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  1. Photo competition celebrates beauty of Lantau Island

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Ngong Ping 360 has launched a snapshot competition for photography lovers to capture Lantau's scenery. Co-organised by Ngong Ping 360 and Metro Broadcast, the Ngong Ping ... photographer Leung Wing-hang, who is also a member of the competition's judging panel, the two-hour trek covered idyllic scenic spots such as Ngong Sham Stream, Nei San Stream, Fung Kai and Lantau ...

  2. Island life

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite Disneyland and residential developments, Lantau still has lots of natural charm, writes Zoe Mak Lantau is one of Hong Kong's most developed outlying islands, yet traditional ... Foundation's community project 'Through Our Eyes', five students set out with their cameras to explore both the traditional and modern sides of the island. They found Lantau green, fresh ...

  3. Squatters win title rights to Lantau land

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Title over a large area of land in southern Lantau has been awarded to a family of squatters who have been farming and grazing cattle on the site since 1957. Mr Justice Ian ... Lantau Road. Part of the area is government land being used by Mr Tso under licence, but by far the greater area had been bought by Phi-Kong in 1962. Phi-Kong is owned by Chinese Filipinos who ...

  4. Lantau police plan summer push against drug use among young

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Lantau police will be on the lookout for drug-taking youngsters at the island's campsites and holiday bungalows this summer. Police will also distribute anti-drug ... abuse,' she said. 'Lantau South police division will not tolerate any dangerous drug activities on the island.' Last month, police raided a house near Mui Wo and seized 26kg of fireworks ...

  5. Hundreds delayed as taxi strike brings chaos

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Lantau Highway from 10pm. One group of passengers who had just returned from Thailand after being trapped by the chaos at Bangkok's international airport flew into another melee at home, ... racing ended. Two of the three lanes of Wong Nai Chung Road were blocked. Lantau district police commander Edwina Lau Chi-wai said more than 100 officers were involved in clearing the highway. ...

  6. Lantau hospital plan taking too long: councillors

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu District councillors have accused the government of taking too long to build a hospital in Tung Chung to serve residents of Lantau. Under a government proposal, the construction of North Lantau Hospital is to be completed by the end of 2012, providing 160 beds. But the Islands District Council complained this was too late and urged the government to speed up the process. ...

  7. Legco break to delay increase in taxi fares

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... would cut in at 11km. Meanwhile, Lantau operators have put in a third proposal under which they would raise the flag fall from HK$12 to HK$15, and increase the charge for every subsequent 200 ... in recent years. And it said the average monthly net income for Lantau drivers and urban drivers who rent their cabs was still lower early this year than in 2004, even after the flag fall was raised ...

  8. Preserving past best way to revive Tai O, say design winners

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The winners of a design competition seeking ways to revitalise Tai O have called for 'minimal intervention' in the old fishing village. Cultural tourism was the main theme of the first-prize submission among entries from professional gr ...

  9. Beautiful Lantau- far away yet close enough

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Five enthusiastic young photographers- Ivan Wong Chun-yuen, Loo Suet-man, Ma Han-son, Ko Fa-chuen and Wong Chun-ming- spent a day exploring the natural wonders of Lantau, as well as visiting some of the island's more modern attractions. The students captured images of the island's scenic spots, including the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Ma Wan Chung village under ...

  10. Lantau country park to be gazetted

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Lantau North will become the city's 24th country park following Executive Council approval of a draft map last month, a conservation department spokesman said. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park comprises mountainous upland valleys covered with woodland and unspoiled streams. The park, stretching from Tai Shan above Penny's Bay in the east, to Tai Ho, ...




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