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  1. Divided loyalties

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... village on South Lantau by one vote. Another expatriate, Baron Van Voorsttot, was elected village head of Lo Tik Wan village on Lamma. Just days after Mr Brown was elected, the indigenous village ...

  2. Hidden agenda for Lantau denied

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Henry Tang says no decision has been made on where a new container terminal will be built The government has no hidden development agenda for Lantau Island and is undecided ... assessment and there was full awareness of the impact on the environment. Representatives from Lantau Island rural committees called on the government to improve transport, especially in the southern ...

  3. Plans for Lantau hospital dropped

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers say lives at risk after site is given to logistics park for new bridge A hospital planned for Lantau Island has been pushed aside to make room for logistic parks ... by projections for slower population growth on Lantau. Under existing policy, no acute-care hospital can be built until the island's population forecast reaches 200,000. The latest forecast ...

  4. Lantau 'wrong choice for CT10'

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Building container terminals on Lantau will increase costs and jeopardise cargo-handling efficiency, according to Hutchison Whampoa's top port executive. Hutchison Port Holdings group managing director John Meredith said yesterday that giving Lantau priority as the future site for Container Terminal 10 would fail to acknowledge how ports work. 'To ...

  5. Dancer hopes to bring spirituality to Lantau

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Since moving to Lantau more than a decade ago, veteran modern dancer Loy Ho has launched the island's first arts festival and a monthly community newspaper. Ho, 39, moved ... the Lantau Post could unite people across the island. 'By sending out story messages on Lantau, we hope the community will be more well connected,' she said. ...

  6. Hikers trapped on Lantau cliff for 12 hours

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A group of hikers spent a scary 12 hours on a 300-metre cliff on Lantau yesterday before they were airlifted to safety. After spending the night with rescue workers from the Civil Aid Service, the six hikers were finally airlifted when the sky cleared up enough for a helicopter from the Government Flying Service to approach. 'It was slippery and wet and nearly ...

  7. Where kids, corporate warriors and buffalo roam

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A unique eco-tourism venture on Lantau Island is breathing new life into old villages, writes Kevin Sinclair A converted old rural committee building on the beach at Pui O, on Lantau Island, is the latest addition to Hong Kong's tourism industry portfolio and a brassy initiative which could set the standard for bringing abandoned villages back to life. Standing under ...

  8. Greens label consultation on Lantau plan a sham

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... to conserve,' he said. Projects for Lantau listed in the concept plan, released last month, include a theme park with thrill rides on the northern part of the island. Other developments include the logistics park, a tourism hub at Sunny Bay, a golf course and resort in northeast Lantau, as well as spa and resort facilities in the south. The plan also proposes enlarging the island ...

  9. Progress need not erode Lantau

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has enthusiastically proposed another theme park and a series of tourist development projects on Lantau Island. While I do understand that there is great tourism potential on Lantau Island, I do not agree with the suggested developments. It is a dilemma which pits economic progress against environmental protection. ...

  10. Out of the loop on Lantau

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... talking empty notions,' she stresses. 'It's also about creating jobs and prosperity while we preserve the island.' As this ferment bubbles, Green Lantau and other community ... at the consultation stage, so we can make positive and helpful contributions. But it's done behind closed doors.' Green Lantau Association is not alone. The island has numerous organisations ...




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