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  1. Leisure by the lakeside at a new Lantau Island project

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Hong Kong is to get a new rural recreation centre on Lantau Island next month. The Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre at Penny's Bay will open its doors to the public ... with fitness stations circling the lake. The centre will be open from 9am to 7pm. There will be a shuttle bus service from the Lantau Link Toll Gate. Admission to the centre is free. ...

  2. Developing Lantau a delicate task

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year's record 5.9 million to 11 million by 2022, its strategy is to support and profit from developing tourism on Lantau Island. That is a wise course for the government majority-owned theme park to take, with the island already having a number of tourist draws, several more planned and huge potential for more. Whichever it partners and allies itself with, though, it has ...

  3. Fears voiced over air quality on Lantau

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government environmental advisers yesterday raised fears about air quality deterioration in northwest Lantau where major infrastructure projects could be located under ... assessment of the blueprint released by the Planning Department, the city will see a general improvement in air quality, but deterioration might occur in particular areas such as Lantau and Tsuen ...

  4. Fresh call to get rid of Lantau's wandering cows

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kathryn Hu Lantau's wandering cows are continuing to annoy some residents, prompting an Islands District Council member to renew a call to cull the herd after the idea was scrapped ... every morning, he said. Mr Wong said the cows' reproduction was also an issue. He said there were 10 cows in Mui Wo last month but now there are 13. There are about 60 feral cows on Lantau ...

  5. 'Holistic strategy' envisages Lantau as a world wonder

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A 'holistic conservation strategy' has been developed for Lantau by three long-term residents to preserve what they describe as the island's world-class ... conservation, education, eco-tourism and sustainable development into 'a model resource for sustainable development in Hong Kong'. 'Lantau is a dramatic island with majestic peaks, steep ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Controversial Lantau road upgrade wins funding

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Island residents are dismayed, saying the project will destroy scenic country areas The construction of a contentious Lantau road project will begin this year after the Legislative Council's Finance Committee yesterday approved $630 million in funding. The decision has disappointed angry Lantau residents, who say the realignment and widening of Tung Chung Road will cut through ...

  9. Greens see red over development plans in revised Lantau blueprint

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... economic infrastructure and urban planning in northern and northeastern Lantau while protecting the other parts of the island. Two rounds of public consultations have been held on the concept plan, ... Chloe Lai The government yesterday unveiled a revised plan for Lantau's development that puts emphasis on conservation, recreation and green tourism but still includes heavy ...

  10. Large culls of Lantau buffaloes halted

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... such as the Lantau Buffalo Association, Green Lantau Association and Living Islands Movement, about problem animals. Villagers say the animals are dangerous and damage property. But green groups counter ... Barclay Crawford The government promised a ceasefire on large-scale buffalo culls on Lantau, during a closed-door meeting with green groups and villagers yesterday. A plan to survey animal ...




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