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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. 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 ...

  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. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Activists mobilise against super-jail as doubts rise

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Increasing doubts are being raised among legislators and island district council members over the government's super-jail project, as Lantau residents and activists mobilise ... for $40 million to fund an engineering feasibility study for the proposed jail. The new facility is slated to be built on 80 hectares of reclaimed land on Hei Ling Chau, an island off Lantau ...

  7. Good morning, Vietnam

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lantau Island is getting a slice of Vietnamese style via a new arts and crafts showroom at Mui Wo. It's not an obvious place to set up a lacquerware hub but specialist importer Annam ... a gallery on Hong Kong Island,' says director Peter Adam. 'We believe any serious art buyer won't worry about a $21 ferry fare to come and see us if they can save $10,000 ...

  8. Rural leader charged in Tung Chung River case

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The head of the Tung Chung Rural Committee was among eight people charged yesterday by the ICAC with fraud and perverting the course of justice over the illegal excavation of hundreds of tonnes of boulders from the Tung Chung River on Lantau Island. All will appear in Tsuen Wan Court today. Law Kam-fai, 63, rural committee chairman and Wong Yat-wah, 51, operator of Tung ...

  9. Bay's future hangs in balance

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's infrastructure development. The project aimed at the middle class and expatriates has now reached phase 12, and Lantau Island is no longer a sleepy backwater. The developer is planning to open up the residential area to cash in on growing business for Lantau Development, the latest being the opening of Disney theme park in Penny's Bay next year. That is a worry ...

  10. Tung Chung river investigation winds on

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Police are still investigating the devastation of the Tung Chung river, which took place on Lantau eight weeks ago. Hundreds of tonnes of boulders were removed from a 300-metre stretch of the river. The excavation was ordered by the Tung Chung Rural Committee and carried out by a local contractor, both of whom have openly discussed their actions in the media. ...




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