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  1. Rural leader charged in Tung Chung River case

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The head of the Tung Chung Rural Committee was among eight people charged yesterday by the ICAC with fraud and perverting the course of justice over the illegal excavation of hundreds of tonnes of boulders from the Tung Chung River on Lantau Island. All will appear in Tsuen Wan Court today. Law Kam-fai, 63, rural committee chairman and Wong Yat-wah, 51, operator of Tung ...

  2. Flooding may spell end of Tai O folk museum

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The future of a folk museum in Tai O is in doubt after Typhoon Hagupit flooded the remote tip of Lantau Island and soaked its scarce collections. Curator Wong Wai-king founded the Tai O Culture Workshop seven years ago to show how people lived a century ago by producing salt and fishing. But yesterday she was left with soaked and ruined treasures. 'There is nothing ...

  3. Barriers to prevent loss of sand at beaches in Tuen Mun, Lantau

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Two beaches popular with swimmers and sun lovers will undergo maintenance work from July, intended to stop further loss of sand. Temporary barriers would be built perpendicular to the waterline to hold sand in place at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun and Upper Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island, a government spokesman said yesterday. Permanent solutions will come later, after more study ...

  4. 40-hour battle to end Lantau fire

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The blaze posed a threat to residents in Discovery Bay Raging hill fires on Lantau Island that at one point threatened residents in Discovery Bay were finally put out at 4am yesterday ... firefighters to hill sites. The Fire Services Department was alerted at 11.15am on Friday. Ng Lap-fun, division commander (marine and offshore island division), said firefighters arrived at the site ...

  5. Green route to Lantau slope stabilisation

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Twenty-four slopes on Lantau Island have been stabilised in an environmentally friendly way by the Civil Engineering and Development Department. It spent about HK$75 million on a project to upgrade slopes along South Lantau Road from Mui Wo to Pui O between December 2001 and October 2004. The project aims to decrease the landslide risk to the local community ...

  6. Don't reclaim off Lantau for port in decline

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by our bureau before, at the headland between Sha Lo Wan and San Shek Wan. It has been most carefully chosen to minimise the ecological and other environmental impacts on Lantau Island. The exact ... Few may have noticed that the government has slipped another 'consultation' into its planning. In addition to West Kowloon and the Lantau Concept Plan, there is a quiet effort ...

  7. Two amber warnings as storms sweep city

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... at 8.50am and withdrawn two hours later. It was issued again at 6.15pm. The heaviest rain fell on Lantau Island and in New Territories West, with both receiving more than 50mm in the morning. ... signal, issued at 5.45pm, was still in force and lasted until 11.40pm, indicating 40km/h-plus winds with gusts up to 100km/h. The Lantau cable car was disrupted before 10am and was suspended again ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Blaze burns 13 hours on Lantau A hill fire on Lantau Island's Sunset peak was put out yesterday after burning for more than 13 hours. The fire broke out at about 4am. The Fire Services Department sent more than 70 firemen to fight the blaze. Helicopters were also called in to drop water bombs on the flames. The fire burned out about 800 square metres of land. San Po Kong ...

  9. Kindergarten hesitant to resume classes amid safety concerns

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the fishing town and south Lantau- has been blocked by a landslide. Traffic resumed today. A spokeswoman for the Education Bureau said: 'Children's safety is the top priority. 'The ... of our students live in areas of south Lantau such as Mui Wo, Pui O and Tong Fuk. None of them can come to school, as road traffic has been stopped,' she said. The pupils were too young ...

  10. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... yet' oil pollution incident threatened to seep around the shores of Hong Kong Island, the government announced it would set up a commission of inquiry. However, the composition ... patches of oil off the south coast of Hong Kong Island continued unabated. Officials said an estimated 3,000 tons of heavy diesel fuel leaked from a Shell fuel tank off Ap Lei Chau. At least 13 ...




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