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  1. Circus laughs on Lantau Island

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan There is more to Lantau than just the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha. The FreeLove Circus has arrived from California to join the fun at Ngong Ping Village. ... the disaster for a while,' he said. 'It's very rewarding to bring happiness to our audiences,' said Wainwright. The FreeLove Circus is performing at Ngong Ping Village in Lantau ...

  2. Winds and dry weather fan flames on Lantau

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Agnes Lam and Danny Mok Wind and low humidity yesterday made it difficult for firemen tackling a hill blaze that broke out on Lantau Island on Monday night. They were still tackling the fire, mainly at Lo Fu Tau, this morning. Chief Fire Officer (New Territories) Lau Shu-lam said the blaze had spread in all directions and threatened Mui Wo, Ngau Kwu Long and the Discovery Bay ...

  3. Fears voiced over air quality on Lantau

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government environmental advisers yesterday raised fears about air quality deterioration in northwest Lantau where major infrastructure projects could be located under ... assessment of the blueprint released by the Planning Department, the city will see a general improvement in air quality, but deterioration might occur in particular areas such as Lantau and Tsuen ...

  4. Lantau hiker still missing after search

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police, fire and civil aid officers searched the Lantau countryside in vain for a third day for a missing hiker. Lo Si-fai, 42, left his Hung Hom home at 7am on Sunday. His younger brother reported him missing on Monday. Rescuers have been searching Tung Chung, the countryside around Ngong Ping and Lantau Peak. Mr Lo used his Octopus card in a fast food restaurant ...

  5. Laser scanning used to help preserve ancient rock carvings

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... carvings, believed to be between 3,000 and 4,000 years old, have been identified at Big Wave Bay and Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island, in Sai Kung, and on Cheung Chau, Tung Lung, Lantau and Po Toi islands. Mr Chan said laser-scanning technology would be useful in compiling information about the carvings in a three-dimensional format. This would enable records to be kept of how the carvings ...

  6. Lantau school has an emotional closing

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Former pupils and teachers bade an emotional farewell to the last subsidised secondary school on south Lantau Island yesterday, despite repeated calls from the islanders to keep ... emotional attachment of some long-standing teachers to the school is very strong,' Mr Au said. 'When the transport was less convenient, most of the residents on Lantau Island studied here, ...

  7. Greens see red over development plans in revised Lantau blueprint

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... economic infrastructure and urban planning in northern and northeastern Lantau while protecting the other parts of the island. Two rounds of public consultations have been held on the concept plan, ... Chloe Lai The government yesterday unveiled a revised plan for Lantau's development that puts emphasis on conservation, recreation and green tourism but still includes heavy ...

  8. Large culls of Lantau buffaloes halted

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... such as the Lantau Buffalo Association, Green Lantau Association and Living Islands Movement, about problem animals. Villagers say the animals are dangerous and damage property. But green groups counter ... Barclay Crawford The government promised a ceasefire on large-scale buffalo culls on Lantau, during a closed-door meeting with green groups and villagers yesterday. A plan to survey animal ...

  9. New country park for northern Lantau

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A new country park covering 23 sq km may by designated on northern Lantau in the near future, the chief executive said. 'To step up our ecological conservation efforts ... Lantau,' Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. The new country park would increase Hong Kong's total country park area to 440 sq km. In a development plan for Lantau unveiled in May, the government ...

  10. 16 buffaloes die while being moved from Lantau

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Activists have launched a campaign to save a lone buffalo- the only survivor from a herd of 17 moved by government workers from Lantau to Sheung Shui last week. The roundup ... being killed,' said Ms Ho, director of the Lantau Post. She also questioned the reason given for the deaths. 'We suspect the officers injected them with excessive amounts ...




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