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  1. Benson proves to be top Moon Trekker

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Unus Alladin Darren Benson of Champion System Adventure Team was the overall winner of the third annual Moon Trekker, which finished on Lantau Peak on Friday night. About 1,000 runners took part in one of Hong Kong's most unusual races, with Benson clocking four hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds for the 'Sunrise' 40km race. Teammate Ryan Blair smashed Michael ...

  2. Island ferry travellers hit by HK$4 fare rise

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Travellers on ferries to and from the outlying islands will soon have to pay up to HK$4.10 more per trip. The government approved fare rises of 9 to 12 per cent for single ... haven't had double-digit pay rises, so how can we afford the higher fares?' he said. 'People living on the outlying islands have no choice. If things carry on like this, no one ...

  3. Expat poll winner's village lockout

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Andrew Brown has never set foot in the office of the San Shek Wan village where he lives, despite winning elections there three times since 2003. The 49-year-old Briton was elected for a third time as the second head of the village in South Lantau last month with a one-vote margin. Nine registered voters chose him, out of 17 who cast the ballot. The other head ...

  4. Island of adventure

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Even without mentioning Mickey Mouse, Space Mountain, Chek Lap Kok airport and Tong Chong's shopping outlets, two Lantau islanders can tell a gripping tale about their long-time home. In their new book, Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island, former journalist Lo Yin-shan and photographer Antony McHugh dug up a treasure trove full of lost memories- from pirate wars ...

  5. Simple Plan Live in Hong Kong 2011

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Canadian pop punk/alternative rock group in concert. Aug 16, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260 ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Another glitch hits Lantau cable car A technical fault left passengers on the Lantau cable car hanging in mid-air for six minutes at about 2pm yesterday. Service was stopped for two hours, resuming at 4.15pm. The glitch follows a December 8 incident in which passengers were stranded for 16 minutes by a fault. Members launch new centre-left political party A new centre-left political ...

  7. Sino Land in race for hotel site in Hung Hom

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Four bids were submitted yesterday in tenders for a hotel site in Hung Hom and two for a residential site at Mui Wo on Lantau Island, the Lands Department ... The site at Mui Wo on Lantau could be developed into a low-density residential project. Such a project could have a total gross floor area of 49,400 sq ft. Under the land lease, the number of flats ...

  8. Burglary-hit Disco Bay wants police station

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is adequately served by beat and mobile patrols deployed from the Lantau North Police Station. This provides coverage for communities in the northern part of Lantau Island, taking advantage ... John Carney Calls are growing for a permanent police station in Discovery Bay after a recent spate of burglaries. Residents of the Lantau community have started a petition calling ...

  9. Making a point in tents

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to get the government to move their facility to the Heung Yee Kuk Southern District Secondary School campus at Mui Wo, Lantau Island. Atteeq, in Form Four, has been at the college for 18 months. ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The legal proceedings against us are [allegedly] because the buffaloes could have been caught by us but were not Government veterinary officer Dr Howard Wong, confirming a lawsuit by a tourist gored by a buffalo on a Lantau beach Our unrest against corruption shall continue Indian guru Swami Ramdev calls off his eight-day hunger strike The SAR government favours the rich, ...




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