city's country parks reveal an apparent change of strategy by conservation officials- this time they have focused only on sites where ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Unconvincing pitch on country parks

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Unconvincing pitch on country parks Leung Chun-ying and his lands officials and advisers are in overdrive to prepare the public that country parks may be open ... Lantau Development Advisory Committee, suggested Hong Kong people travel to the mainland for open spaces if more country parks ended up being developed. Do these people really think they have ...




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