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  1. 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 ...

  2. Careful what you fish for

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of Lantau as a tourist destination. And Kwok shudders at the thought of hordes of chattering day-trippers descending on the village. 'Every weekend they pass by our homes non-stop.' Under ... today. If there were more people coming here, there's a greater chance they would buy things,' she says. The idea to redevelop the Lantau village as part of a 'new tourism node ...

  3. Oil spill closes beach

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An oil spill led to the closure of Hung Shing Yeh Beach on Lamma Island yesterday and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the beach would be closed until further notice. Elsewhere, red flags advising people to stay out of the water were raised at Upper Cheung Sha Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Pui O Beach and Tong Fuk Beach on Lantau due to big waves. ...

  4. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be well within safe limits. About 40 tonnes of residue is still stored in To Kau Wan in north Lantau. croc's future home sets $30 entrance fee Visits to the future home of the Yuen Long ...

  5. Oil pollution exercise launched

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 5.50pm: A annual joint anti-oil pollution exercise was launched near Lantau Island on Tuesday to train government departments and oil companies to combat oil spills. A marine department spokesman said the rehearsal- codenamed 'Oilex 2004'- was carried out in the waters off Luk Keng Bay, the northern part of Lantau Island. The spokesman said ...

  6. Careless grave-sweepers spark hill fires

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Firemen were kept busy dousing hill fires yesterday- 28 by 5pm- as grave-sweepers flocked to the final resting places of their ancestors for the Chung Yeung festival. One of the biggest fires broke out at about 1.30pm at Keung Shan on Lantau, where about 500,000 square metres of hillside were ablaze. A helicopter was sent to drop water, and the fire was put out at about ...

  7. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Volunteer ecologists will next Tuesday be stationed on peaks on Lantau, along crests high above Sai Kung and patrolling the Shalotung valley. Carrying binoculars, cameras ... will patrol its butterfly reserve and the hills around Tolo Harbour. On Lantau, Jenny Quinton and other directors and members of Green Lantau will be patrolling. Last Ching Ming, she and her children ...

  8. Fishermen count cost of Lantau oil spill

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Fishermen say oil that spilled from a vessel that foundered off the south coast of Lantau on Friday killed 121,000kg of fish. The vessel, which was transporting soil from Hong Kong to the mainland, sank about 1.5 nautical miles from Cheung Sha Wan, a bay that contains one of the city's largest fish culture zones. Sixty fishermen operating in the area owned ...

  9. First person

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Horticulturalist Paul Melsom, 47, has led the protests over the planting of 2 million non-native trees on fire-ravaged hills above the Disney theme park on Lantau ... impact will live with us for hundreds of years. Even after the concession last week, we are still going to see the planting of 1.7 million non-native trees on Lantau. This will create what ...

  10. Letters

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

    ... for the liquefied natural gas terminal to be located at the Soko Islands, which the government has not approved ('CLP signs pact on LNG supply for Lantau plant,' June 21). We are also concerned ... Islands marine habitat would be averted. Second, consumers would not face substantial increases in their electricity costs to cover the capital costs of the terminal, which may now cost 50 per ...




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