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  1. Columbarium runs into trouble

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The operator of a private columbarium being built on Lantau Island is thought to be making misleading claims about thousands of niches being planned near a famous site known ... at the Tei Tong Tsai site on Lantau Island: 2,000 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Monks protest against urn trade on Lantau

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Monks and nuns living in a cluster of Buddhist monasteries in a beautiful part of Lantau have come together in a rare public protest against a commercial columbarium operator. ... place because of economic reasons,' said Wing Sing. Luk Wu, a basin in the middle of Lantau with 30 temples- the oldest set up 130 years ago- has been the temporary home of respected monks ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Columbarium developer files lawsuit over land seizure A columbarium developer took the Lands Department to court over the seizure of a site for alleged land-lease breaches. In a writ filed in the High Court on Tuesday, Lippo Star International, registered in the British Virgin Islands, asked the court to return the plot of land on Lantau Plateau, Lantau Island. Lippo Star bought ...

  5. Larvotto to set luxury price benchmark in Island South

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Sun Hung Kai Properties is to set a benchmark for a major luxury housing estate in Island South by releasing a project in Ap Lei Chau at an average price of HK$17,288 per square ... Fu Lam, which is the most expensive large housing estate in Island South. Louie believes the 715-unit Larvotto project would appeal to mainland buyers, who account for sales of more than 20 ...

  6. West Island Line may beat budget, MTR says

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The estimated cost of the West Island Line- which rose 73 per cent from its original HK$8.9 billion budget to HK$15.4 billion- may end up lower than expected, the MTR ... to the government with interest. 'Our track record in cost control has been fairly good. We always aim at doing the work better and cheaper than the goal we set, and the West Island Line ...

  7. Gas plan for Sokos ditched by CLP

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Firm looks to invest in mainland LNG plant CLP Power has abandoned its controversial HK$10 billion plan to build a liquefied natural gas plant on the Soko Islands off Lantau ... planned 4,800km pipeline from Turkmenistan via Kazakhstan to Shenzhen, he said. CLP had said the LNG project- which involved building a storage and regasification plant on South Soko Island ...

  8. Developer sought for giant panda theme park on island near Macau

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A decade-old idea to develop an island next to Macau is finally about to get off the ground with Zhuhai tendering the right to build a theme park, which may feature giant pandas, on Hengqin Island. A hi-tech park will also figure in the near-term development of the 86 sq km island to the west of the Cotai Strip. The Land and Resources Bureau of Zhuhai will accept bids from ...

  9. Kowloon and island luxury site sales net Cheung Kong HK$2.5b

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Island for the buyer. The projects are scheduled for completion in 2010. Mr Chiu said the buyer bought the properties for long-term investment. Cheung Kong is expected to generate an attractive ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Lai vows to keep Taiwan print empire

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:50pm by Lawrence Chung, Sophie Yu

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Sophie Yu Lai decides to keep the Taiwanese print business for good but still plans to sell the money-losing TV operation on the island Hong Kong media magnate ... on the island has fallen through. The controversial deal was supposed to be completed by yesterday, but one of the Taiwanese buyers reportedly walked away at the last minute, prompting Lai to decide ...




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