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  1. 97pc oppose railings plan but it's still not died

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all over the hiking trail,' she said. Leung said Old Peak Road was mostly frequented by hikers and morning walkers, and was one of the city's most historic hiking trails. Police also ...

  2. Night walkers reach their peak

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui More than 280 students and staff from the University of Hong Kong went on a night hike to have fun and raise funds for Sowers Action. The Joint Hall Fund-raising Night Hiking ... was 'Road to Light'. More than HK$35,000 was raised through the hike and all donations will go to the Sowers Action Young Ambassador programme. This project trains young people as ambassadors ...

  3. Safety top priority for hikers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... years ago. On Sunday, two hiking groups defied warnings not to use the country park trails because of two fires in the area. In 1996, five people- two teachers and three students- died in a hill fire during a school hiking trip. 'Safety must always be at the top of the list of priorities,' said Johnny Chow Kwok-keung, chairman of the Hong Kong Hiking Association. He said ...

  4. Taking a hike through history

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui As a teenager with a passion for hiking, David Pickerell, has long been exploring the hiking trails of Hong Kong, and now he has blended in local history to his first book- Historical Hong Kong Hikes. The 17-year-old young author developed a passion for hiking after his father took him hiking when he was seven. 'I can get away from the city and go hiking in just 15 ...

  5. Playing games, hiking gave me freedom

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... primary school. What I liked about those times was hiking into the countryside behind the village and playing games. It's such a shame that kids living in the city can't do that. It gave ...

  6. Two hiking trails close, deemed beyond repair

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Two hiking trails in Lantau that were blocked off after landslides in June will remain closed, the government has announced. The Nei Lak Shan and Shek Pik country trails were ... by the routes' closure. 'It is strange for them to close it permanently,' Liu Chi-man, of the Nature Pioneers hiking organisation, said. 'The road shouldn't be beyond repair.' ...

  7. Drivers say poor Link car park services fail to justify price hikes

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Nearly two-thirds of car owners in a survey say that the service provided by The Link's car parks fails to match up to their parking fees. The Link acquired the car parks when they were privatised by the Housing Authority in 2005. The surv ...

  8. Hiker still not found

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An air, land and sea search continued yesterday for a KMB driver who disappeared while hiking alone in Sai Kung Country Park on Sunday. More than 100 rescuers, volunteers, ... at about 5.30pm with no sight of the hiker. Mr Wong, who has two daughters, was an experienced hiker who went hiking once a week, according to the Hong Kong Hiking website. He left he left his home ...

  9. Not cool

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Daniel Jeffreys It's that perfect time of year for hiking- at least it was until Stygian gloom descended in the middle of last week and the air took on the distinctive taste of oxygen mixed with particulate carcinogens. Which may be just as well because hiking at this time of year is dangerous. It's not the trails themselves- although some are taxing enough to demand ...

  10. Tourism authority lays on free trail tours

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Guided tours of the MacLehose Trail will be available free every Saturday this month, as part of the Tourism Board's 'great outdoors Hong Kong' campaign. Tourists can join hikes at the board's visitor centres, but residents will have to sign up through travel agent Explore More, contactable on 3575 9239. The tours are expected to attract groups ...




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