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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hikers trapped on Lantau cliff for 12 hours

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A group of hikers spent a scary 12 hours on a 300-metre cliff on Lantau yesterday before they were airlifted to safety. After spending the night with rescue workers from the Civil Aid Service, the six hikers were finally airlifted when the sky cleared up enough for a helicopter from the Government Flying Service to approach. 'It was slippery and wet and nearly ...

  3. City Digest

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Search for man after boat capsizes off Sunny Bay A search was continuing last night off Sunny Bay, Lantau, for a man tossed into the sea when his sampan capsized at 3pm. A woman fishing with him was rescued uninjured by a passing boat, but the man, who had been holding onto a bucket, had drifted away. Separately, police found the body of a woman, 58, reported missing on Saturday ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Flight of fancy?

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new study recommends a third runway for the airport. Does it have a valid case, or would the runway, along with other planned projects, cause further environmental damage to northwest Lantau? Write to us. ...

  6. Water cut sends island into panic

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Polly Hui Residents and holidaymakers on Cheung Chau were shocked yesterday when the fresh water supply to the island was cut by a burst main and no information was given on when it was likely to be restored. News of the cut led to an exodus of tourists, while residents of the island flocked to shops for bottled water. Islanders blamed authorities for causing chaos ...

  7. Coldplay

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The British alternative rock group (above) in concert. Mercury Rev support. Wed, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239 ...

  8. Sai Kung and Lantau most at risk from tsunami, study finds

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Areas of Sai Kung and Lantau Island would be most at risk from a tsunami close to 2 metres high if there was a repeat of the strongest earthquake recorded in the South China ... China Sea, a 7.6 magnitude quake west of Luzon in 1934, could trigger a tsunami of close to 2 metres high that may hit beaches facing east in Sai Kung, and Shek Pik on Lantau Island ...

  9. Tai O residents resettled

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Island District Office yesterday said 22 people who lived in 31 houses affected by dangerous slopes in Tai O had been resettled. The water supply to villages such as Shum Wat, Sheung Keung Shan, Ha Keung Shan and Tai Long Wan was back to normal. Tai O Road was fully opened and buses were travelling between Tai O and Ngong Ping. ...

  10. Damrey blocks Lantau highway

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Penny's Bay Highway was closed for more than three hours yesterday after strong winds brought by Typhoon Damrey blew down a telephone cable on Lantau Island. Visitors going ... Senior scientific officer Mok Hing-yin said Damrey moved across the northern part of the South China Sea towards Hainan Island at about 15km/h. The typhoon was closest to Hong Kong between 1pm ...




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