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  1. Buyers wake up to the charms of island life

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Discovery Bay, on Lantau Island, however, do not face such a curfew. The 24-hour ferry service means they can enjoy an island life and party in the city until all hours of the morning. More ... Ernest Kong Units at Graceful Mansion are selling fast following a reduction in target prices While some people in Hong Kong love living on its outlying islands, others dread the idea. ...

  2. Tsing Sha Highway fully open to traffic as last section completed

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for travelling around Sha Tin, western Kowloon and Lantau. With the bridge in service, the journey time between Sha Tin and the airport is expected to be reduced to 35 minutes. Four Citybus airport routes, which start from Island South, Island East and Kowloon East, are expected to save five to 10 minutes by taking the bridge instead of another highway via Kwai Chung. The world's ...

  3. Discovery Bay ferry times may be cut

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Bay Transportation Services, a subsidiary of the Lantau island community's sole developer, Hong Kong Resort Company. Ferries between the 12,000-strong community near the north-eastern tip of Lantau and Central would run at 12-minute intervals in the early mornings, up from eight at present, and at 15 to 20-minutes in the early evenings. Off-peak times would be reduced from every 20 ...

  4. HK$25b price tag for new facilities to tackle waste

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Tuen Mun, and Shek Kwu Chau south of Lantau. The latter site would take longer to complete as it would involve sea reclamation. Apart from the two places, Green Island Cement, a subsidiary ... Green Island says the facility would require no more than four years to plan, build and commission, and the capital cost would be only around HK$2 billion, with annual running costs estimated ...

  5. Trappist sees opportunity in delta after milk scandal

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Dairy's origins date back to the 1950s when a group of priests in the Trappist Heaven Monastery on Lantau Island began producing milk on a small farm and with just a dozen cows. Their milk became ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the railway service extended from Ma On Shan to Hung Hom and the East Rail Line extended from Hung Hom across the harbour to Hong Kong Island. In the meantime, a number of upgrades at the station have ... a policy address that placed emphasis on the importance of education and family values, this government continues to ignore the communities of South Lantau. Since 2004, education concern groups ...

  7. New chief of MTRC moves to shore up business confidence

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the administration's decision last year to forego HK$798 million in MTRC dividends to fund the HK$2 billion Penny's Bay rail line on Lantau. Analysts said the MTRC would have difficulties in getting the proposed rail links on Hong Kong island - the south and west island lines - off the drawing board as both projects required the deficit-ridden government to fill funding gaps by granting ...

  8. Discontent at Disco Bay

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... tarnished as trouble brews in paradise and some residents threaten to abandon the 'island of dogs and babies', as DB is affectionately known by residents. Discovery Bay is a privately ... residents call a sham consultation process and a lack of open public debate has fuelled rising anger against HKR. Annual management fees, which help fund the maintenance of the island, totalled ...

  9. China Power will not take 'no' for an answer

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... said. CLP has supplied power to Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island for the past 40 years under the scheme of control, which guarantees it a fixed rate of return ranging between 13.5 ... there had been no contact so far, adding: 'I hope they don't come to us.' He said entering the Hong Kong island market would involve greater risks because of higher grid costs. He ...

  10. CT10 decision tempers runaway ambition

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Island project off the eastern banks of the Pearl River, about 30km north of Lantau. As the six billion yuan Dachan container port project is the only greenfield site awaiting approval, ...




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