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  1. Leisure by the lakeside at a new Lantau Island project

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Hong Kong is to get a new rural recreation centre on Lantau Island next month. The Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre at Penny's Bay will open its doors to the public ... with fitness stations circling the lake. The centre will be open from 9am to 7pm. There will be a shuttle bus service from the Lantau Link Toll Gate. Admission to the centre is free. ...

  2. Should a nudist camp be set up on Lantau Island?

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung, Oliver Kwan Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College There's nothing wrong about being nude and it's not illegal. But that doesn't justify having a nudist camp. Being nude isn't wrong, but why should nudists get exclusive rights? Our islands and remote areas are something we're trying to preserve. It would be a waste ...

  3. Lantau plan so bad it has to go, says green lobby

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deviation from the top priority of conserving the island, was fundamentally flawed. They said the taskforce had failed to prove there was a need for the facilities or that Lantau Island ... Cheung Chi-fai A united front of 19 groups says the concept is fundamentally flawed A unified front of green activists has urged the government to withdraw its proposed Lantau Concept Plan ...

  4. Visit 'the city' without leaving Lantau

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... and gets all his shopping done at SkyPlaza. He's had a swell time in Hong Kong- and he didn't even have to step off Lantau Island. Although it sounds extreme, and unlikely, Shih ... transformation, could not eclipse Hong Kong Island in terms of attracting tourists. Lantau will be subject to further development under the government's concept plan, issued by a taskforce led ...

  5. 'Holistic strategy' envisages Lantau as a world wonder

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A 'holistic conservation strategy' has been developed for Lantau by three long-term residents to preserve what they describe as the island's world-class ... conservation, education, eco-tourism and sustainable development into 'a model resource for sustainable development in Hong Kong'. 'Lantau is a dramatic island with majestic peaks, steep ...

  6. Ferry firms keen to run Lantau service

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen, Elaine Wu

    ... and a remote drug rehabilitation centre on Lantau Island, the Transport Department has confirmed. The move is aimed at replacing the present inter-island passenger sampan services, ruled illegal ... whether this would secure the island's transport. 'We still need to see their proposals. If they charge too high a fare, then it will be impractical,' said Mr Lam, adding ...

  7. Lantau logistics park 'must be top priority'

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The proposed logistics park in North Lantau has the top priority among development projects on the island because of its role in keeping Hong Kong competitive, a planning ... Chi-miu, district planning officer for Lantau and Islands, said at a Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce luncheon that all other projects were still in the conceptual stage. 'But ...

  8. The great escape

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Lara Tabac

    ... Rattan Furniture (72 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 6903) and cost $4,160. The coffee table ($2,950) is from the Red Lantern (shop G103, Silver Plaza, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, tel: ... traipsing to Macau or boarding a plane to neighbouring Asian destinations. For Lawrence and Paula Lau, it means a 30-minute boat ride from Central to an island where town life merges seamlessly ...

  9. Drug centre youngsters left stranded in boat row

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong More than 70 young people and staff from a drug rehabilitation centre in Chi Ma Wan, on Lantau, had to spend three hours in the cold and rain at the end of an outing to Cheung Chau last night after being refused a boat to take them back. Jacob Lam Hay-sing, head of the centre, said officials from the Marine Department told them they could not make the trip by sampan ...

  10. Island basks in future role

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Despite industry doubts about Disneyland's future impact on Lantau property prices, Hong Kong's biggest island is poised for great things when it takes on the role ... a marine park and another theme park. 'The future of Lantau Island is going to be exciting- Disneyland is just the beginning,' said Midland Realty executive director Vincent Chan ...




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