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  1. Lantau opportunity cannot be missed

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... To avoid lagging behind, a debate on how to make better use of our underdeveloped areas is needed. Lantau immediately stands out as an option. The island is home to one of the world's busiest ... of treating the Qianhai project as a threat, a better approach is to capture the opportunities that may arise. The developing transport links in the region will bring Lantau and the rest of Hong Kong ...

  2. Out and about

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... contrast. Some, such as the hikes over Lantau Peak and Bride's Pool, the near-wild, border-region countryside near Sha Tau Kok, have changed remarkably little in almost 60 years; the paths ...

  3. Going wild

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More tourists are discovering the city's natural attractions, writes Charmaine Carvalho The pink dolphins have yet to appear in the calm waters off northern Lantau, but the tourists ... a dolphin-watching tour in the city 'but we saw more dolphins than I expected', she says. Chapman and her husband also went on a cycling tour of Lantau and visited beaches, but the dolphin watch ...

  4. Bridge to Macau, Zhuhai offers benefits all round

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the bridge's environmental impact on Lantau could be significant, given that the outlying island is its likeliest starting point. A forest of skyscrapers has already sprung up in Tung Chung new town. ... impact on the island of building the bridge. Still, all these issues can be overcome with proper planning and foresight. And the cross-delta bridge, once built, will benefit all sides. ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be held liable and negligent if an accident, injury or death were to occur? Philip Richards, Central As a constant traveller to and from the outlying islands, I am fed up with the arrogant Citybus ... mountain peaks and glaciers, I feel quite amused by Mr Ma's narrow statement. Klaus Bernhard Jotz, Lantau ...

  6. Why bother to publish that report, plan for that bridge?

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to 100 hectares of northern Lantau for the construction of a control point for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.' SCMP, July 11 Note the certainty there. It is not a 'proposed' ... for this bridge. Let's leave the pink dolphins off Lantau alone for once. ...

  7. Green fingers

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and understand habitats. Teaching children environmental issues, such as erosion and deforestation, is also a part of my job. Four years ago, I set up my own company, EagleOwl On Lantau. In collaboration with other companies, I help design camping trips and set up conservation projects on Lantau. YP: Do you think Hong Kong has the potential to develop eco-tourism? M: Hong Kong has a quarter ...

  8. Pretty but out of place

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... The great expanses of flowers, shrubs and trees were an immediate eye-pleaser, but on closer look it became clear that there was no accompanying insect or bird life. When I arrived back on Lantau ... at little cost, as we on Lantau are noticing these days. Newcomers from the mainland are re-opening abandoned gardens. This raises the idea of the government providing plots of land for weekend ...

  9. Abolishing estate duty will end silly game

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is making policy by such means a democratically sound method? HATIM N. HOOSENALLY, Pokfulam Wide outrage on jail The article 'Island super-jail plans thrown into disarray by environment officials' (July 13) said the government's proposal had 'sparked outrage among residents on nearby Lantau', which implies merely a 'not in my backyard' protest. It may ...

  10. We need to protect great outdoors of Lantau, not build a new 'metropolis'

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the report (''Metropolis' urged for Lantau', May 7). After pitting meagre resources against powerful vested interests to protect one of Hong Kong's few areas of countryside against an ill-conceived incinerator, Lantau's residents now learn that this vital 'green lung' for the city, according to Anna Hong of Shun Tak, is merely ...




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