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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982703/benson-proves-be-top-moon-trekker
  2. Hot bidding war opens for Sha Tin, Lantau sites

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Tenders for three sites on Lantau Island and in Sha Tin yesterday drew a stronger-than-expected 16 bids despite uncertainty in the property market, the government said. A Lands Department spokesman said the commercial site in Sha Tin's Shek Mun industrial district received four bids, while two residential sites on Lantau Island's Cheung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985975/hot-bidding-war-opens-sha-tin-lantau-sites
  3. Business visitors lured to Lantau

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master- the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau Island to appeal to business travellers. Many business visitors return to the city frequently and want a richer experience than the usual round of dining and shopping. They seek physical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984774/business-visitors-lured-lantau
  4. Leave the Lantau buffaloes alone

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in mind. But the water buffaloes of Lantau Island are as traditional and indigenous an inhabitant as there can be. Authorities have decided the last three animals in a Mui Wo village, of a herd that once numbered in the hundreds, have to go. Sensibly, they want to move them to pastures new, but so far their efforts have proved unsuccessful and have risked harming the animals. Lantau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968346/leave-lantau-buffaloes-alone
  5. Lantau buffaloes too big for latest capture

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com The last remaining water buffalo on Lantau Island walked free yesterday after conservation officials abandoned the latest attempt to capture ... of the 17 animals captured that day, some of the residents of Lantau's Mui Wo village are sceptical about the merits of removing their buffalo. 'Given the AFCD's methods, relocation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968054/lantau-buffaloes-too-big-latest-capture
  6. Lantau residents fear incinerator pollution

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Residents on the south side of Lantau and outlying islands warn that the planned incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau could pollute their area. They also ridicule ... the incinerator would operate,' he said. Louise Preston, a member of Living Islands Movement and a resident of Cheung Sha village, is worried about the incinerator destroying the beautiful scenery. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738466/lantau-residents-fear-incinerator-pollution
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742039/island-ferry-travellers-hit-hk4-fare-rise
  8. Expat poll winner's village lockout

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by 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 is an indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738124/expat-poll-winners-village-lockout
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980135/island-adventure
  10. HK Ferry puts Lantau hotel to public tender

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) has put its Silvermine Beach Hotel on Lantau Island to public tender. The hotel, owned by Hong Kong Ferry's wholly owned subsidiary HYFCO Properties, is to be sold on a vacant possession basis. The tender will close on May 6. The hotel offers 128 rooms and facilities, including a swimming pool and a tennis court. There is also a large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964289/hk-ferry-puts-lantau-hotel-public-tender

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